Master Lists

Thanks to dedicated NOBA volunteer, Georgi Baird, we are able to offer several PDF files with past NOBA winners ordered by author, year, and title.  Libraries, researchers and members of the media may find this information helpful.  In addition to the PDF downloads, Georgi has created one additional master list in the form of an HTML table (below) which is ordered by category and year (click on the year for a complete citation and review of the book).

PDF PDF Files - Ordered by: Author | Year | Title | Category | Special Title (Includes Cover Scans)*
       * Note: the "Special Title" PDF file includes images and is a 24 MByte file.  It may take some time to download.

Category Links for the Table Below: Children's | Design | HIstory/Biography | Instructional |
Natural History Literature | Journeys | Nature Guides | Nature & Environment | Outdoor Adv Guides | Outdoor Classics | Outdoor Literature | Works of Significance
(Note: in 2021, a new category "Journeys" was instituted and the "Instructional" category was merged with Outdoor Adventure Guides)
Title Winning Year Credits Publisher
The Inuksuk Book Text and illustrations by Mary Wallace. Greey de Pencier Books (Owl Books)
Blueberry Shoe By Ann Dixon.  Illustrations by Evon Zerbetz. Alaska Northwest Books
Jellies: The Life of Jellyfish By Twig C. George. Millbrook Press
Coyote and Badger: Desert Hunters of the Southwest Written and illustrated by Bruce Hiscock. Boyds Mills Press, Honesdale, Pennsylvania
What Does the Sky Say? By Nancy White Carlstrom.  Illustrated by Tim Ladwig. Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Ladybugs: Red, Fiery and Bright By Mia Posada. Carolrhoda Books, Minneapolis
Wild Wings: Poems for Young People By Jane Yolen.  Photographs by Jason Stemple. Wordsong and Boyds Mills Press, Honesdale, PA
Dot and Jabber and the Big Bug Mystery By Ellen Stoll Walsh. Hartcourt, Inc., New York
Jam & Jelly by Holly & Nellie By Gloria Whelan.  Illustrated by Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen. Sleeping Bear Press, Chelsea, MI
Whose Garden Is It? By Mary Ann Hoberman.  Illustrated by Jane Dyer. Harcourt, New York
The Leaf Man By Lois Ehlert. Harcourt, New York
The Little Green Island With a Little Red House:  A Book of Colors and Critters By Sharon Lovejoy. Down East Books, Rockport, ME
Gaia Girls Enter the Earth By Lee Welles. Daisyworld Press, Corning, NY
Kelly of Hazel Ridge Text by Robbyn Smith van Frankenhuysen.  Illustrations by Gijsbert van Frankenhuysen.  Sleeping Bear Press, Chelsea, MI
Peak By Roland Smith. Harcourt, Orlando, FL
The Pole By Eric Walters. Puffin Canada/Penguin Group, Toronto
Operation Redwood By S. Terrell French. Abrams/Amulet Books, New York
Whistling Wings By Laura Goering. Sylvan Dell Publishing, Mt Pleasant, SC
An Egret's Day Poems by Jane Yolen. Photographs by Jason Stemple. Wordsong, Honesdale, PA
Camping With the President By Ginger Wadsworth. Illustrated by Karen Dugan. Calkins Creek, Honesdale, PA
Captain Mac: The Life of Donald Baxter MacMillan, Arctic Explorer By Mary Morton Cowan. Calkins Creek, Honesdale, PA
The Secret Lives of Backyard Bugs


By Judy Burris and Wayne Richards. Storey Publishing, North Adams, MA
To Market, To Market By Nikki McClure. Abrams Books for Young Readers, New York
For the Birds: The Life of Roger Tory Peterson By Peggy Thomas. Illustrated by Jacques. Calkins Creek
The Kid’s Outdoor Adventure Book: 448 Great Things to Do in Nature Before You Grow Up 2013 By Stacy Tornio and Ken Keffer. Illustrations by Rachel Riordan. Falcon Guides, Guilford, CN
Travels with Gannon and Wyatt: Botswana 2013 By Patti Wheeler and Keith Hemstreet. Greenleaf Book Group Press, Austin, TX
Good Morning Loon 2014 By Elizabeth S. Varnai. Illustrated by Kate Hartley. Vista Court Books, New Hope PA.
This Strange Wilderness: The Life & Art of John James Audubon 2015 By Nancy Plain. University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln
Chasing at the Surface: A Novel By Sharon Mentyka. WestWinds Press/Graphic Arts Books, Portland
Wake Up, Island By Mary Casanova. Woodcuts by Nick Wroblewski. University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis
Pup the Sea Otter By Jonathan London. Illustrated by Sean London. WestWinds Press/Graphic Arts Books, Portland
Treecology: 30 Activities and Observations for Exploring the World of Trees and Forests By Jonathan London. Illustrated by Sean London. Chicago Review Press, Chicago
Belle’s Journey: An Osprey Takes Flight By Rob Bierregaard. Illustrated by Kate Garchinsky Charlesbridge, Watertown, MA
Oregon & Washington 50 Hikes With Kids By Wendy Gorton. Timber Press, Portland, OR
The Kid’s Guide to Birds of Minnesota By Stan Tekiela. Illustrations by Elleyna Ruud. Design by Jonathan Norberg. Adventure Publications, Cambridge, MN
101 Outdoor Adventures to Have Before You Grow Up By Stacy and Jack Tornio. FalconGuides. Lanham, MD
The Lost Forest By Phyllis Root. Illustrations by Betsy Bowen. University of Minnesota Press. Minneapolis
Wildheart: The Daring Adventures of John Muir By Julie Bertagna. Illustrated by William Goldsmith. Yosemite Conservancy, El Portal, CA
Nature Play Workshop for Families: A Guide to 40+ Outdoor Learning Experiences in All Seasons By Monica Wiedel-Lubinski and Karen Madigan. Quarry Books, Beverly, MA
Something Wonderful By Matt Ritter. Pacific Street Publishing, San Luis Obispo, CA
Alaska is for the Birds! Fourteen Favorite Feathered Friends By Susan Ewing - Poems. Evon Zerbetz - Illustrations. Alaska Northwest Books, Portland, OR
The Rocky Mountain Foods Cookbook Written and illustrated by Darcy Williamson, cover art by Larry Milligan, design by Teresa Sales. Caxton Press
100 Classic Hikes in Washington By Ira Spring and Harvey Manning.  Jennifer Shontz, Graphic Coordinator.  Marge Mueller, Cartography. The Mountaineers Books, Seattle.
