Nominees for the 2013 CBHL Annual Literature Award were:

[after deadline & judging]

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General Interest

The Book of gin: A spirited world history from alchemists’ stills and colonial outposts to gin palaces, bathtub gin, and artisanal cocktails. Richard Barnett, 2011 (Grove Press)
Botany for artists. Lizabeth Leech, 2011 (The Crowood Press)
Breaking through concrete :Building an urban farm revival. David Hanson and Edwin Marty, 2012 (University of California Press)
Capturing flora: 300 years of Australian botanical art. Edited by Peter Freund, 2012 ( Art Gallery of Ballarat)
Eating the landscape: American Indian stories of food, identity, and resilience. Enrique Salmón, 2012 (The University of Arizona Press)
The encyclopedia of cultivated palms (Second Edition). Robert Lee Riffle, Paul Craft  and Scott Zona, 2012 (Timber Press) –  [First Edition: 2003]
Exotic Botanical Illustration. Meriel Thurstan and Rosie Martin, 2012 (Anova Books, Batsford)
Gardens for a beautiful America 1895-1935 : photographs by Frances Benjamin Johnston. Sam Watters, 2012 (Acanthus Press)
George Washington’s eye. Smith, W. Gary, 2011  (Timber Press)
The golden age of botanical art. Martyn Rix, 2012 (Andre Deutsch, in association with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew)
<!– Hungry planet: Stories of plant diseases.
Gail L. Schumann and Cleora J. D’Arcy, 2012 (American Phytopathological Society)
–> <!– John Ray’s Cambridge catalogue (1660).
John Ray (1627-1705), primary author. Translated and edited by P. H. Oswald and C. D. Preston, 2011 (The Ray Society (The Natural History Museum))
–> Latin for gardeners: over 3,000 plant names explained and explored. Lorraine Harrison, 2012 (The University of Chicago Press)
Marianne North: a very intrepid painter. Michelle Payne, 2011 (Kew Publishing ; [distributed by the University of Chicago Press])
One writer’s garden: Eudora Welty’s home place.   Jackson Haltom, Susan Brown, Jane Roy and Langdon Clay, 2012 (University Press of Mississippi)
The organic seed grower. John Navazio, 2012 (Chelsea Green Publishing)
Planting paradise: Cultivating the garden 1501-1900. Stephen Harris, 2011 (Bodleian Library, University of Oxford ; [distributed by the University of Chicago Press])
Rosemary Verey: the life & lessons of a legendary gardener. Barbara Paul Robinson, 2012 (David R. Godine)
Seeing trees. Nancy Ross Hugo and Robert Llewellyn, 2011 (Timber Press)
Spring wildflowers of the Northeast:  A natural history. Carol Gracie, 2012 (Princeton University Press)
The Timber Press guide to succulent plants of the world: A comprehensive reference to more than 2000 species. Fred Dortort, 2011 (Timber Press)
A walk in the garden
Students at Chaney School in Youngstown, Ohio in collaboration with Dar Hosta, 2011 (Self)

Technical Interest Category
Technical Interest

Botanical Magazine Monograph: The genus Lachenalia. Graham Duncan, 2012 (Kew Publishing)
Botanical Magazine Monograph: Hardy heathers from the Northern Hemisphere. E. Charles Nelson, 2012 (Kew Publishing)
Conifers around the world: Conifers of the temperate zones and adjacent regions. Zsolt Debreczy and István Rácz, 2011 (2012?) (DendroPress)
A guide to moist-soil wetland plants of the Mississippi alluvial valley. Michael L.  Schummer, Heath M. Hagy,  K. Sarah  Fleming and  Joshua C. Cheshier, 2012 (University Press of Mississippi)
Flora of the Cayman Islands. George R. Procter, 2012 (Kew Publishing)
Flora of Tropical East Africa : Apocynaceae Part 2. Edited by Henk Beentje,  2012 (Kew Publishing)
Huanduj: Brugmansia. Alistair Hay, Monika Gottschalk and Adolfo Holguin, 2012 (Kew Publishing)
Hardy Cypripedium: Species, hybrids and cultivation. Werner Frosch and Phillip Cribb, 2012 (Kew Publishing)
Knowing nature: Art and science in Philadelphia 1740-1840. Edited by Amy R. W. Meyers, 2011 (Yale University Press)
Medicinal plants of China, Korea, and Japan: Bioresources for tomorrow’s drugs and cosmetics. Christophe Wiart, 2012 (CRC Press)
The paper road: archive and experience in the botanical exploration of West China and Tibet. Erik Mueggler, 2012 (University of California Press)
Picturing the book of nature: Image, text, and argument in sixteenth-century human anatomy and medical botany. Sachiko Kusukawa, 2012 (The University of Chicago Press)
Visible empire: Botanical expeditions and visual culture in the Hispanic enlightenment.  Daniela Bleichmar, 2012 (University of Chicago Press)

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Why I am a CBHL member