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Recognizing excellence with
the CBHL Annual Literature Award

Created in 2000, the CBHL Annual Literature Award is given by CBHL to both the author and publisher of a work that makes a significant contribution to the literature of botany or horticulture.

The award is presented at CBHL's Annual Meeting.
Its purpose is to:

Recognize a work that makes a significant contribution to the literature of botany or horticulture;

Increase the visibility of CBHL;

Encourage participation by the CBHL community in recognizing significant contributions to the literature of the field.

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Winners of the CBHL Annual Literature Award


2013

Winner
General Interest category
Winner
Technical category

Gardens for a beautiful America 1895-1935

Conifers around the world

Gardens for a beautiful America, 1895-1935:
photographs by Frances Benjamin Johnston.


by Sam Watters
(Acanthus Press, 2012)
376 pages; 300 illustrations, incl. 250 plates and 3 gatefolds
ISBN 9780926494152 (hardcover) ($79.00 US)

Conifers around the world:
Conifers of the temperate zones and adjacent regions.


by Zsolt Debreczy and István Rácz ; edited by Kathy Musial
(DendroPress, 2011)
Two volumes, 1089 pages, more than 3700 color photographs
ISBN 9789632190617 (hardcover) (€ 195.00)

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2012

Winner
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In the Footsteps of Augustine Henry

The Ambonese Herbal

In the Footsteps of Augustine Henry
by Seamus O'Brien
(Garden Art Press, 2011)
376 pages; 500 color illustrations
ISBN 9781870673730 (hardcover) ($85.00 US)

The Ambonese Herbal, Volumes 1-6
originally written by Georgius Everhardus Rumphius, translated and annotated by E.M. Beekman
(Yale University Press, 2011)
3360 pages (6 vols.); over 800 original illustrations
ISBN 9780300153767 (hardcover) ($450.00 US)

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2011

Winner
General Interest category
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Technical category

Oak Spring Herbaria; Herbs and herbals from the Fourteenth to the Nineteenth Centuries

Keywords in American Landscape Design

Oak Spring Herbaria; Herbs and herbals from the Fourteenth to the Nineteenth Centuries
by Lucia Tongiorgi Tomasi and Tony Willis
(Oak Spring Garden Library, 2009)
456 pages; 170 illustrations (72 duotones, 98 in full color).
ISBN 9780965450812 (hardcover) ($80.00 US)

Keywords in American Landscape Design
by Therese O'Malley
(Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art in association with Yale University Press, 2010)
736 pages; 881 b/w + 106 color illustrations
ISBN 9780300101744 (hardcover) ($125.00 US)

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2010

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The Brother Gardeners: Botany, Empire and the Birth of an Obsession by Andrea Wulf

Ireland's Wild Orchids: A Field Guide by Brendan Sayers & Susan Sex

The Brother Gardeners:
Botany, Empire and the Birth of an Obsession

by Andrea Wulf
(Alfred A. Knopf, 2009)
368 pages, Hardcover, ISBN 978-0-307-27023-8
($35.00 US)

Ireland's Wild Orchids: A Field Guide
by Brendan Sayers & Susan Sex
(published by The Authors, 2008)
119 pages, colour drawings, colour photos, spiralbound; ISBN 978-0-9564182-0-3; hardcover
(£35.00)

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2009

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Technical category
Special Mention
 

Fruits and Plains : the Horticultural Transformation of America by Philip J. Pauly

Genera Palmarum : the Evolution and Classification of Palms by John Dransfield, Natalie W. Uhl, Conny B. Asmussen, William J. Baker, Madeline M. Harley, and Carl E. Lewis

Taxonomic Literature : a Selective Guide to Botanical Publications and Collections with Dates, Commentaries and Types, 2nd edition

Fruits and Plains : the Horticultural Transformation of America
by Philip J. Pauly,
(Harvard University Press, 2008)
336 pages, 34 halftones, 3 line illus, 11 maps; ISBN 9780881928198; hardcover ($39.95 US)

Genera Palmarum : the Evolution and Classification of Palms, 2nd ed.
by John Dransfield, Natalie W. Uhl, Conny B. Asmussen, William J. Baker, Madeline M. Harley, and Carl E. Lewis
(by Kew Publishing, 2008),
744 pages, line drawings, colour photos; ISBN 9781842461822; hardcover (£79.00)

Taxonomic Literature : a Selective Guide to Botanical Publications and Collections with Dates, Commentaries and Types, 2nd edition
by Originally created by Frans Antonie Stafleu and Richard S. Cowan; continued by Laurence J. Dorr, Erik A. Mennega and Dan H. Nicolson
(suppl. VII :by A.R.G. Gantner Verlag K.G., 2008),
744 pages, line drawings, colour photos; ISBN 9781842461822; hardcover (£79.00)

