Annual Literature Award >> Winners and Nominees >> 2017 Nominees


Nominees for the 2017 Annual Literature Award are:

[Current list]

All the Presidents’ Gardens

by Marta McDowell. Timber Press, 2016.

Ancient Botany

by Gavin Hardy and Laurence Totelin. Routledge, 2016.

The Andean Wonder Drug: Cinchona bark and imperial science in the Spanish Atlantic, 1630-1800

by Matthew James Crawford. University of Pittsburgh Press, 2016.

The Bauers: Joseph, Franz & Ferdinand

by H. Walter Lack. Prestel, 2015.

The Body Language of Trees: Encyclopedia of Visual Tree Assessment

by C. Mattheck, K. Bethge and K. Weber. Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, 2015.

The Bold Dry Garden

by Johanna Silver. Timber Press, 2016.


by Katie Scott and Kathy Willis. Big Picture Press in association with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, 2016.

A Botanist’s Vocabulary: 1300 terms explained and illustrated

by Susan K. Pell and Bobbi Angell. Timber Press, 2016.

The Carbon Farming Solution: A Global Toolkit of Perennial Crops and Regenerative Agriculture Practices for Climate Change Mitigation and Food Security

by Eric Toensmeier. Chelsea Green Publishing, 2016.

Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of the Western Mediterranean

by Chris Thorogood. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, 2016.

Flora Japonica

by Masumi Yamanaka and Martyn Rix. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, 2016.

Garden Flora

by Noel Kingsbury. Timber Press, 2016.

Garden Revolution: How Our Landscapes Can Be a Source of Environmental Change

by Larry Weaner and Thomas Christopher. Timber Press, 2016.

Heirloom Harvest: Modern Daguerreotypes of Historic Garden Treasures

by Amy Goldman. Bloomsbury USA, 2015.

The Hidden Half of Nature

by David R. Montgomery and Anne Bikle. W. W. Norton, 2016.

The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate—Discoveries from A Secret World

by Peter Wohlleben. Greystone Books, 2016.

A Linnaean Kaleidoscope

by Carina Nynas and Lars Bergquist. Fri Tanke and The Hagströmer Medico-Historical Library, 2016.

The Lord Treasurer of Botany

by Tom Kennett. The Linnean Society of London, 2016.

Mosses, Liverworts, and Hornworts: A Field Guide to Common Bryophytes of the Northeast

by Ralph Pope. Cornell University Press, 2016.

Native Plants of the Midwest

by Alan Branhagen. Timber Press, 2016.

Phyto: Principles and resources for site remediation and landscape design

by Kate Kennen and Niall Kirkwood. Routledge, 2015.

Plant: Exploring the Botanical World

by Phaidon editors, with an introduction by Dr. James Compton. Phaidon, 2016.

Planting Design for Dry Gardens

by Olivier Filippi. Filbert Press, 2016.

Plants from the Woods and Forests of Chile

by Martin F. Gardner, Paulina Hethenleitner Vega and Josefina Hepp Castillo. Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, 2015.

The Rooftop Growing Guide

by Annie Novak. Ten Speed Press, 2016.

Seeds on Ice: Svalbard and the Global Seed Vault

by Cary Fowler. Prospecta Press, 2016.

Seeds: Safeguarding our Future

by Carolyn Fry. Ivy Press, 2016. [also published under the title, Seeds: A Natural History by the University of Chicago Press]

Shakespeare’s Gardens

by Jackie Bennett. Frances Lincoln, 2016.

Thinking The Contemporary Landscape

ed. by Christophe Girot and Dora Imhof. Princeton Architectural Press, 2016.

Wildflowers of New England

by Ted Elliman & New England Wild Flower Society. Timber Press, 2016.

Woody Plants of the Big Bend and Trans-Pecos: A Field Guide to Common Browse for Wildlife

by Louis A. Harveson. Texas A&M University Press, 2016.


Please note: Winners have been announced at the 2017 Annual Meeting.

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