2021 FINALISTS - NATURE & ENVIRONMENT
See below for the list of 2021 finalists in the NATURE & ENVIRONMENT category, for books with a copyright date of 2020. Register to attend the virtual award ceremony (May 11-14, 2021) to learn which book wins Gold.
Fossils Inside Out: A Global Fusion of Science, Art, & Culture
Author: Thomas Wiewandt
Publisher: Wild Horizons Publishing, Inc.
For non-scientists and scientists alike, this elegantly crafted synthesis covers the past, present, and future of life on Earth––an enticing blend of prehistory, history, ecology, and geology––plus chapters on fossil collecting, imaging technologies, and the art of fossil preparation. Richly illustrated with photographs, paintings, maps, and other artwork.
Marvelous Microfossils: Creators, Timekeepers, Architects
Author: Patrick De Wever, foreword by Hubert Reeves, translated by Alison Duncan
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Microfossils—the most abundant, ancient, and easily accessible of Earth's fossils—are also the most important. Training a powerful lens on the microscopic wonders of the universe, hundreds of photos, both exquisite and strange, accompany this startling exposé of a secret world invisibly evolving around us for billions of years.
Salmon: A Fish, the Earth, and the History of Their Common Fate
Author: Mark Kurlansky
From Kurlansky, bestselling author of Salt and Cod and many other works, a fascinating tribute to a magnificent species whose cycles of life are entwined with every aspect of nature, and whose survival is inextricably tied to the survival of the planet.
2020 WINNERS - NATURE & ENVIRONMENT
See below for the list of 2020 winners in the NATURE & ENVIRONMENT category, for books with a copyright date of 2019.
Fantastic Fungi: How Mushrooms Can Heal, Shift Consciousness & Save the Planet
2020 Gold Winner
Editor & Contributor: Paul Stamets
Publisher: Earth Aware Editions
Learn about the network under our feet, which has the ability to restore the planet’s ecosystems, repair our health, and resurrect our relationship with nature.
Beauty and the Beast: California Wildflowers and Climate Change
2020 Silver Winner
Authors: Rob Badger and Nita Winter
Publisher: WinterBadger Press
Art and science are seamlessly woven into a stunning coffee table book inspiring hope and action. A thoughtful collaboration of many hearts and minds dedicated to protecting Nature’s beauty.
A Wholly Admirable Thing: Defending Nature and Community on the South Carolina Coast
2020 Silver Winner
Authors: Virginia & Dana Beach
Publisher: Evening Post Books
Stories that showcase the rise of South Carolina’s Coastal Conservation League to one of the country’s most tenacious and innovative conservation groups.
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