“LIVING MOLLUSKS” WINS TOP HONORS IN 2016 GREEN BOOK FESTIVAL
NEW YORK _ A photographic study of the ethereal creatures who range from high altitude freshwater lakes to polar abyssal plains is the grand prize winners of the 2016 Green Book Festival, which honors books that contribute to greater understanding, respect for and positive action on the changing worldwide environment.
Dr. Charles Rawlings’s “Living Mollusks” is the follow-up to his award-winning “Living Shells.” The sequel examines the world that most people know only as a menu delicacy when they order clams or oysters. But some of the most beautiful mollusks leave no shell or remnant of their existence. The largest marine phylum, mollusks have eyes as complex as humans, and have extreme variations in size, structure and behavior.
The book offers beautiful images of these fascinating creatures, some never-before photographed.
Dr. Rawlings and other winners, runner-ups and honorable mentions will be honored at a private ceremony on June 18 at the Algonquin Hotel in New York.
Other winners in the competition:
WINNER: “Sharing Nature” – Joseph Cornell
WINNER: “Wild Ones: Observing City Critters ” – Carol L. Malnor
RUNNER-UP: “Who Needs a Desert?” – Karen Patkau
- “Have You Filled Your Bucket Today? 10th Anniversary Edition – Carol McCloud/David Messing
- “Elsbeth and the Spirits of the West” – J. Bean Palmer/Chris Palmer
WINNER: “Shanti and the Magic Mandala” – F.T. Camargo
RUNNER-UP: “Perils of Payeto: Saving the Last Vaquita Porpoise” – Tio Stib
- “Warrior Kids – A Tale of New Camelot” – Michael Bowler
WINNER: “Living Mollusks” – Charles Rawlings
WINNER: “Naked in the Garden of the Serpent” – Carey Robin
RUNNER-UP: “Orb” – Francisco Rebollo
WINNER: “Reverberations” – Charles Rawlings
WINNER: “Destiny” – Carl Howe Hansen
RUNNER-UP: “The EvoAngel” – Ellen King Rice
- “Please Hold” – Patricia Stewart Shiu
- “The Brook” – John Sinsimer
- “Trails in the Sand” – Patricia Zick
WINNER: “Embracing Sustainability” – Marc Seamon
WINNER: “Extreme Battlefields” – Tanya Lloyd Kyi
WINNER: “Water Wow!” - Antonia Banyard & Paula Ayer
“The Healing of Gaia” – M.C. Nelson
WINNER: “Ecotopia 2121” – Dr. Alan Marshall
WINNER: “Theo and a Horse Named Rocket” – Wendy Raymond