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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.

2014.

Kathleen Jamie, Sightlines,Experiment, 2013

2013.

Thor Hanson, Feathers, Basic Books/Perseus BooksGroup, 2011

2012.

Haogland, Edward (Ted), Sex and the River Styx, Chelsea Green, 2011

2011.

Bailey, Elisabeth Tova, The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating, Algonquin Books, 2010

2010.

Welland, Michael, Sand, University of California Press, 2009

2009.

Burroughs, Franklin, Confluence: Merrymeeting Bay, Tilbury House, 2006

2008.

Whitty, Julia, The Fragile Edge: Diving and Other Adventures in the South Pacific, Houghton Mifflin Company, 2007

2007.

Meloy, Ellen. Eating Stone Pantheon Books, 2005

2006.

Kroodsma, Donald. The Singing Life of Birds Houghton Mifflin, 2005.

2005.

Kimmerer, Robin Wall. Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses Oregon State University Press, 2003.

2004.

Levin, Ted. Liquid Land: A Journey Through The Florida Everglades The University of Georgia Press, 2003.

2003.

Safina, Carl. Eye Of The Albatross: Visions of Hope and Survival Henry Holt and Company, 2002.

2002.

Lamberton, Ken. Wilderness and Razor Wire. Mercury House, 2000.

2001.

Carroll, David M. Swampwalker's Journal. Houghton Mifflin, 1999.

2000.

Heindrich, Bernd. Mind Of the Raven. New York : HarperCollins, 1999.

1999.

DeBlieu, Jan. Wind: How the Flow of Air Has Shaped Life, Myth, and the Land. Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1998.*

1998.

Alcock, John. In a Desert Garden. New York : W.W. Norton, 1997.

1997.

Quammen, David. The Song Of The Dodo. New York : Scribner, 1996.*

1996.

Green, Bill. Water, Ice and Stone. New York : Harmony Books, 1995.*

1995.

Packer, Craig. Into Africa. Chicago : University of Chicago Press,1994.*

1994.

Campbell, David G. The Crystal Desert: Summers in Antarctica. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1992.*

1993.

Dethier, Vincent G. Crickets and Katydids, Concerts and Solos. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1992.*

1992.

Norris, Kenneth S. Dolphin Days. New York : W.W. Norton, 1991.*

1991.

Nelson, Richard. The Island Within. San Francisco : North Point Press,1989.*

1990.

McPhee, John. The Control of Nature. New York : Farrar Straus Giroux,1989.

1989.

Kilham, Lawrence. On Watching Birds. Chelsea, Vt. : Chelsea Green, 1988.*

1988.

Horton, Tom. Bay Country. Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1987.*

1987.

Pyle, Robert Michael. Wintergreen. New York : Scribner's, 1986.*

1986.

Nabhan, Gary Paul. Gathering in the Desert. Tucson : University of Arizona Press, 1985.

1985.

Owens, Mark and Delia. Cry of the Kalahari. Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1984.*

1984.

Wallace, David Rains. The Klamath Knot. San Francisco : Sierra Club Books, 1983.*

1983.

Skutch, Alexander F. A Naturalist on a Tropical Farm. Berkeley : University of California Press, 1980.*

1982.

Matthiessen, Peter. Sand Rivers. New York : Viking Press, 1981.*

1981.

Durant, Mary, and Harwood, Michael. On the Road with John James Audubon.New York : Dodd, Mead, 1980.*

1979.

Lopez, Barry Holstun. Of Wolves and Men. New York : Scribner's, 1978.*

1978.

Kirk, Ruth. Desert: The American Southwest. Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1973.*

1977.

Leopold, Aldo. A Sand County Almanac. Madison, Wis. : Tamarack Press, 1977.*

1976.

Zwinger, Ann Haymond. Run, River, Run. New York : Harper Row, 1975.*

1974.

Olson, Sigurd F. Wilderness Days. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1972.

1973.

