Dr. Earl Babbie is the Campbell Professor Emeritus in Behavioral Sciences. While interested in social problems such as overpopulation, world hunger, and prejudice, his career has centered on the writing of numerous textbooks about social research methods. He is best known for The Practice of Social Research, first published in 1975, with the 12th edition to be published in 2010. It has been translated into a number of languages and is widely acknowledged as the leading text in its field for the past three decades. More details in Wikipedia. Babbie currently lives in Hot Springs Village, Arkansas. His latest book, Beauty in the City, received a Gold Medal in the 2018 Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPY) in the US Northeast – Best Regional Non-Fiction Category and the Silver Medal for the 2017 Foreword Indies Book of the Year Award in the History category.