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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

John Burroughs Medal Award

John Burroughs Medal Award List
The John Burroughs Association publicly recognizes well-written and illustrated natural history publications. Each year the Burroughs medal (shown at left) is awarded to the author of a distinguished book of natural history, with the presentation made during the Association's annual meeting on the first Monday of April.

The following list presents all of the Burroughs Medal winners to date. Asterisked books are in the collections of the American Museum of Natural History Library. Note: the medal was not awarded 1931, 1935, 1937, 1944, 1947, 1951, 1959, 1975, and 1980.

The John Burroughs List of Nature Books for Young Readers for 2008
- Finding Home, Sandra Markle, author, Alan Marks, illustrator, Charlesbridge, (2008).
- How We Know What We Know About Our Changing Climate, Lynne Cherry, and Gary Braasch, authors. Dawn Publications, (2008).
- Ice Bears, Brenda Z. Guiberson, author and Ilya Spirin, illustrator, Henry Holt & Company/Macmillan, (2008).
- Wangari’s Trees of Peace: A True Story from Africa, Jeanette Winter author and illustrator, Harcourt, Inc, (2008).
- Winter Trees, Carole Gerber, author and Leslie Evans, illustrator, Charlesbridge,

2009. Burroughs, Franklin. Confluence: Merrymeeting Bay
2008. Whitty, Julia. The Fragile Edge: Diving and Other Adventures in the South Pacific
2007. Meloy, Ellen. Eating Stone: Imagination and the Loss of the Wild
2006. Kroodsma, Donald. The Singing Life of Birds Houghton Mifflin, 2005.
2005. Wall, Robin. Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses
2004. Levin, Ted. Liquid Land: A Journey Through The Florida Everglades
2003. Safina, Carl. Eye Of The Albatross: Visions of Hope and Survival
2002. Lamberton, Ken. Wilderness and Razor Wire: A Naturalist's Observations from Prison.
2001. Carroll, David M. Swampwalker's Journal.
2000. Heindrich, Bernd. Mind Of the Raven.
1999. DeBlieu, Jan. Wind: How the Flow of Air Has Shaped Life, Myth, and the Land.
1998. Alcock, John. In a Desert Garden. New York
1997. Quammen, David. The Song Of The Dodo.
1996. Green, Bill. Water, Ice and Stone.
1995. Packer, Craig. Into Africa.
1994. Campbell, David G. The Crystal Desert: Summers in Antarctica.
1993. Dethier, Vincent G. Crickets and Katydids, Concerts and Solos.
1992. Norris, Kenneth S. Dolphin Days. New York
1991. Nelson, Richard. The Island Within.
1990. McPhee, John. The Control of Nature.
1989. Kilham, Lawrence. On Watching Birds.
1988. Horton, Tom. Bay Country.
1987. Pyle, Robert Michael. Wintergreen.
1986. Nabhan, Gary Paul. Gathering in the Desert.
1985. Owens, Mark and Delia. Cry of the Kalahari.
1984. Wallace, David Rains. The Klamath Knot.
1983. Skutch, Alexander F. A Naturalist on a Tropical Farm.
1982. Matthiessen, Peter. Sand Rivers.
1981. Durant, Mary, and Harwood, Michael. On the Road with John James Audubon.
1979. Lopez, Barry Holstun. Of Wolves and Men.
1978. Kirk, Ruth. Desert: The American Southwest.
1977. Leopold, Aldo. A Sand County Almanac.
1976. Zwinger, Ann Haymond. Run, River, Run.
1974. Olson, Sigurd F. Wilderness Days.
1973. Barlow, Elizabeth. The Forests and Wetlands of New York City.
1972. Arbib, Robert S. The Lord's Woods.
1971. Terres, John K. From Laurel Hill to Siler's Bog.
1970. Scheffer, Victor B. The Year of the Whale.
1969. Lawrence, Louise de Kiriline. The Lovely and the Wild.
1968. Borland, Hal G. Hill Country Harvest.
1967. Ogburn, Jr., Charlton. The Winter Beach.
1966. Darling, Louis. The Gull's Way.
1965. Brooks, Paul. Roadless Area.
1964. Hay, John. The Great Beach.
1963. Murie, Adolph. A Naturalist in Alaska.
1962. Sutton, George Miksch. Iceland Summer.
1961. Eiseley, Loren C. The Firmament of Time.
1960. Kieran, John. A Natural History of New York City.
1958. Allen, Robert Porter. On the Trail of the Vanishing Birds.
1957. Carr, Archie Fairly. The Windward Road.
1956. Murchie, Guy. Song of the Sky.
1955. Grange, Wallace B. Those of the Forest.
1954. Krutch, Joseph Wood. The Desert Year.
1953. Klingel, Gilbert. The Bay.
1952. Carson, Rachel L. The Sea Around Us.
1950. Peterson, Roger Tory. Birds Over America.
1949. Cruickshank, Helen. Flight into Sunshine.
1948. Stanwell-Fletcher, Theodora. Driftwood Valley.
1946. Jaques, Mr. and Mrs. Frances Lee. Snowshoe Country.
1945. Platt, Rutherford. This Green World.
1943. Teale, Edwin Way. Near Horizons.
1942. Armstrong, Edward A. Birds of the Grey Wind.
1941. Halle, Jr., Louis J. Birds against Men.
1940. Bent, Arthur Cleveland. Life Histories of North American Birds (18-titleseries).
1939. Pearson, T. Gilbert. Adventures in Bird Protection.
1938. Murphy, Robert Cushman. Oceanic Birds of South America.
1936. Gorst, Charles Crawford. Recordings of Bird Calls.
1934. Christman, W. W. Wild Pasture Pine.
1933. Medsger, Oliver P. Nature Rambles.
1932. Dellenbaugh, Frederick S. A Canyon Voyage: The Narrative Of The Second Powell Expedition Down The Green-Colorado River From Wyoming, 1871-1872.
1930. Rutledge, Archibald. Peace in the Heart.
1929. Chapman, Frank M. Handbook of North American Birds.
1928. McCarthy, John Russell. Nature Poems.
1927. Seton, Ernest Thompson. Lives of Game Animals.
1926. Beebe, William. Pheasants of the World.

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