Annual Literature Award >> Winners and Nominees >> 2020 Nominees

Nominees for the 2020 Annual Literature Award are:

[Current list]

PLEASE NOTE: The CBHL’s 52nd Annual Meeting originally planned for May 19-23, 2020 in Washington, D.C. had been replaced with a virtual meeting (details to come). Winner(s) for the Annual Literature Award were announced in September 2021.

Aquatic Dicotyledons of North America: Ecology, Life History, and Systematics

by Donald H. Les. CRC Press, 2018.

ISBN | 9781482225020

Badger’s Perfect Garden

by Marsha Diane Arnold. Sleeping Bear Press, 2019.

ISBN | 9781534110007

Bonsai | Penjing: The collections of the Montreal Botanical Garden

by Danielle Ouellet. Les Amis du Jardin botanique de Montréal, 2019.

ISBN | 9782980121852

The Boy Who Grew a Forest: The True Story of Jadav Payeng

by Sophia Gholz. Sleeping Bear Press, 2019.

ISBN | 9781534110243

Eden Revisited: A Garden in Northern Morocco

by Umberto Pasti and Ngoc Minh Ngo. Rizzoli, 2019.

ISBN | 9780847864805

Emily Dickinson’s Gardening Life: The Plants & Places that Inspired the Iconic Poet

by Marta McDowell. Timber Press, 2019.

ISBN | 9781604698220

The Extraordinary Story of the Apple, 2nd ed.

by Barrie E. Juniper and David J. Mabberley. Kew Publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew [distributed in North America by University of Chicago Press], 2019.

ISBN | 9781842466551

Farming for the Long Haul: Resilience and the Lost Art of Agricultural Inventiveness

by Michael Foley. Chelsea Green Publishing, 2019.

ISBN | 9781603588003

Field Guide to Grasses of the Mid-Atlantic

by Sarah Chamberlain. The Pennsylvania State University Press, 2018.

ISBN | 9780271078694

Field Guide to the Grasses of Oregon & Washington

by Cindy Talbott Roché, Richard Brainerd, Barbara Wilson, Nick Otting and Robert Korfhage. Oregon State University Press, 2019.

ISBN | 9780870719592

A Five Year Plan for Geraniums: Growing Flowers Commercially in East Germany 1946-1989

by Judith M. Taylor. Xlibris, 2019.

ISBN | 9781984576170

Flora of The Mediterranean with California, Chile, Australia & South Africa

by Christopher Martin Gardner and Basak Guner Gardner. Bloomsbury Wildlife, 2019.

ISBN | 9781472970268

Flower Talk: How Plants Use Color to Communicate

by Sara Levine. Lerner Publishing Group, 2019.

ISBN |9781541519282

Fungipedia: A Brief Compendium of Mushroom Lore

by Lawrence Millman. Princeton University Press, 2019.

ISBN | 978069119472

Gardening with Native Plants of the Pacific Northwest, 3rd. ed.

by Arthur Kruckeberg and Linda Chalker-Scott. University of Washington Press, 2019.

ISBN | 9780295744155

I Am Farmer: Growing an Environmental Movement in Cameroon

by Miranda Paul and Baptiste Paul. Lerner Publishing Group,

ISBN | 9781512449143

Just the Tonic: a Natural History of Tonic Water

by Kim Walker and Mark Nesbitt. Kew Publishing, 2019.

ISBN | 9781842466896

Linnaeus, Natural History and the Circulation of Knowledge

ed. by Hanna Hodacs, Kenneth Nybert and Stéphane Van Damme. Voltaire Foundation, University of Oxford, 2018. (Series: Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment)

ISBN | 9780729412056

Marfa Garden: The Wonders of Dry Desert Plants

by Jim Fissel, Martha Hughes, Jim Martinez and Mary Lou Saxon. Trinity University Press, 2019.

ISBN | 9781595348890

Marianne North: the Kew Collection

by Marianne North; introduction by Christopher Mills. Kew Publishing, 2018.

ISBN | 9781842466650

Naturalistic Planting Design: The Essential Guide

by Nigel Dunnett. Filbert Press, 2019.

ISBN | 9780993389269

Nature Play at Home: Creating Outdoor Spaces that Connect Children with the Natural World

by Nancy Striniste. Timber Press, 2019.

ISBN | 9781604698251

The Night Flower:The Blooming of the Saguaro Cactus

by Lara Hawthorne. Big Picture Press, an imprint of Candlewick Press, 2019.

ISBN | 9781536206166

Picturing the Pacific: Joseph Banks and the Shipboard Artists of Cook and Flinders

by James Taylor. Adlard Coles, 2018.

ISBN | 9781472955432

Plantopedia: A Celebration of Nature’s Greatest Show-Offs

by Adrienne Barman. Wide Eyed Editions, 2018.

ISBN | 9781786031396

Rankafu: Orchid Print Album

by Stephen Kirby, Toshikazu Doi and Toru Otsuka. Kew Publishing, 2018.

ISBN | 9781842466681

Reaktion Books – Botanical Series

by multiple authors including Richard Milne, Elizabeth Lawson, Stephen A. Harris, Marcia Reiss, Laura Mason et al. Reaktion Books, 2018.

Books (3) included: Mulberry (Peter Coles) ; Cactus (Dan Torre) ; Rose (Catherine Horwood)

The Sakura Obsession: The Incredible Story of the Plant Hunter Who Saved Japan’s Cherry Blossoms

by Naoko Abe. Alfred A. Knopf, 2019.

ISBN | 9780525435389

A Seed is the Start

by Melissa Stewart. National Geographic Kids, 2018.

ISBN | 9781426329777

Seeing Trees: A History of Street Trees in New York City and Berlin

by Sonja Dümpelmann. Yale University Press, 2019.

ISBN | 9780300225785

The Shirley Sherwood Collection: Modern Masterpieces of Botanical Art

by Shirley Sherwood. Kew Publishing, 2019.

ISBN | 9781842466933

Soar High, Dragonfly

by Sheri M. Bestor. Sleeping Bear Press, 2019.

ISBN | 9781585364107

The Sunflower Family: A Guide to the Family Asteraceae in the  Contiguous United States

by Richard Spellenberg and Naida Zucker. Botanical Research Institute of Texas Press, 2019.

ISBN | 9781889878652

The Tree Book: Superior selections for Landscapes, Streetscapes, and Gardens

by Michael Dirr and Keith Warren. Timber Press, 2019.

ISBN | 9781604697148

Travellers in Ottoman Lands: The Botanical Legacy

Edited by Ines Asceric-Todd, Sabina Knees, Janet Starkey, and Paul Starkey. Archaeopress Publishing, 2018.

ISBN | 9781784919153

Unraveling the Voynich Codex

by Jules Janick and Arthur O. Tucker. Springer, 2018.

ISBN | 9783319772936

What Linnaeus Saw: A Scientist’s Quest to Name Every Living Thing

by Karen Magnuson Beil. Norton Young Readers, an imprint of W. W. Norton & Company.

ISBN | 9781324004684

Wisteria: The Complete Guide

by James Compton and Chris Lane. Royal Horticultural Society, 2019.

ISBN | 9781907057885

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