Track of the Tiger
Edited by Maurice Hornocker. Andy Lewis, Art Director. Tom Lewis, Design Director. Produced by Tehabi Books and published by Sierra Club Books
Spotted Bear: A Rocky Mountain Folktale
By Hanneke Ippisch. Illustrated by Hedvig Rappe-Flowers.  Designed by Kim Ericsson. Kathleen Ort, Editor-in-Chief. Mountain Press Publishing
Wildflowers of the Appalachian Trail By Leonard Adkins.  Photographs by Joe and Monica Cook.  Grant M. Tatum, Creative Director. Menasha Ridge Press
Bradford Washburn: Mountain Photography
Photography by Bradford Washburn.  Edited and Compiled by Antony Decaneas. The Mountaineers Books, Seattle
The Living Wild Photography by Art Wolfe. Wildlands Press, Seattle
The Southwest's Contrary Land: Forever Changing Between Four Corners and the Sea of Cortes By Craig Childs. Designed by Mary Winkelman Velgos. Photography Editor Peter Ensenberger. Arizona Highways Books.  Phoenix. AZ
Wilder Mississippi Photographs by Stephen Kirkpatrick.  Text by Marlo Carter Kirkpatrick.  Design by Heidi Flynn Allen. The Marvelous Works, Madison, MS
First Light: Acadia National Park and Maine's Mount Desert Island Photography by Tom Blagden, Jr.  Text by Charles R. Tyson, Jr. Friends of Acadia in combination with Westcliffe Publishers
Edge of the Earth, Corner of the Sky Photography by Art Wolfe.  Essays by Art Davidson.  Wildlands Press, Seattle
The Mountains Know Arizona Photographs by Michael Collier. Text by Rose Houk. Designed by Mary Winkelmann Velgos. Arizona Highways, Phoenix
Mountain Ranges of Colorado Photographed and Written by John Fielder.  Designed by Mark Mulvany.  Westcliffe Publishers, Englewood, CO
100 Caterpillars By Jeffrey C. Miller, Daniel H. Janzen and Winifred Hallwachs. The Belnap Press of Harvard University Press, Cambridge
Wings of Spring: Courtship, Nesting and Fledging Photographs by Tom Vezo an text by Chuck Hagner. Stackpole Books, Mechanicsburg, PA
Arctic Wings:  Birds of the Artic National Wildlife Refuge Edited by Stephen Brown. The Mountaineers Books, Seattle
Yosemite in the Sixties Essays by Kevin Starr, Steve Roper and Glen Denny. Photographs by Glen Denny. Patagonia and T. Adler Books, Santa Barbara, CA
Bruce Aiken's Grand Canyon:  An Intimate Affair Text by Susan Hallsten McGarry. Paintings by Bruce Aiken. Grand Canyon Association, Grand Canyon, AZ
Soul of the Heights: 50 Years Going to the Mountains Photographs and text by Ed Cooper. Falcon Guides, Guilford, CT
Surfboards By Guy Motil. Falcon Guides, Guilford, CT
Lars Jonsson's Birds Illustrations, explanatory text and commentary by Jonsson. Princeton University Press, Princeton
Freshwater Fish of the Northeast Text by David A. Patterson. Illustrated by Matt Patterson. University Press of New England, Hanover, NH
Raptors of the West Captured in Photographs Photographed & Written By Kate Davis, Rob Palmer, Nick Dunlop. Mountain Press Publishing, Missoula, MT
Beneath Cold Seas: The Underwater Wilderness of the Pacific Northwest By David Hall. University of Washington Press and Greystone Books
A World in One Cubic Foot: Portraits of Biodiversity 2013 Text and Photography by David Liittschwager. The University of Chicago Press
The Appalachian Trail: Celebrating America’s Hiking Trail
2013 By Brian B. King. Rizzoli Int'l Pub. in combination W/Appalachian Trail Conservancy, NY
Life on the Rocks: A Portrait of the American Mountain Goat 2014 Written and photographed by Bruce L. Smith. University Press of Colorado, Boulder, CO
Salt: Coastal and Flats Fishing
2014 Photographs by Andy Anderson. Essays by Tom Rosenbauer. Rizzoli International Publications, New York
The Last Great Wild Places: Forty Years of Wildlife Photography 2015 Photography by Thomas D. Mangelsen. Text by Todd Wilkinson. Rizzoli, New York
The Living Bird: 100 Years of Listening to Nature Photography-Gerrit Vyn.Design-Jane Jeszeck.Essays-Scott Weidensaul, Lyanda Haupt, John Fitzpatrick, & Jared Diamond. Mountaineers Books-Seattle in conj. W/Cornell Lab of Ornithology-NY
Todd and Brad Reed’s Michigan: Wednesdays in the Mitten Design by Todd & Brad Reed, Sarah Genson and Rachel Gaudette. Cover by Misty Reed. Todd & Brad Reed Photography, LCC., Ludington, MI
Yosemite in the Fifties: The Iron Age Design by Tom Adler and Evan Backes. Photo Editing by Dean Fidelman. Edited by John Long. Patagonia Books, Ventura, CA
Wild Encounters: Iconic Photographs of the World’s Vanishing Animals and Cultures Photography and Commentary by David Yarrow. Rizzoli, New York
Sage Grouse: Icon of the West Photographed by Noppadol Paothong. Text by Kathy Love. Design by Stephanie Thurber & Susan Ferber. Laguna Wilderness Press, Laguna Beach, CA
The Grand Canyon: Between River and Rim Photographs and Text by Pete McBride. Design by Susi Oberhelman. Rizzoli International Publications, New York
Beauty and the Beast: California Wildflowers and Climate Change By Rob Badger and Nita Winter. WinterBadger Press and California Native Plant Society, Sausalito and Sacramento, CA
Bison: Portrait of an Icon Essay by Chase Reynolds Ewald. Poetry of Henry Real Bird. Gibbs Smith, Layton, UT
Drawn to Birds: A Naturalist’s Sketchbook By Jenny deFouw Geuder. Adventure Publications, Cambridge, MN
Inside the High Sierra By Claude Fiddler. Claude Fiddler, Crowley Lake, CA
Our National Monuments: America’s Hidden Gems By QT Luong. Terra Galleria Press, San Jose, CA
The Doing of the Thing: The Brief, Brilliant Whitewater Career of Buzz Holmstrom
By Vince Welch, Cort Conley, and Brad Dimock. Fretwater Press
One Man's Wilderness:  An Alaskan Odyssey By Sam Keith from the journals of Richard Proenneke. Alaska Northwest Books
The Wildest Dream: The Biography of George Mallory By Peter and Leni Gillman. The Mountaineers Books, Seattle
A River Running West: The Life of John Wesley Powell By Donald Worster. Oxford University Press, New York
Sunk Without a Sound: The Tragic Colorado Honeymoon of Glen and Bessie Hyde By Brad Dimock. Fretwater Press, Flagstaff, Arizona
Arctic Crossing: One Man's 2,200 Mile Odyssey Among the Inuit By Jonathan Waterman. Lyons Press/Globe Pequot, Guilford, CT
Gifford Pinchot and the Making of Modern Environmentalism By Char Miller. Island Press/Shearwater Books, Washington
Southern Exposure:  A Solo Sea Kayaking Journey Around New Zealand's South Island By Chris Duff. Globe Pequot Press, Guilford, CT
Women on High: Pioneers of Mountaineering By Rebecca A. Brown. Appalachian Mountain Club Books, Boston, MA
Ways to the Sky: A Historical Guide to North American Mountaineering By Andy Selters. American Alpine Club Press, Golden, Colorado
