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John Burroughs Award

The John Burroughs Association awards the medals for writing in natural History. The medal has been awarded since 1926.  It is co-sponsored by the John Burroughs Association and the New York Museum of Natural history. Winners

This page will no longer be updated as the John Burroughs Association will not send the press release. I have wasted two days trying to get the winners list.  The Burroughs site is unreliable and not always up and running. Their navigation is terrible. Instead of being happy and pleased as heck to be in the company of Pulitzer and Nobel winners and providing me with the winners, they want me to postal mail a request for the list and THEN they will postal mail the winners back to me.

John Burroughs Association

The John Burroughs Association publicly recognizes well written and illustrated natural history publications. Each year a medal is awarded to the author of a distinguished book of natural history, a list of exceptional natural history books for young readers is selected, and an outstanding nature essay is identified. Presentations of these literary awards are made during the annual meeting of the Association on the first Monday of April.

Medal Award Recipients

2000 Bernd Heindrich for Mind Of the Raven Investigations and Adventures with Wolf Birds | Hardcover | Paperback

1999 Jan DeBlieu for Wind: How the Flow of Air Has Shaped Life, Myth, and the Land | Hardcover | Paperback | Audio Cassette

1998 John Alcock for In a Desert Garden | Hardcover | Paperback

1997 David Quammen for The Song of the Dodo | Paperback

1996 Bill Green for Water, Ice and Stone | Out of Print Find it Here

1995 Craig Packer for Into Africa | Hardcover | Paperback

1994 David Campbell for The Crystal Desert: Summers in Antarctica | Out of Print Find it Here

1993 Vincent Dethier for Crickets and Katydids, Concerts and Solos | Hardcover

1992 Kenneth Norris for Dolphin Days | Out of Print Find it Here

1991 Richard Nelson for The Island Within | Out of Print Find it Here

1990 John McPhee for The Control of Nature | Hardcover | Paperback

1989 Lawrence Kilham for On Watching Birds | Paperback

1988 Tom Horton for Bay Country | Hardcover | Paperback

1987 Robert Michael Pyle for Wintergreen | Out of Print Find it Here

1986 Gary Paul Nabhan for Gathering the Desert | Paperback

1985 Mark and Delia Owens for Cry of the Kalahari | Paperback

1984 David Rains Wallace for The Klamath Knot | Out of Print Find it Here

1983 Alexander Skutch for A Naturalist on a Tropical Farm | Out of Print Find it Here

1982 Peter Matthiessen for Sand Rivers | Out of Print Find it Here

1981 Mary Durant and Michael Harwood for On the Road with John James Audubon | Out of Print Find it Here

1980 No award given

1979 Barry Holstun Lopez for Of Wolves and Men | Hardcover | Paperback

1978 Ruth Kirk for Desert: The American Southwest | Out of Print Find it Here

1977 Aldo Leopold for A Sand County Almanac | Hardcover | Paperback | Audio Cassette | Audiobook

1976 Ann Haymond Zwinger for Run, River, Run : A Naturalist's Journey Down One of the Great Rivers of the American West | Paperback

1975 No award given

1974 Sigurd F. Olson for Wilderness Days | Out of Print Find it Here

1973 Elizabeth Barlow for The Forests and Wetlands of New York City | Out of Print Find it Here

1972 Robert S. Arbib for The Lord's Woods | Out of Print Find it Here

1971 John K. Terres for From Laurel Hill to Siler's Bog The Walking Adventures of A Naturalist | Paperback

1970 Victor B. Scheffer for The Year of the Whale | Out of Print Find it Here

1969 Lawrence, Louise de Kiriline for The Lovely and the Wild | Out of Print Find it Here

1968 Hal Borland for Hill Country Harvest | Out of Print Find it Here

1967 Charlton Ogburn, Jr. for The Winter Beach | Out of Print Find it Here

1966 Louis Darling for The Gull's Way | Out of Print Find it Here

1965 Paul Brooks for Roadless Area | Out of Print Find it Here

1964 John Hay for The Great Beach | Out of Print Find it Here

1963 Adolph Murie for A Naturalist in Alaska | Out of Print Find it Here

1962 George Miksch Sutton for Iceland Summer | Out of Print Find it Here

1961 Loren C. Eiseley for The Firmament of Time | Paperback

1960 John Kieran for A Natural History of New York City  | Out of Print Find it Here

1959 No award given

1958 Robert Porter Allen for On the Trail of the Vanishing Birds | Out of Print Find it Here

1957 Archie Fairly Carr for The Windward Road: Adventures of a Naturalist on Remote Caribbean Shores | Paperback

1956 Guy Murchie for Song of the Sky | Out of Print Find it Here

1955 Wallace B. Grange for Those of the Forest | Out of Print Find it Here

1954 Joseph Wood Krutch for The Desert Year | Out of Print Find it Here

1953 Gilbert Klingel for The Bay | Out of Print Find it Here

1952 Rachel L. Carson for The Sea Around Us | Hardcover | Paperback

1951 No award given

1950 Roger Tory Peterson for Birds Over America | Out of Print Find it Here

1949 Helen Cruickshank for Flight into Sunshine | Out of Print Find it Here

1948 Theodora Stanwell-Fletcher for Driftwood Valley: A Woman Naturalist in the Northern Wilderness | Paperback

1947 No award given

1946 Florence and Francis Jaques for Snowshoe Country | Hardcover

1945 Rutherford Platt for This Green World | Out of Print Find it Here

1944 No award given

1943 Edwin Way Teale for Near Horizons | Out of Print Find it Here

1942 Edward A. Armstrong for Birds of the Grey Wind | Out of Print Find it Here

1941 Louis J. Halle, Jr. for Birds against Men | Out of Print Find it Here

1940 Arthur Cleveland Bent for Life Histories of North American Birds: Their Breeding Habits and Eggs | Out of Print Find it Here

1939 Thomas Gilbert Pearson for Adventures in Bird Protection | Out of Print Find it Here

1938 Robert Cushman Murphy for Oceanic Birds of South America | Out of Print Find it Here

1937 No award given

1936 Charles Crawford Gorst for Recordings of Bird Calls | Out of Print Find it Here

1935 No award given

1934 W. W. Christman for Wild Pasture Pine | Out of Print Find it Here

1933 Oliver P. Medsger for Nature Rambles | Out of Print Find it Here

1932 Frederick S. A. Dellenbaugh for Canyon Voyage | Out of Print Find it Here

1931 No award given

1930 Archibald Rutledge for Peace in the Heart | Out of Print Find it Here

1929 Frank M Chapman for Handbook of North American Birds | Out of Print Find it Here

1928 John Russell McCarthy for Nature Poems | Out of Print Find it Here

1927 Ernest Thompson Seton for Lives of Game Animals | Out of Print Find it Here

1926 William Beebe for Pheasants of the World | Out of Print Find it Here

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