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“Before They’re Gone” wins National Outdoor Book Award

My book, Before They’re Gone–A Family’s Year-Long Quest To Explore America’s Most Endangered National Parks, has received an honorable mention in the Outdoor Literature category, the top awards category, from the prestigious National Outdoor Book Awards.

In it, I write about spending a year taking wilderness adventures with my wife, Penny, our nine-year-old son, Nate, and our seven-year-old daughter, Alex, in national parks that, because of climate change, are likely to be very different places by the time my kids are my age.

Read reviewer comments about my book, view a trailer, and find links to media coverage about my book here.

See the complete list of winners at noba-web.org/books12.htm.

 

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Michael Lanza

A former field editor and primary gear reviewer for Backpacker Magazine, Michael Lanza created The Big Outside to share stories and images from his many backpacking, hiking, and other outdoor adventures, as well as expert tips and gear reviews to help readers plan and pull off their own great adventures.

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