Breaking Trail: A Climbing Life By Arlene Blum. Scribner, New York
Journey of a Hope Merchant:  From Apartheid to the Elite World of Solo Yacht Racing By Neal Petersen with William P. Baldwin and Patty Fulcher. South Carolina Press, Columbia, SC
The Last Season By Eric Blehm. HarperCollins, New York
Forever on the Mountain: The Truth Behind One of Mountaineering's Most Controversial and Mysterious Disaster By James M. Tabor. W. W. Norton & Company, New York
The Very Hard Way: Bert Loper and the Colorado River By Brad Dimock. Fretwater Press, Flagstaff, AZ
Fallen Giants:  A History of Himalayan Mountaineering from the Age of Empire to the Age of Extremes By Maurice Isserman and Stewart Weaver. Yale University Press
Grand Obsession:  Harvey Butchart and the Exploration of the Grand Canyon By Elias Butler and Tom Myers. Puma Press, Flagstaff, AZ
Wilderness Warrior: Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for America By Douglas Brinkley. Harper, New York
Arctic Labyrinth: The Quest for the Northwest Passage By Glyn Williams. Viking Canada, Toronto
Pilgrims of the Vertical: Yosemite Rock Climbers & Nature at Risk By Joseph E. Taylor III. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA
The Last Man on the Mountain: The Death of an American Adventurer on K2 By Jennifer Jordan. W. W. Norton & Company, New York
An Empire of Ice: Scott, Shackleton, and the Heroic Age of Antarctic Science By Edward J. Larson. Yale University Press. New Haven
Take a Seat: One Man, One Tandem and Twenty Thousand Miles of Possibilities By Dominic Gill. Falcon Guides. Guilford, CN
Anything Worth Doing: A True Story of Adventure, Friendship and Tragedy on the Last of the West’s Great Rivers By Jo Deurbrouck. Sundog Book Publishing
Buried in the Sky: The Extraordinary Story of the Sherpa Climbers on K2’s Deadliest Day By Peter Zuckerman and Amanda Padoan. W. W. Norton & Company, New York
The Emerald Mile: The Epic Story of the Fastest Ride in History Through the Heart of the Grand 2013 By Kevin Fedarko. Canyon Scribner, New York
Grandma Gatewood’s Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail 2014 By Ben Montgomery. Chicago Review Press, Chicago
Finding Abbey: The Search for Edward Abbey and His Hidden Desert Grave 2015 By Sean Prentiss. University of New Mexico Press
Continental Divide: A History of American Mountaineering By Maurice Isserman. W. W. Norton, New York
The Ghosts of K2: The Epic Saga of the First Ascent By Mick Conefrey. Oneworld Publications, London
Valley Walls: A Memoir of Climbing & Living in Yosemite By Glen Denny. Yosemite Conservancy. Yosemite National Park
Art of Freedom: The Life and Climbs of Voytek Kurtyka By Bernadette McDonald. Rocky Mountain Books, Vancouver, BC
Elevations: A Personal Exploration of the Arkansas River By Max McCoy. University Press of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
To the Edges of the Earth: 1909, the Race for the Three Poles By Edward J. Larson. William Morrow, New York
Drawn to the Deep: The Remarkable Underwater Explorations of Wes Skiles By Julie Hauserman. University Press of Florida, Gainesville
Grinnell: America's Environmental Pioneer and his Restless Drive to Save the West By John Taliaferro. Liveright Publishing, New York
Labyrinth of Ice: The Triumphant and Tragic Greely Polar Expedition By Buddy Levy. St. Martin's Press, New York
The World Beneath Their Feet: Mountaineering Madness and the Deadly Race to Summit the Himalayas By Scott Ellsworth. Little, Brown and Company, New York
Shook: An Earthquake, a Legendary Mountain Guide, and Everest’s Deadliest Day By Jennifer Hull. University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque
A Life Lived Wild: Adventures at the Edge of the Map By Rick Ridgeway. Patagonia Books, Ventura, CA
Written in the Snows: Across Time on Skis in the Pacific Northwest By Lowell Skoog. The Mountaineers Books, Seattle
Ragged Mountain Press Guide to Outdoor Sports By Jonathan and Roseann Hanson. Ragged Mountain Press
Knots and Ropes for Climbers By Duane Raleigh. Illustrated by Mike Clelland. Stackpole Books
Extreme Alpinism: Climbing Light, Fast and High By Mark F. Twight and James Martin. The Mountaineers Books, Seattle
The National Outdoor Leadership School's Wilderness Guide
By Mark Harvey. A Fireside Book Published by Simon & Schuster
The Orvis Fly-Tying Guide By Tom Rosenbauer.  Illustrations by Rod Walinchus.  Fly Pattern Photographs by Henry Ambrose. The Lyons Press, New York
The Complete Sea Kayaker's Handbook By Shelley Johnson. Ragged Mountain Press, Camden, NH
The Mountain Traveller's Handbook By Paul Deegan.  British Mountaineering Council, Manchester, UK
Basic Canoeing: All the Skills and Tools You Need to Get Started By Jon Rounds and Wayne Dickert.  Photographs by Skip Brown.  Illustrations by Taina Litwak. Stackpole Books, Mechanicsburg, PA
Rock Climbing: Mastering the Basic Skills By Craig Luebben. The Mountaineers Books, Seattle
Basic Kayaking:  All the Skills and Gear You Need to Get Started By Wayne Dickert and Jon Rounds.  Photographs by Skip Brown.  Illustrations by Roberto Sabas. Stackpole Books, Mechanicsburg, PA
Glacier Mountaineering:  An Illustrated Guide to Glacier Travel and Crevasse Rescue By Andy Tyson.  Illustrated by Mike Clelland.  Edited by Michael Kennedy. Climbing Magazine, Carbondale, CO
Extreme Kids: How to connect with your children through today's extreme (and not so extreme) outdoor sports By Scott Graham. Wilderness Press, Berkeley
The Complete Mountain Biking Manual By Tim Brink. Ragged Mountain Press, Camden, ME
Road Bike Maintenance By Guy Andrews. Falcon Guides, Guilford, CT
Whitewater Kayaking: The Ultimate Guide By Ken Whiting and Kevin Varette. Heliconia Press.  Beachburg, Ontario
Girl on the Rocks: A Woman's Guide to Climbing with Strength, Grace and Courage By Katie Brown. Photographs by Ben Moon. Globe Pequot Press/Falcon Guides, Guilford, CN
Sport Climbing: From Top Rope to Redpoint, Techniques for Climbing Success By Andrew Bisharat. The Mountaineers Books, Seattle
The Cycling Bible: The Complete Guide for all Cyclists from Novice to Expert By Robin Barton. Falcon Guides, Guilford, CN
AMC Guide to Outdoor Digital Photography: Creating Great Nature and Adventure Photos By Jerry Monkman. Appalachian Mountain Club
Backpacker Magazine’s Complete Guide to Outdoor Gear Maintenance & Repair: Step by Step Techniques to Maximize Performance & Save Money By Kristin Hostetter. By Kristin Hostetter.
