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We are pleased to announce the release of our Fall 2019 catalog. Please take a moment to explore our forthcoming titles.

Mark Saunders was a committed member of the Association of University Presses (AUP) community, and his loss is being felt profoundly by many of us both professionally and personally. Mark’s advice, knowledge, humor, and genuine concern for others had a significant impact on us. To honor his memory, this week, the AUP has come together to celebrate the people in our industry who embody Mark’s spirit through a special blog tour. Please follow along on social media with the hashtags #ReadUP #WeAreUP  and check our blog daily posts.

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 “Plate Tectonics and Great Earthquakes is an enjoyable read about Lynn Sykes’s firsthand experiences and historic contributions to seismology and to the world-shaking development of plate tectonics.” ~Rick Aster, Warner College of Natural Resources, Colorado State University This week, our featured book is Plate Tectonics and Great Earthquakes: 50 Years of Earth-Shaking Events, by Lynn R. Sykes.
“A grand tour of dinosaurs, from one of our most prolific natural history writers. I’ve been reading Donald Prothero’s books since I began studying geology in college, and here he delivers again, with a romping chronicle of some of the most charismatic dinosaurs and the equally fascinating people who have studied them.” ~Steve Brusatte, University
“Solid proof that dinosaurs through scientific eyes are no less fascinating than they are in the movies.” ~Kirkus Reviews This week, we’re featuring The Story of the Dinosaurs in 25 Discoveries: Amazing Fossils and the People Who Found Them, by Donald R. Prothero. In this work, Prothero tells the fascinating stories behind the most important fossil finds and the
“This book is excellent. Rather than simply a profile of twenty-five dinosaurs, it puts each of these in context of its discovery and significance in terms of the science of paleontology, as well as comparisons with close relations. Thus, it covers hundreds of dinosaurs, not just twenty-five.” ~ Thomas R. Holtz Jr., University of Maryland
“This is a highly readable and compelling historical tour of our discovery of dinosaurs, and it focuses on many fascinating stories. It provides equal balance on both human history and the lives and adventures of the people behind the relevant dinosaurs, and scientific thinking on the dinosaurs themselves and adjacent areas of controversy.” ~ Darren