Annual Literature Award >> Winners and Nominees >> 2016 Nominees


Nominees for the 2016 Annual Literature Award are:

[Final list after judging]

Animal, vegetable, mineral?: How eighteenth-century science disrupted the natural order.

by Susannah Gibson. Oxford University Press, 2015.

The art of gardening: Design inspiration and innovative planting techniques from Chanticleer.

by The Chanticleer Gardeners and R. William Thomas. Timber Press, 2015.

The book of pears: The definitive history and guide to over 500 varieties.

by Joan Morgan. Chelsea Green Publishing, 2015.

The book of trees: Visualizing the branches of knowledge.

by Manuel Lima. Princeton Architectural Press, 2014.

Cabaret of plants: Forty thousand years of plant life and the human imagination.

by Richard Mabey. Profile Books, 2015.

California mushrooms: The comprehensive identification guide.

by Dennis E. Desjardin, Michael G. Wood & Frederick A. Stevens. Timber Press, 2015.

Curating biocultural collections: A handbook.

by Jan Salick, Katie Konchar & Mark Nesbitt. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, in association with Missouri Botanical Garden Press, 2015.

The curious Mister Catesby: A “truly ingenious” naturalist explores new worlds.

ed. for the Catesby Commemorative Trust by E. Charles Nelson and David J. Elliott ; foreword by Jane O. Waring. University of Georgia Press, 2015. (Wormsloe Foundation Nature Book Ser.)

Daffodils in American gardens, 1733-1940.

by Sara L. Van Beck. University of South Carolina Press, 2015.

East African plant collectors.

by Diana Polhill & Roger Polhill. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, 2015.

Fathers of botany: The discovery of Chinese plants by European missionaries.

by Jane Kilpatrick. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew / University of Chicago Press, 2014.

Flora of Oregon, Volume 1: Pteridophytes, Gymnosperms, and Monocots.

ed. by Stephen C. Meyer, Thea Jaster, Katie E. Mitchell & Linda K. Hardison. Botanical Research Institute of Texas, 2015.

Fruits of Eden: David Fairchild and America’s plant hunters.

by Amanda Harris. University Press of Florida, 2015.

The Irish garden.

by Jane Powers. Frances Lincoln, 2015.

James Sowerby: The Enlightenment’s natural historian.

by Paul Henderson. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, 2015.

A natural history of English gardening 1650-1800.

by Mark Laird. Yale University Press, 2015.

The natural world of Winnie-the-Pooh: A walk through the forest that inspired the Hundred Acre Wood.

by Kathryn Aalto. Timber Press, 2015.

On the Forests of Tropical Asia.

by Peter Ashton. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, in association with the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, 2014.

PawPaw: In Search of America’s forgotten fruit.

by Andrew Moore. Chelsea Green Publishing, 2015.

Planting in a post-wild world: Designing plant communities for resilient landscapes.

by Thomas Rainer and Claudia West. Timber Press, 2015.

The seed garden: The art and practice of saving seeds.

by Micaela Colley & Jared Zystro. John Torgrimson / Seed Savers Exchange, 2015.

Steppes: Plants and ecology.

by Michael Bone, Dan Johnson, Panayoti Kelaidis, Mike Kintgen & Larry G. Vickerman. Timber Press, 2015.

Visions of loveliness: Great flower breeders of the past.

by Judith Taylor. Ohio University Press (Swallow Press imprint), 2014.

Weeds of North America.

by Richard Dickinson and France Royer. University of Chicago Press, 2014.


Please note: Winner(s) will be announced at the 2016 Annual Meeting.

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