Snow Travel: Skills for Climbing, Hiking, and Moving Across Snow 2013 By Mike Zawaski. The Mountaineers Books, Seattle
Simple Fly Fishing: Techniques for Tenkara and Rod & Reel 2014 By Yvon Chouinard, Craig Mathews and Mauro Mazzo. Paintings by James Prosek. Patagonia Books, Ventura, CA
Training for the New Alpinism: A Manual for the Climber as Athlete
2014 By Steve House and Scott Johnston. Patagonia Books, Ventura, CA
NOLS River Rescue Guide 2015 By Nate Ostis. Stackpole Books
Winter in the Wilderness: A Field Guide to Primitive Survival Skills By Dave Hall with Jon Ulrich. Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY
Backpacker Long Trails: Mastering the Art of the Thru-hike By Liz Thomas. Falcon Guides, Lanham, MD
Big Walls, Swift Waters: Epic Stories from Yosemite Search and Rescue By Charles R. “Butch” Farabee. Yosemite Conservancy, Yosemite National Park, CA
The Ultimate Guide to Whitewater Rafting and River Camping By Molly Absolon. Falcon Press, Guilford, CT
Training for the Uphill Athlete: A Manual for Mountain Runners and Ski Mountaineers By Steve House, Scott Johnston and Kilian Jornet. Patagonia Books, Ventura, CA
Crack Climbing: The Definitive Guide By Pete Whittaker. Illustrations by Alex Poyzer. Mountaineers Books, Seattle
Peak Nutrition: Smart Fuel for Outdoor Adventure By Maria Hines and Mercedes Pollmeier. Mountaineers Books, Seattle
America’s National Historic Trails: Walking the Trails of History By Karen Berger. Rizzoli, New York ~~ Silver in this category.
This Land of Snow: A Journey Across the North in Winter By Anders Morley. Mountaineers Books, Seattle ~~ Gold in this category.
Halcyon Journey: In Search of the Belted Kingfisher By Marina Richie. Oregon State University Press, Corvallis
Out of Eden: An Odyssey of Ecological Invasion By Alan Burdick. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York
Condor:  To the Brink and Back By John Nielsen. HarperCollins Publishers, New York
Last Stand:  George Bird Grinnell, the Battle to Save the Buffalo, and the Birth of the New West By Michael Punke. Smithsonian Books, New York
Sky Time in Gray's River:  Living for Keeps in a Forgotten Place By Robert Michael Pyle. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston
The American Chestnut:  The Life, Death, and Rebirth of a Perfect Tree By Susan Freinkel. University of California Press, Berkeley
Every Living Thing: Man's Obsessive Quest to Catalog Life, from Nanobacteria to New Monkeys By Rob Dunn. Smithsonian Books. New York
An Entirely Synthetic Fish: How Rainbow Trout Beguiled America and Overran the World By Anders Halverson. Yale University Press, New Haven
The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating By Elisabeth Tova Bailey. Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
Salvaging the Real Florida: Lost and Found in the State of Dreams By Bill Belleville. University Press of Florida, Gainesville, FL
The Forest Unseen: A Year’s Watch in Nature By David George Haskell. Viking
Telling Our Way to the Sea: A Voyage of Discovery in the Sea of Cortez 2013 By Aaron Hirsh. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York
The Incidental Steward: Reflections on Citizen Science
2013 By Akiko Busch. Yale University Press, New Haven
Wolves in the Land of Salmon
2013 By David Moskowitz. Timber Press, Inc., Portland
The Small Heart of Things: Being at Home in a Beckoning World 2014 By Julian Hoffman. The University of Georgia Press, Athens
H is for Hawk 2015 By Helen Macdonald. Grove Press, New York
The Human Age: The World Shaped By Us
2015 By Diane Ackerman. W. W. Norton & Company, New York
A Sea of Glass: Searching for the Blaschkas’ Fragile Legacy in an Ocean at Risk By Drew Harvell. University of California Press, Oakland, CA
Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean By Jonathan White. Trinity University Press, San Antonio
A Naturalist at Large: The Best Essays of Bernd Heinrich By Bernd Heinrich. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Boston
Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore By Elizabeth Rush. Milkweed Editions, Minneapolis
The Secret Wisdom of Nature: Trees, Animals, and the Extraordinary Balance of All Living Things By Peter Wohlleben. Greystone Books, Vancouver
This Land: How Cowboys, Capitalism, and Corruption are Ruining the American West By Christopher Ketcham. Viking, New York
Underland: A Deep Time Journey By Robert Macfarlane. W. W. Norton, New York
The Book of Eels: Our Enduring Fascination with the Most Mysterious Creature in the Natural World By Patrik Svensson. Ecco / HarperCollins, New York
Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest By Suzanne Simard. Allen Lane/Penguin Canada, Toronto Two books won, this is winner 1.
Super Fly: The Unexpected Lives of the World’s Most Successful Insects By Jonathan Balcombe. Penguin Books, New York Two books won, this is winner 2.
Vesper Flights By Helen Macdonald. Hamish Hamilton/Penguin Canada, Toronto Silver Medalist Winner in this category.
