CHAMPAIGN, Ill. A University of Illinois astronomy professor has won an Association of American Publishers (AAP) annual award for his latest book on stars.S
"Extreme Stars: At the Edge of Creation," by Jim Kaler, received the 2001 award for excellence in the category of physics and astronomy from the AAP's Professional/Scholarly Publishing division. The book, published by Cambridge University Press, focuses on "extreme" stars and their place in stellar evolution. It explores an expanse of extremes: the coolest stars, the brightest stars, and even the strangest stars. Kaler has taught astronomy at the UI since 1964. "Extreme Stars" is his 12th book.
The Professional/Scholarly Publishing Awards acknowledge excellence in book, journal, and electronic publishing in all the disciplines represented by professional, scholarly and reference publishing. The awards are open only to members of the AAP's Professional/Scholarly Publishing division. The 2001 awards were given in 32 subject categories ranging from arts to economics.