Barlow, Elizabeth. The Forests and Wetlands of New York City. Boston : Little, Brown, 1971.*

1972.

Arbib, Robert S. The Lord's Woods. New York : Norton, 1971.

1971.

Terres, John K. From Laurel Hill to Siler's Bog. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1969.*

1970.

Scheffer, Victor B. The Year of the Whale. New York : Scribner's, 1969.*

1969.

Lawrence, Louise de Kiriline. The Lovely and the Wild. New York : McGraw-Hill, 1968.*

1968.

Borland, Hal G. Hill Country Harvest. Philadelphia : Lippincott, 1967.

1967.

Ogburn, Jr., Charlton. The Winter Beach. Morrow.

1966.

Darling, Louis. The Gull's Way. Morrow.

1965.

Brooks, Paul. Roadless Area. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1964.

1964.

Hay, John. The Great Beach. Garden City : Doubleday, 1963.

1963.

Murie, Adolph. A Naturalist in Alaska. New York : Devin-Adair, 1961.*

1962.

Sutton, George Miksch. Iceland Summer. Norman : University of Oklahoma Press.*

1961.

Eiseley, Loren C. The Firmament of Time. New York : Atheneum, 1960.*

1960.

Kieran, John. A Natural History of New York City. Boston : Houghton-Mifflin, 1959.*

1958.

Allen, Robert Porter. On the Trail of the Vanishing Birds. New York: McGraw Hill, 1957.

1957.

Carr, Archie Fairly. The Windward Road. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1956.*

1956.

Murchie, Guy. Song of the Sky. Houghton Mifflin.

1955.

Grange, Wallace B. Those of the Forest. New York : Devin-Adair, 1953.*

1954.

Krutch, Joseph Wood. The Desert Year. New York : Bobbs, 1952.

1953.

Klingel, Gilbert. The Bay. New York : Dodd, Mead, 1951.*

1952.

Carson, Rachel L. The Sea Around Us. New York : Oxford University Press, 1951.*

1950.

Peterson, Roger Tory. Birds Over America. New York : Dodd, Mead, 1948.*

1949.

Cruickshank, Helen. Flight into Sunshine. New York : Macmillan, 1948.*

1948.

Stanwell-Fletcher, Theodora. Driftwood Valley. Boston : Little, Brown, 1946.*

1946.

Jaques, Mr. and Mrs. Frances Lee. Snowshoe Country. Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 1944.

1945.

Platt, Rutherford. This Green World. New York : Dodd, Mead, 1944.*

1943.

Teale, Edwin Way. Near Horizons. New York : Dodd, Mead, 1942.*

1942.

Armstrong, Edward A. Birds of the Grey Wind. London ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1940.*

1941.

Halle, Jr., Louis J. Birds against Men. New York : Viking Press, 1938.*

1940.

Bent, Arthur Cleveland. Life Histories of North American Birds (18-titleseries). U.S. G.P.O.

1939.

Pearson, T. Gilbert. Adventures in Bird Protection. New York : Appleton-Century,1937.*

1938.

Murphy, Robert Cushman. Oceanic Birds of South America. New York: American Museum of Natural History, 1936.*

1936.

Gorst, Charles Crawford. Recordings of Bird Calls. Publisher NA.

1934.

Christman, W. W. Wild Pasture Pine. Albany : The Argus Co., 1933.

1933.

Medsger, Oliver P. Nature Rambles. New York : Wayne, 1931-1932.

1932.

Dellenbaugh, Frederick S. A Canyon Voyage. New York : Putnam, 1908.

1930.

Rutledge, Archibald. Peace in the Heart. Garden City : Doubleday, 1930.

1929.

Chapman, Frank M. Handbook of North American Birds. New York : Appleton, 1929.*

1928.

McCarthy, John Russell. Nature Poems. Publisher NA.

1927.

Seton, Ernest Thompson. Lives of Game Animals. Scribner's.*

1926. Beebe, William. Pheasants of the World. New York Zoological Society.
   
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