A Thousand Trails Home: Living with Caribou By Seth Kantner. The Mountaineers Books, Seattle
The Treeline: The Last Forest and the Future of Life on Earth By Ben Rawlence. St. Martins Press, New York
Sharing the Wonder of Birds with Kids By Laura Erickson, illustrated by Kathryn Marsaa. Pfeifer-Hamilton
The Arctic Wolf:  Ten Years with the Pack By David Mech. Voyageur Press
The Columbia: Sustaining a Modern Resource By Tim Palmer. The Mountaineers Books, Seattle
Islands of Hope:  Lessons from North America's Great Wildlife Sanctuaries By Phillip Manning. John F. Blair
Washington's Mount Rainier National Park: A Centennial Celebration By Tim McNulty.  Photographs by Pat O'Hara. The Mountaineers Books, Seattle
Penguin Planet: Their World, Our World By Kevin Schafer. NorthWord Press
Wildlife Wars: The Life and Times of a Fish and Game Warden
By Terry Grosz. Johnson Books
For Love of Wildness:  The Journal of a U.S. Game Management Agent By Terry Grosz.  Johnson Books, Boulder
Pacific Light: Images of the Monterey Peninsula By Douglas Steakley.  Poetry by Ric Masten. Carmel Publishing Company, Carmel, California
Wild Solutions: How Biodiversity is Money in the Bank By Andrew Beattie and Paul Ehrlich.  Illustrated by Christine Turnbull. Yale University Press, New Haven
Down to Earth: Nature's Role in American History By Ted Steinberg. Oxford University Press, New York
Listening to Whales:  What the Orcas Have Taught Us By Alexandra Morton. Ballantine Books, New York
The Southwest Inside Out: An Illustrated Guide to the Land and Its History By Thomas Wiewandt and Maureen Wilks. Wild Horizons Publishing.  Tucson, AZ 
Ice Island: Expedition to Antarctica's Largest Iceberg By Gregory S. Stone. New England Aquarium, Boston MA
The Snowflake: Winter's Secret Beauty By Kenneth Libbrecht.  Photography by Patricia Rasmussen.  Voyageur Press, Stillwater, Minnesota
Sea Turtles:  A Complete Guide to their Biology, Behavior and Conservation By James R. Spotila. The John Hopkins University Press, Baltimore
Carving Grand Canyon: Evidence, Theories, and Mystery By Wayne Ranney. Grand Canyon Association, Grand  Canyon, AZ
Illustrated Atlas of the Himalaya By David Zurick and Julsun Pacheco. University of Kentucky Press, Lexington
Life in the Underground By David Attenborough. Princeton University Press, Princeton
Condors in Canyon Country: The Return of the California Condor to the Grand Canyon Region By Sophie A. H. Osborn. Grand Canyon Association, Grand Canyon, AZ
White Paradise:  Journeys to the North Pole By Francis Latreille. Abrams, New York
The Great Lakes:  The Natural History of a Changing Region By Wayne Grady. Greystone Books, Vancouver
The Last Polar Bear:  Facing the Truth of a Warming World Photographs by Steven Kazlowski. Braided River Books, an imprint of The Mountaineers Books, Seattle
Our Living Earth By Yann Arthus-Bertrand. Abrams/Books for Young Readers, New York
Sand: The Never Ending Story By Michael Welland. University of California Press. Berkeley
Adventures Among Ants: A Global Safari With a Cast of Trillions By Mark W. Moffett. University of California Press, Berkeley
Seeing Trees: Discover the Extraordinary Secrets of Everyday Trees By Nancy Ross Hugo. Photographs by Llewellyn. Timber Press, Portland
Polar Bears: A Complete Guide to Their Biology and Behavior By Andrew E. Derocher. Photographs by Wayne Lynch. The John Hopkins University Press
Spring Wildflowers of the Northeast: A Natural History By Carol Gracie. Princeton University Press
The Melting Edge: Alaska at the Frontier of Climate Change By Michael Collier. Alaska Geographic Association
Continental Divide: Wildlife, People and the Border Wall 2013 By Krista Schlyer. Texas A&M University Press, College Station
The California Wildlife Habitat Garden: How to Attract Bees, Butterflies, Birds and Other Animals
2013 By Nancy Bauer. University of California Press, Berkeley
Feathers: A Beautiful Look at a Bird’s Most Unique Feature 2014 By Stan Tekiela. Adventure Publications, Cambridge, MN
Life on the Rocks: A Portrait of the American Mountain Goat
2014 Written and photographed by Bruce L. Smith. University Press of Colorado, Boulder, CO
The Bee: A Natural History 2015 By Noah Wilson-Rich. Princeton University Press, Princeton
The House of Owls
2015 By Tony Angell. Yale University Press, New Haven
The Passenger Pigeon
2015 By Errol Fuller. Princeton University Press, Princeton
Victory Gardens for Bees: A DIY Guide to Saving the Bees By Lori Weidenhammer. Douglas & McIntyre, Madeira Park, BC
Monarchs and Milkweed By Anurag Agrawal. Princeton University Press, Princeton
The Pipestone Wolves: The Rise and Fall of a Wolf Family By Günther Bloch. Rocky Mountain Books, Vancouver, BC
The Snake and the Salamander: Reptiles and Amphibians from Maine to Virginia By Alvin R. Breisch. Illustrated by Matt Patterson. John Hopkins University Press
River of Redemption: Almanac of Life on the Anacostia
By Krista Schlyer. Texas A&M University Press. College Station, TX
America's Great Mountain Trails: 100 Highcountry Hikes of a Lifetime By Tim Palmer. Rizzoli International Publications, Inc., New York
Secrets of Snakes: The Science Beyond the Myths By David A. Steen. Texas A&M University Press, College Station, TX
Orca: Shared Waters, Shared Home By Lynda V. Mapes. Braided River/Mountaineers Books, Seattle
Seeing the Silence: The Beauty of the World’s Most Quiet Places Photography and Text by Pete McBride. Rizzoli, New York
The Skies Above: Storm Clouds, Blood Moons, and Other Everyday Phenomena By Dennis Mersereau. Mountaineers Books, Seattle
Canoe Country Flora By Mark Stensaas, illustrated by Jeff Sonstegard. Pfeifer-Hamilton
A Field Guide to Snakes of Florida By Alan Tennant. Gulf Publishing Company
Colorado Nature Almanac By Stephen R. Jones and Ruth Carol Cushman. Pruett Publishing Company Company
Scats and Tracks of the Rocky Mountains: A Field Guide to the Signs of 70 Wildlife Species By James Halfpenny, Ph.D. Illustrated by Todd Telander & Designed by Dana Kim-Wincapaw. Falcon Publishing
Guide to Marine Mammals & Turtles of the U.S. Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico By Kate Wynne and Malia Schwartz. Illustrated by Garth Mix. Rhode Island Sea Grant, University of Rhode Island
Butterflies Through Binoculars: A Field Guide to the Butterflies of Western North America By Jeffrey Glassberg. Oxford University Press, New York
The Raptor Almanac:  A Comprehensive Guide to Eagles, Hawks, Falcons and Vultures By Scott Weidensaul. The Lyons Press, New York
Bird Tracks & Sign: A Guide to North American Species By Mark Elbroch and Eleanor Marks. Stackpole Books, Mechanicsburg, PA
Lichens of North America By Irwin M. Brodo, Sylvia Duran Sharnoff and Stephen Sharnoff. Yale University Press, New Haven
Mammal Tracks and Sign: A Guide to North American Species By Mark Elbroch. Stackpole Books, Mechanicsburg, PA
The Rockfishes of the Northeast Pacific By Milton S. Love, Mary Yoklavich, and Lyman Thorsteinson. University of California Press, Berkeley, CA
Dragonflies of the North Woods By Kurt Mead. Kollath-Stensaas Publishing, Duluth, Minnesota
Nature's Strongholds: The World's Great Wildlife Reserves By Laura and William Riley. Princeton University Press, Princeton
Snakes of the Southeast By Whit Gibbons and Mike Dorcas. The University of Georgia Press, Athens, GA
Caterpillars of Eastern North America By David L. Wagner. Princeton University Press, Princeton
Yellowstone Expedition Guide: The Modern Way to Explore America's Oldest National Park By Charissa Reid. TravelBrains, Inc., Bedford, NH
Birds of Northern South America: An Identification Guide By Robin Restall, Clemencia Rodner and Miguel Lentino. Yale University Press, New Haven and A & C Black, London
Birds of Peru By Tomas S. Schulenberg, Douglas F. Stotz, Daniel F. Lane, John P. O'Neill, and Theodore A. Parker III. Princeton University Press, Princeton
Dragonflies and Damselflies of the West By Dennis Paulson. Princeton University Press
Peterson Field Guide to Birds of North America By Roger Tory Peterson. Houghton Mifflin Compan, Boston
Molt in North American Birds By Steven N. G. Howell. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Boston
Night Sky: A Field Guide to the Constellations By Jonathan Poppele. By Jonathan Poppele.
