Top 50 largest publishers in the world (P.46) - Harvard University Press (USA): The prestigious Harvard University's academic publishing house


( Harvard University Press (HUP) is a publishing house established on January 13, 1913, as a division of Harvard University, and focused on academic publishing.



It is a member of the Association of American University Presses. The press maintains offices in Cambridge, Massachusetts near Harvard Square, and in London, England.

Notable authors published by HUP include Eudora Welty, Walter Benjamin, E. O. Wilson, John Rawls, Emily Dickinson, Stephen Jay Gould, Helen Vendler, Carol Gilligan, Amartya Sen, David Blight, Martha Nussbaum, and Thomas Piketty.



Harvard University Press is the publisher of such classic works as John Rawls’s A Theory of Justice, E.O. Wilson’s On Human Nature, and Helen Vendler’s Dickinson. Its 2011 publication Listed: Dispatches from America's Endangered Species Act by Joe Roman received the 2012 Rachel Carson Environment Book Award from the Society of Environmental Journalists.

The Press continues to be a leading publisher of convergent works in the sciences, humanities, and social sciences, while also taking bold steps in exciting new directions, from innovative partnerships to a diverse translation program, to an expanded commitment to facilitating scholarly conversation around the globe.



The Press is also embracing new digital products and platforms, driven by the belief that books from academic publishers—on paper or on screen, in your hand or in the cloud—are more essential than ever before for understanding critical issues facing the world today.

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