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-- 2008     

Nominees for the 2008 Annual Award were:

[Revised list after nominations & judging]
General Interest Category

General Interest

The Art and Science of William Bartram,
Judith Magee (Penn State University Press, co-published with The Natural History Museum, London, 2007)

Botanical Progress, Horticultural Innovations, and Cultural Changes,
Michel Conan (Harvard University Press, 2007)

Chrysalis: Maria Sibylla Merian and the Secrets of Metamorphosis,
Kim Todd (Harcourt Trade Publishers, 2007)

Designing California Native Gardens: the Plant Community Approach to Artful, Ecological Gardens,
Glenn Keator & Alrie Middlebrook (University of California Press, 2007)

Emily Dickinson's Herbarium: A Facsimile Edition
Emily Dickinson (Harvard University Press, 2006)

Encyclopedia of Garden Ferns, Sue Olsen (Timber Press, 2007)

Flower Confidential: The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful in the Business of Flowers,
C. Amy Stewart (Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2007)

Green Roof Plant: a Resource and Planting Guide,
Enmond C. Snodgrass & Lucie L. Snodgrass ( Timber Press, 2006)

Hellebores: a comprehensive guide,
C. Colston Burrell and Judith Knott Tyler (Timber Press, 2006)

The Herb Society of America's Essential Guide to Growing and Cooking with Herbs,
ed. by Katherine K. Schlosser (Louisiana State University Press, 2007)

Kids' Kew: a children's guide,
Miranda MacQuitty (Kew Publishing, 2007)

Mountain Wildflowers of the Southern Rockies,
Carolyn Dodson and William Dunmire (University of New Mexico Press, 2007)

Nature's Palette: The Science of Plant Color,
David Lee (The University of Chicago Press, 2007)

Rain Gardens: Managing water sustainably in the garden and designed landscape,
Nigel Dunnett and Andy Clayden (Timber Press, 2007)

Viburnums: Flowering Shrubs For Every Season,
Michael A. Dirr (Timber Press) 2007

Technical Interest Category

Technical Interest

Amazon River Fruits: Flavors for Conservation,
Nigel Smith, R Vasquez and WH Wust (Missouri Botanical Garden Press, 2007)

Benjamin Smith Barton: Naturalist and Physician in Jeffersonian America,
Joseph Ewan and Nesta Dunn Ewan (Missouri Botanical Garden Press, 2007)

Atlas of the Vegetation of Madagascar / Atlas de la Vegetation de Madagascar (text in English and French),
Justin Moat and Paul Smith (Kew Publishing, 2007)

Britton's Botanical Empire: The New York Botanical Garden and American Botany, 1888–1929, Peter Mickulas (New York Botanical Garden Press, 2007)

The Caucasus and its Flowers,
Vojtech Holubec & Pavel Krivka (Loxia / Hortus Press, 2006)

Flowering Plant Families of the World
V. H. Heywood, R. K. Brummitt, A. Culham and O. Seberg (Kew Publishing, published in North America by Firefly Books, 2007)

The Genus Roscoea,
Jill Cowley (Kew Publishing, 2007)

The Macrolichens of New England,
James W. Hinds and Patricia L. Hinds (The New York Botanical Garden Press, 2007)

Nectaries and Nectar,
ed. by Susan W. Nicolson, Massimo Nepi and Ettore Pacini (Springer, 2007)

Order out of Chaos: Linnaean Plant Names and their Types, Charlie Jarvis (The Linnean Society of London in association with the Natural History Museum, London, 2007)

Next date on the agenda

The 2008 Awards will be announced at the next Annual Meeting in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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