Tracks and Sign of Insects and Other Invertebrates: A Guide to North American Species By Charley Eiseman and Noah Charney. Stackpole Books, Mechanicsburg, PA
Naturally Curious: A Photographic Field Guide through the Fields, Woods and Marshes of New England Photographed and Written by Mary Holland. Trafalger Square Books, North Pomfret, VT
A Field Guide to the Southeast Coast & Gulf of Mexico By Noble S. Proctor and Patrick J. Lynch. Yale University Press
Butterflies of Indiana: A Field Guide 2013 By Jefffrey E. Belth. Indiana University Press, Bloomington
The Crossley ID Guide: Raptors
2013 By Richard Crossley, Jerry Liguori and Brian Sullivan. Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ
The Field Guide to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks
2013 By Kurt F. Johnson. Farcountry Press, Helena, MT
The Warbler Guide 2014 By Tom Stephenson and Scott Whittle. Princeton University Press, Princeton
Beetles of Eastern North America 2015 By Arthur V. Evans. Princeton University Press, Princeton
Guide to Marine Mammals & Turtles of the U.S. Pacific
2015 By Kate Wynne. Illustrated by Garth Mix. Alaska Sea Grant – University of Alaska, Fairbanks, AK
Mushrooms of the Northeast: A Simple Guide to Common Mushrooms By Teresa Marrone and Walt Sturgeon. Adventure Publications, Cambridge, MN
Pacific Seaweeds: A Guide to the Common Seaweeds of the West Coast By Louis D. Druehl and Bridgette E. Clarkston. Harbour Publishing, Madeira Park, BC
Butterflies of Pennsylvania: A Field Guide By James L. Monroe and David M. Wright. University of Pittsburgh Press, Pittsburgh
The Scout’s Guide to Wild Edibles By Mike Krebill. St. Lynn’s Press, Pittsburgh
Butterflies of the Pacific Northwest By Robert Michael Pyle and Caitlin C. LaBar. Timber Press, Portland, OR
Field Guide to the Flower Flies of Northeastern North America By Jeffrey H. Skevington and Michelle M. Locke. Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ
Wildflowers of the Atlantic Southeast By Laura Cotterman, Damon Waitt and Alan Weakley. Timber Press, Portland, OR
Foraging Southern California: 118 Nutritious, Tasty and Abundant Foods By Douglas Kent. Adventure Publications, Cambridge, MN
A Field Guide to the Mid-Atlantic Coast By Patrick J. Lynch. Yale University Press, New Haven
Beetles of Western North America By Arthur V. Evans. Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ
Common Bees of Eastern North America By Olivia Messinger Carril and Joseph S. Wilson. Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ
Colorado's Continental Divide Trail By Tom Lorang Jones. Photographs by John Fielder. Westcliffe Publishers
Trout Unlimited's Guide to America's 100 Best Trout Streams
By John Ross.  Jeff Wincapaw, Art Director. Falcon Publishing and Trout Unlimited
Vermont and New Hampshire Winter Trails
By Marty Basch. The Globe Pequot Press
Guide to Sea Kayaking Central and Northern California By Roger Schumann and Jan Shriner. The Globe Pequot Press
Montana and Idaho's Continental Divide Trail
By Lynna Howard. Photography By Leland Howard. Westcliffe Publishers
101 Hikes in Northern California: Exploring Mountains, Valleys, and Seashore By Matt Heid.  Wilderness Press, Berkeley
Fifty Favorite Climbs: The Ultimate North American Tick List By Mark Kroese. The Mountaineers Books, Seattle
Hike America Virginia: An Atlas of Virginia's Greatest Hiking Adventures By Bill & Mary Burnham.  The Globe Pequot Press, Guilford, Connecticut
Alaska: A Climbing Guide By Michael Wood and Colby Coombs. The Mountaineers Books, Seattle
Hiking the Sierra Nevada By John Mock and Kimberley O'Neil. Lonely Planet Publications, Footscray, Australia
100 Hikes in the Inland Northwest: Eastern Washington, Northern Rockies, Wallowas By Rich Landers and the Spokane Mountaineers. The Mountaineers Books, Seattle
100 Hikes in Yosemite National Park By Marc J. Soares. The Mountaineers Books, Seattle
Trekking Washington By Mike Woodmansee. The Mountaineers Books, Seattle
100 Classic Hikes in Oregon By Douglas Lorain. The Mountaineers Books, Seattle
Idaho's Salmon River: A River Runner's Guide to the River of No Return By Eric J. Newell and Allison J. Newell. Black Canyon Guides, Logan, UT
Red Rock Canyon: A Climbing Guide By Roxanna Brook and Jared McMillen. The Mountaineers Books, Seattle
Top Trails Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks By Andrew Dean Nystrom. Wilderness Press, Berkeley
The Middle Fork of the Salmon River: A Comprehensive Guide By Matt Leidecker. Idaho River Publications, Hailey, ID
Guide to the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon By Tom Martin and Duwain Whitis. Vishnu Temple Press, Flagstaff, AZ
Florida Keys Paddling Atlas By Bill and Mary Burnham. Falcon Guides, Guilford, CT
Guide to the Green and Yampa Rivers in
Dinosaur National Monument
By Duwain Whitis and Barbara Vinson RiverMaps, Buda, TX
The Guide to Baja Sea Kayaking By Dave Eckardt. Paddle Publishing, Eagle, CO
Exploring Havasupai: A Guide to the Heart of the Grand Canyon By Greg Witt. Menasha Ridge Press, Birmingham, AL
The Rio Grande: A River Guide to the Geology and Landscapes of Northern New Mexico By Paul W. Bauer. New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources, Socorro, NM
Grand Canyoneering: Exploring the Rugged Gorges and Secret Slots of the Grand Canyon By Todd Martin. Todd’s Hiking Guide, LLC
Your Guide to the National Parks: The Complete Guide to All 58 National Parks 2013 By Michael Joseph Oswald. Stone Road Press, Whitelaw, WI
