The U.S. National Outdoor Book Awards (NOBA) is the outdoor world's largest and most prestigious book award program. It is a non-profit, educational program, sponsored by the National Outdoor Book Awards Foundation, Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education, and Idaho State University.
The National Outdoor Book Award winners have been announced for 2012.
- Almost Somewhere: Twenty-Eight Days on the John Muir Trail. By Suzanne Roberts
- The Ledge: An Adventure Story of Friendship and Survival on Mount Rainier. By Jim Davidson and Kevin Vaughan.
Natural History Literature
- The Forest Unseen: A Year’s Watch in Nature. By David George Haskell.
- Buried in the Sky: The Extraordinary Story of the Sherpa Climbers on K2’s Deadliest Day. By Peter Zuckerman and Amanda Padoan.
Design and Artistic Merit
For the Birds: The Life of Roger Tory Peterson. By Peggy Thomas. Illustrated by Laura Jacques.
Nature and the Environment
The Melting Edge: Alaska at the Frontier of Climate Change. By Michael Collier