The National Outdoor Book Awards

Friday, November 24th, 2017

This week, the winners of another national book award were announced.  No, not the National Book Award.  These are the winners of the National Outdoor Book Award, an honor bestowed for the last 20 years on the top titles about nature, outdoor activities, and the world's wild places.  Some categories feature multiple winners, selected by an expert panel of outdoor journalists, enthusiasts, and writers.

 

 

A Fly Rod of Your Own Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781451618341
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster - April 4th, 2017

Winner, Best Outdoor Literature


On Trails: An Exploration Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781476739236
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster - July 4th, 2017

Winner, Best Outdoor Literature
 


No Barriers: A Blind Man's Journey to Kayak the Grand Canyon Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250088789
Availability: Available to ship immediately
Published: Thomas Dunne Books - February 7th, 2017

Honorable Mention, Best Outdoor Literature
 


Art of Freedom: The Life and Climbs of Voytek Kurtyka Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9781771602129
Availability: Backordered
Published: Rocky Mountain Books Incorporated - September 8th, 2017

Winner, Best History or Biography
 


Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean Cover Image
By Jonathan White, Peter Matthiessen (Foreword by)
$28.00
ISBN: 9781595348050
Availability: Available to ship immediately
Published: Trinity University Press - January 31st, 2017

Winner, Best Natural History Literature
 


Monarchs and Milkweed: A Migrating Butterfly, a Poisonous Plant, and Their Remarkable Story of Coevolution Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780691166353
Availability: Available to ship immediately
Published: Princeton University Press - March 28th, 2017

Winner, Nature/Environment Literature
 


The Pipestone Wolves: The Rise and Fall of a Wolf Family Cover Image
By Geunther Bloch, John E. Marriott (Photographer)
$40.00
ISBN: 9781771601603
Availability: Available to ship immediately
Published: Rocky Mountain Books Incorporated - September 20th, 2016

Honorable Mention, Nature/Environment Literature


Kingbird Highway: The Biggest Year in the Life of an Extreme Birder Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780618709403
Availability: Available to ship immediately
Published: Houghton Mifflin - March 1st, 2006

Winner, Classic Outdoor Literature


Wild Encounters: Iconic Photographs of the World's Vanishing Animals and Cultures Cover Image
$75.00
ISBN: 9780847858323
Availability: Backordered
Published: Rizzoli International Publications - October 25th, 2016

Winner, Design and/or Artistic Merit


Pup the Sea Otter Cover Image
By Jonathan London, Sean London (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781943328871
Availability: Available to ship immediately
Published: Westwinds Press - April 4th, 2017

Winner, Children's Literature


Treecology: 30 Activities and Observations for Exploring the World of Trees and Forests Cover Image
By Monica Russo, Kevin Byron (Photographer)
$15.99
ISBN: 9781613733967
Availability: Available to ship immediately
Published: Chicago Review Press - September 1st, 2016

Honorable Mention, Children's Literature


Backpacker Long Trails: Mastering the Art of the Thru-Hike Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781493028726
Availability: Available to ship immediately
Published: Falcon Press Publishing - April 15th, 2017

Winner, Instructional Titles


Big Walls, Swift Waters: Epic Stories from Yosemite Search and Rescue Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9781930238749
Availability: Available to ship immediately
Published: Yosemite Conservancy - July 11th, 2017

Winner, Instructional Titles


The Scout's Guide to Wild Edibles: Learn How to Forage, Prepare & Eat 40 Wild Foods Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781943366064
Availability: Available to ship immediately
Published: St. Lynn's Press - November 15th, 2016

Winner, Nature Guidebooks


Butterflies of Pennsylvania: A Field Guide Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780822964551
Availability: Available to ship immediately
Published: University of Pittsburgh Press - May 25th, 2017

Winner, Nature Guidebooks


AMC's Outdoor Adventures: Acadia National Park: Your Guide to the Best Hiking, Biking, and Paddling Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9781628420579
Availability: Available to ship immediately
Published: Appalachian Mountain Club - June 16th, 2017

Winner, Outdoor Adventure Guidebooks