Chattahoochee River User’s Guide 2014 By Joe Cook. University of Georgia Press, Athens, GA
Field Guide to Oregon Rivers 2015 By Tim Palmer. Oregon State University Press, Corvallis, OR
Muir Valley Pocket Guide
2015 By Rick Weber. Friends of Muir Valley, Inc., Rogers, KT
Hiking Acadia National Park: A Guide to the Park’s Greatest Hiking Adventures By Dolores Kong and Dan Ring. Falcon Guides, Guilford, CT
Outdoor Adventures, Acadia National Park: Your Guide to the Best Hiking, Biking and Paddling By Jerry and Marcy Monkman. Appalachian Mountain Club, Boston
Discovering the John Muir Trail: An Inspirational Guide to America’s Most Beautiful Hike By Damon Corso. Falcon Press, Guilford, CT
150 Nature Hot Spots in California: The Best Parks, Conservation Areas and Wild Places By Ann Marie Brown. Firefly Books. Richmond Hill, ON
Sierra Summits: A Guide to Fifty Peak Experiences in California's Range of Light By Matt Johanson. Falcon Guides. Guilford, CT
Fly Fishing Austin and Central Texas By Aaron Reed. Imbrifex Books, Las Vegas
Hiking Lassen Volcanic National Park: A Guide to the Park's Greatest Hiking Adventures By Tracy Salcedo. Falcon Guides, Guilford, CT
The Packraft Handbook: An Instructional Guide for the Curious By Luc Mehl with Illustrations by Sarah K. Glaser. Luc Mehl, Anchorage
How to Suffer Outside: A Beginner’s Guide to Hiking and Backpacking By Diana Helmuth. Illustrations by Latasha Dunston. Mountaineers Books, Seattle
Rocky Mountain National Park: The Complete Guide By James Kaiser. Destination Press, Kalispell, MT
Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills Edited by Don Graydon and Kurt Hanson. The Mountaineers Books, Seattle
Two in the Far North By Margaret Murie. Alaska Northwest Books
Cache Lake Country:  Life in the North Woods By John J. Rowlands with illustrations by Henry B. Kane. The Countryman Press
A Sand County Almanac: A Sketches Here and There By Aldo Leopold. Oxford University Press
Wilderness and the American Mind By Roderick Nash.  Yale University Press, New Haven
Backwoods Ethics: A Guide to Low-Impact Camping and Hiking By Laura and Guy Waterman. The Countryman Press, Woodstock, VT
Alone By Richard E. Byrd. Island Press,  Washington, DC
Walden By Henry David Thoreau.  Edited by Jeffrey S. Cramer. Yale University Press, New Haven
Sleeping Island:  A Journey to the Edge of the Barrens By P.G. Downes.  Heron Dance Press, New Ferrisburg, VT.
A Natural History of North American Trees By Donald Culross Peattie. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston
The Pacific Crest Trail (Series). In three volumes: Southern California, Northern California and Oregon &Washington. By Thomas Winnett, Ben Schifrin, Jeffrey Schaffer, Ruby Johnson Jenkins, and Andy Selters. Wilderness Press, Berkeley
Through the Grand Canyon from Wyoming to Mexico By Ellsworth L. Kolb. Grand Canyon Assoc., Grand Canyon, AZ (Originally publ. by MacMillan 1914)
Appalachian Odyssey: Walking the Trail from Georgia to Maine By Steve Sherman and Julia Older. Author's Guild, New York
Kayak: The New Frontier By William Nealy. Menasha Ridge Press, Birmingham
Annapurna: First Conquest of an 8,000-meter Peak By Maurice Herzog. Lyon Press, Guilford, CT
Everest: The West Ridge 2013 By Thomas F. Hornbein. The Mountaineers Books, Seattle
Not Without Peril: 150 Years of Misadventure on the Presidential Range of New Hampshire 2014 By Nicholas Howe. Appalachian Mountain Club Books, Boston
Wahb: The Biography of a Grizzly 2015 By Ernest Thompson Seton. Edited by Jeremy M. Johnston & Charles R. Preston. University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, OK
Over the Edge: Death in Grand Canyon By Michael P. Ghiglieri and Thomas M. Myers. Puma Press, Flagstaff, AZ
Kingbird Highway: The Biggest Year in the Life of an Extreme Birder By Kenn Kaufman. Houghton Mifflin, Boston
NOLS Cookery Edited by Claudia Pearson. Illustrated by Mike Clelland Stackpole Books, Lanham, MD
Mammal Tracks and Sign: A Guide to North American Species By Mark Elbroch and Casey McFarland. Stackpole Books, Guilford, CT
The Only Kayak: A Journey Into the Heart of Alaska By Kim Heacox. Lyons Press, Guilford, CT
Sierra South / Sierra North By Elizabeth Wenk and Mike White. Wilderness Press/AdventureKEEN, Birmingham, AL
Camp 4: Recollections of a Yosemite Rockclimber By Steve Roper. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Boston
OUTDOOR CLASSIC: Life-time Achievement Recognition
Farley Mowat for Sea of Slaughter, Never Cry Wolf and other works--Sea of Slaughter By Farley Mowat. Note: Never Cry Wolf and other Mowat books are available from a variety of publishers. Stackpole Books, Mechanicsburg, PA
The Works of John Muir (Including titles such as My First Summer in the Sierra, Stikeen, Steep Trails and others) By John Muir. Photographs by Scot Miller. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Boston
Landscapes of the Interior By Don Gayton. New Society Publishers
The Sacred Place: Witnessing the Holy in the Physical World
Edited by Scott Olsen and Scott Cairns. University of Utah Press
Postcards from the Ledge: Collected Mountaineering Writings of Greg Child By Greg Child. The Mountaineers Books, Seattle
The Lost River:  A Memoir of Life, Death, and Transformation on Wild Water  By Richard Bangs. Sierra Club Books in conjunction with Random House
On Celtic Tides: One Man's Journey Around Ireland by Sea Kayak By Chris Duff. St. Martin's Press 
