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Yale University Press Award Winners

The Genius
Elijah of Vilna and the Making of Modern Judaism


Sami Rohr Prize

This book offers a new narrative of modern Jewish history based on the life and legacy of the most influential modern rabbinic figure, the eighteenth-century rabbi Elijah ben Solomon, known as the Vilna Gaon.


Ginkgo
The Tree That Time Forgot


Science, Short List

A renowned botanist recounts the eventful 250-million-year history of the ginkgo tree, its near demise during the ice ages, its surprising reprieve from extinction through human intervention, and its honored place in cities around the globe.

Cloth ISBN: 9780300179309   $45.00

Cloth ISBN: 9780300187519   $45.00


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