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2008

Winner
General Interest category
Winner
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Encyclopedia of Garden Ferns, Sue Olsen

Order out of Chaos

Encyclopedia of Garden Ferns
by Sue Olsen,
(Timber Press, Portland, OR, 2007)
144 pages; ISBN 9780881928198; hardcover;
8.5 x 11 inches; 700 color photos, 4 b/w photos, 2 line drawings ($59.95 US)

Order out of Chaos: Linnean Plant Names and Their Types
by Charlie Jarvis,
(Linnean Society of London, in association with the History Museum, London, 2007),
1016 pages; ISBN 9780950620770; hardcover; 28.2 x 23.4 x 5.6 cm; col. & b&W ill. (£80.00)

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2007

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Defiant Gardens, Kenneth Helphand

A Tropical Garden Flora

Defiant Gardens: Making Gardens in Wartime

by Kenneth Helphand,
(Trinity University Press, San Antonio, TX, 2006),
320 pages; ISBN 1-59534-021-1; hardcover; 7 x 10 inches; 95 B&W photos ($34.95 US)

A Tropical Garden Flora:
Plants Cultivated in the Hawaiian Islands and Other Tropical Places

by George W. Staples and Derral R. Herbst,
(Bishop Museum Press, Honolulu, HI, 2005)
936 pages; ISBN 1-58178-039-7; hardcover; 12.3 x 9.4 x 2.2 inches; line drawings ($59.95 US)

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2006

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Technical category

Naming of names, Anna Pavord

Legumes of the World

The Naming of Names: The Search for Order in the World of Plants
by Anna Pavord,
(Bloomsbury Publishing, London, 2005),
472 pages; ISBN 9780747579526; hardcover; 26 cm.; color illustrations.

Legumes of the World
ed. by Gwilym Lewis Lewis et al.,
(Kew Publishing, Richmond, UK, 2005)
xiv, 577 pages; ISBN 1900347806; hardcover; 30 cm.; color photographs and line drawings. (£55 ; $100.65 US)

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2005

Winner
General Interest category
Winner
Technical category

Native Trees for North American Landscapes

Ethnoflora of the Soqotra Archipelago

Native Trees for North American Landscapes
by Guy Sternberg and Jim Wilson,
(Timber Press, Portland, OR, 2004),
552 p., ISBN 088192607, $59.95 (hardcover)

Ethnoflora of the Soqotra Archipelago
by Anthony G. Miller and Miranda Morris ,
(Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh , Edinburgh, UK, 2004)
776 p., ISBN 1 87229 159 ; £45 (trade 7 libraries; hardcover)

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2004

Winner
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Winner
Technical category

Gardens and Historic Plants of the Antebellum South

Slipper Orchids of Vietnam

Gardens and Historic Plants of the Antebellum South
by James R. Cothran,
(University of South Carolina Press, Columbia, SC , 2003),
344 p., ISBN 1-57003-501-6, $49.95 (cloth)

Slipper Orchids of Vietnam
by Leonid Averyanov, Phillip Cribb, Phan Ke Loc, and Nguyen Tien Hiep; ill. by Carol Woodin,
(Timber Press, Portland, OR, 2003)(Royal Botanic Gardens Kew Monograph)
(Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Kew, UK, 2003)
327 p., ISBN 0-88192-592-6 (Timber Press), ISBN 1-84246-047-1 (RBG, Kew); $49.95 (cloth; Timber Press); £37.50 (cloth; RBG, Kew)

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2003

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The Greater Perfection

The Cactus Family

The Greater Perfection
by Francis Cabot,
(W. W. Norton & Company, New York, NY, 2001),
328 p., ISBN 0-393-04189-1, $75.00 (cloth)

The Cactus Family
by Edward F. Anderson,
(Timber Press, Portland, OR, 2001)
776 p., ISBN 0-88192-498-9, $99.95 (cloth)

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2002

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Bamboo for Gardens

Lichens of North America

Bamboo for Gardens
by Ted Jordan Meredith
(Timber Press, Portland, OR, 2001)
276 pages; ISBN 0881925071

Lichens of North America
Irwin M. Brodo, Sylvia Duran Sharnoff, and Stephen Sharnoff
(Yale University Press, 2001)
828 pages; ISBN 0 300 08249 5

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2001

WinnerSpecial Mention

Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker : Traveller and Plant Collector

Conifers of California

Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker :
Traveller and Plant Collector

by Ray Desmond
(Antique Collectors' Club with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, 1999)
286 pages; ISBN 1851493050

Conifers of California
by Ronald N. Lanner
(Cachuma Press, 1999)
274 pages; ISBN 0962850535; 0962850543

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2000

Winner 

Native American Ethnobotany

 

Native American Ethnobotany
by Daniel E. Moerman
(Timber Press, October 1998)
928 pages; ISBN 0881924539

 

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