Where the Pavement Ends:  One Woman's Bicycle Trip Through Mongolia, China and Vietnam By Erika Warmbrunn.  The Mountaineers Books, Seattle
Rowing to Latitude By Jill Fredston. North Point Press, New York
The Beckoning Silence By Joe Simpson. The Mountaineers Books, Seattle
A Blistered Kind of Love By Angela and Duffy Ballard. The Mountaineers Books, Seattle
Out There: In the Wild in a Wired Age By Ted Kerasote. Voyageur Press, Stillwater, Minnesota
Where The Mountain Casts Its Shadow: The Dark Side of Extreme Adventure By Maria Coffey. St. Martin's Press, New York
At the Mercy of the River:  An Exploration of the Last African Wilderness By Peter Stark. Ballatine Books, New York
Savage Summit:  The True Stories of the First Five Women who climbed K2, the World's Most Feared Mountain By Jennifer Jordan.  William Morrow, New York
Being Caribou By Karsten Heuer. The Mountaineers Books, Seattle
Backcast: Fatherhood, Fly-fishing, and a River Journey Through the Heart of Alaska By Lou Ureneck. St. Martins Press, New York
Blue Horizons: Dispatches from Distant Seas By Beth A. Leonard. International Marine/McGraw-Hill, Camden, ME
Forget Me Not: A Memoir  By Jennifer Lowe-Anker. The Mountaineers Books, Seattle
Halfway to Heaven By Mark Obmascik. Free Press/Simon & Schuster, New York.
Rowboat in a Hurricane: My Amazing Journey Across a Changing Ocean By Julie Angus. Greystone Books, Vancouver.
Just Passin' Thru By Winton Porter. Menasha Ridge Press, Birmingham, AL
Kook: What Surfing Taught Me About Love, Life and Catching the Perfect Wave By Peter Heller. Free Press, New York
Fire Season: Field Notes from a Wilderness Lookout By Philip Connors. HarperCollins, New York
Almost Somewhere: Twenty-Eight Days on the John Muir Trail By Suzanne Roberts. University of Nebraska Press
Before They’re Gone: A Family’s Year-Long Quest to Explore America’s Most Endangered National Parks By Michael Lanza. Beacon Press
The Ledge: An Adventure Story of Friendship and Survival on Mount Rainier By Jim Davidson and Kevin Vaughan. Ballantine Books
Closer to the Ground: An Outdoor Family’s Year on the Water, in the Woods and at the Table By 2013 By Dylan Tomine. Patagonia Books, Ventura, CA
I Promise Not to Suffer: A Fool for Love Hikes the Pacific Crest Trail
2013 By Gail D. Storey. The Mountaineers Books, Seattle
Small Feet, Big Land: Adventure, Home and Family on the Edge of Alaska 2014 By Erin McKittrick. The Mountaineers Books, Seattle
Paddlenorth: Adventure, Resilience and Renewal in the Arctic Wild 2015 By Jennifer Kingsley. Greystone Books, Vancouver
The Tower: A Chronicle of Climbing and Controversy on Cerro Torre
2015 By Kelly Cordes. Patagonia Books
Fast Into the Night: A Woman, Her Dogs, and Their Journey North on the Iditarod Trail By Debbie Clarke Moderow. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Boston
Portage: A Family, a Canoe and the Search for the Good Life By Sue Leaf. University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis
A Fly Rod of Your Own By John Gierach. Simon and Schuster, New York
No Barriers: A Blind Man’s Journey to Kayak the Grand Canyon By Erik Weihenmayer and Buddy Levy. Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Press. New York
On Trails: An Exploration By Robert Moor. Simon and Schuster, New York
Pure Land: A True Story of Three Lives and the Search for Heaven on Earth By Annette McGivney. AUXmedia, Detroit
Inner Ranges: An Anthology of Mountain Thoughts By Geoff Powter. Rocky Mountain Books, Victoria, BC
The Pacific Alone: The Untold Story of Kayaking's Boldest Voyage By Dave Shively. Falcon, Guilford, CT
The Salt Path By Raynor Winn. Penguin Books, New York
Dragons in the Snow: Avalanche Detectives and the Race to Beat Death in the Mountains By Edward Power. Mountaineers Books, Seattle
Bicycling with Butterflies: My 10,201 Mile Journey Following the Monarch Migration By Sara Dykman. Timber Press, Portland There were 3 winners in this category. This is winner 3.
Lookout: Love, Solitude and Searching for Wildfire in the Boreal Forest By Trina Moyles. Random House Canada, Toronto There were 3 winners in this category. This is winner 1.
The Unreasonable Virtue of Fly Fishing By Mark Kurlansky. Bloomsbury, New York There were 3 winners in this category. This is winner 2.
Jimmy Bluefeather: A Novel Alaska 2015 By Kim Heacox. Northwest Books. Portland, OR
Breathless: A Thriller By Amy McCulloch. Viking/Penguin Random House. Toronto, Canada
Headwaters: The Adventures, Obsession, and Evolution of a Fly Fisherman By Dylan Tomine. Patagonia Books, Ventura, CA
Was it Worth It? A Wilderness Warrior’s Long Trail Home By Doug Peacock. Patagonia Books, Ventura, CA
Cowstails and Cobras II: A Guide to Games, Initiatives, Ropes Courses, & Adventure Curriculum By Karl Rohnke.
Expedition Kayaking By Derek Hutchinson.
How to Rock Climb By John Long.
Kayaking: An Animated Guide of Intermediate and Advanced Whitewater Technique By William Nealy.
Walking Softy in the Wilderness: The Sierra Club Guide to Backpacking By John Hart.
AMC White Mountain Guide: Hiking Trails of the White Mountain National Forest Compiled and Edited by Gene Daniell and Steven D. Smith. Appalachian Mountain Club Books, Boston, MA
Connecticut Walk Book: The Guide to the Blue-Blazed Hiking Trails of Western Connecticut Edited Ann T. Colson. Connecticut Forest and Park Association, Rockfall, CN
Fieldbook: Scouting's Manual of Basic and Advanced Skills for Outdoor Adventure 2014 By Robert Birkby. Boy Scouts of America, Irving, TX

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