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Book awards: John Burroughs Medal

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Works (81)

TitlesOrder
Lives of Game Animals by Ernest Thompson Seton1927
Handbook of Birds of Eastern North America by Frank M. Chapman1929
Peace in the Heart by Archibald Rutledge1930
A Canyon Voyage: The Narrative of the Second Powell Expedition down the Green-Colorado River from Wyoming, and the Explorations on Land, in the Years 1871 and 1872 by Frederick Samuel Dellenbaugh1932
Oceanic birds of South America; a study of species of the related coasts and seas by Robert Cushman Murphy1938
Adventures in Bird Protection: An Autobiography by Thomas Gilbert Pearson1939
Life Histories of North American Birds by Arthur Cleveland Bent1940
Birds Of The Grey Wind by ARMSTRONG EDWARD A.1942
Near Horizons: The Story of an Insect Garden by Edwin Way Teale1943
This Green World by Rutherford Hayes Platt1945
Snowshoe Country by Florence Page Jaques1946
Driftwood valley by Theodora C. Stanwell-Fletcher1948
Flight into sunshine,: Bird experiences in Florida; by Helen Gere Cruickshank1949
Birds over America by Roger Tory Peterson1950
The Sea Around Us by Rachel Carson1952
The Bay (Maryland Paperback Bookshelf) by Gilbert C. Klingel1953
The Desert Year by Joseph Wood Krutch1954
Those of the Forest by Wallace Byron Grange1955
Song of the Sky: An Exploration of the Ocean of Air by Guy Murchie1956
The Windward Road: Adventures of a Naturalist on Remote Caribbean Shores by Archie F. Carr1957
On the trail of vanishing birds by Robert Porter Allen1958
A Natural History of New York City by John Kieran1960
The Firmament of Time by Loren Eiseley1961
Iceland summer: Adventures of a bird painter by George Miksch Sutton1962
A Naturalist in Alaska by Adolph Murie1963
The Great Beach by John Hay1964
Roadless Area by Paul Brooks1965
The Gull's Way by Louis Darling1966
The Winter Beach by Charlton Ogburn1967
Hill Country Harvest by Hal Borland1968
The Lovely and the Wild by Louise de Kiriline Lawrence1969
The Year of the Whale by Victor B. Scheffer1970
The walking adventures of a naturalist by John K. Terres1971
The Lord's Woods: The Passing of an American Woodland by Robert Arbib1972
The forests and wetlands of New York City by Elizabeth Barlow Rogers1973
Sigurd F. Olson's Wilderness Days by Sigurd F. Olson1974
Run, River, Run: A Naturalist's Journey Down One of the Great Rivers of the West by Ann Zwinger1976
A Sand County Almanac and Sketches Here and There by Aldo Leopold1977
Desert: the American Southwest by Ruth Kirk1978
Of Wolves and Men by Barry Holstun Lopez1979
On the Road With John James Audubon by Mary B. Durant1981
Sand Rivers by Peter Matthiessen1982
A Naturalist on a Tropical Farm by Alexander Skutch1983
The Klamath Knot by David Rains Wallace1984
Cry of the Kalahari: Seven Years in Africa's Last Great Wilderness by Mark Owens1985
Gathering the Desert by Gary Paul Nabhan1986
Wintergreen: Listening to the Land's Heart by Robert Michael Pyle1987
Bay Country: Reflections on the Chesapeake by Tom Horton1988
On Watching Birds by Lawrence Kilham1989
The control of nature by John McPhee1990
The Island Within by Richard Nelson1991
Dolphin Days: The Life and Times of the Spinner Dolphin by Kenneth S. Norris1992
Crickets and Katydids, Concerts and Solos by Vincent G Dethier1993
The Crystal Desert: Summers in Antarctica by David G. Campbell1994
Into Africa by Craig Packer1995
Water, Ice, And Stone: Science and Memory on the Antarctic Lakes by Bill Green1996
The Song of the Dodo: Island Biogeography in an Age of Extinction by David Quammen1997
In a Desert Garden: Love and Death Among the Insects by John Alcock1998
Wind: How the Flow of Air Has Shaped Life, Myth, and the Land by Jan DeBlieu1999
Mind of the Raven: Investigations and Adventures with Wolf-Birds by Bernd Heinrich2000
Swampwalker's Journal: A Wetlands Year by David M. Carroll2001
Wilderness and Razor Wire by Ken Lamberton2002
Eye of the Albatross: Visions of Hope and Survival by Carl Safina2003
Liquid Land: A Journey Through the Florida Everglades by Ted Levin2004
Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses by Robin Wall Kimmerer2005
The Singing Life of Birds: The Art and Science of Listening to Birdsong by Donald E. Kroodsma2006
Eating Stone: Imagination and the Loss of the Wild by Ellen Meloy2007
The Fragile Edge: Diving and Other Adventures in the South Pacific by Julia Whitty2008
Confluence: Merrymeeting Bay by Franklin Burroughs2009
Sand: The Never-Ending Story by Michael Welland2010
The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating by Elisabeth Tova Bailey2011
Sex and the River Styx by Edward Hoagland2012
Feathers: The Evolution of a Natural Miracle by Thor Hanson2013
Sightlines by Kathleen Jamie2014
Dominion of Bears: Living with Wildlife in Alaska by Sherry Simpson2015
Diary of a Citizen Scientist: Chasing Tiger Beetles and Other New Ways of Engaging the World by Sharman Apt Russell2016
Martin Marten: A Novel by Brian Doyle2017
The Songs of Trees: Stories from Nature's Great Connectors by David George Haskell2018
A Wilder Time: Notes from a Geologist at the Edge of the Greenland Ice by William E. Glassley2019
Entangled: People and Ecological Change in Alaska's Kachemak Bay by Marilyn Sigman2020
Sprout Lands: Tending the Endless Gift of Trees by William Bryant Logan2021

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The John Burroughs Association publicly recognizes well-written and illustrated natural history publications. Each year the Burroughs medal 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.

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