Giuseppe Mazzotti

THE GAMBRINUS “GIUSEPPE MAZZOTTI” PRIZE

FOR LITERATURE OF MOUNTAINS, MOUNTAINEERING, EXPLORATION-TRAVEL, ECOLOGY AND LANDSCAPE, TRADITIONAL CRAFTS AND WINDOW ON THE TRIVENETO REGION.

Past Winners

The following is a list of English-language winners only - the names of all the winners can be seen on the Italian web site for the Prize.

1983 - I EDITION
WINNER
Author:Freya Stark
English title:THE VALLEY OF ASSASSINS: AND OTHER PERSIAN TRAVELS
Italian title:LA VALLE DEGLI ASSASSINI
Publisher:Longanesi
SPECIAL JURY'S PRIZE
Author:Boris Komarov
English title:THE DESTRUCTION OF NATURE IN THE SOVIET UNION
Italian title:IL ROSSO E IL VERDE
Publisher:Edagricole
1984 - II EDITION
SPECIAL JURY'S PRIZE
Author:David Attenborough
English title:THE LIVING PLANET
Italian title:IL PIANETA VIVENTE
Publisher:Istituto Geografico De Agostini
1985 - III EDITION
WINNER
Author:Mary Midgley
English title:WHY ANIMALS MATTER: THE CASE FOR ANIMAL PROTECTION
Italian title:PERCHE' GLI ANIMALI
Publisher:Feltrinelli
1988 - VI EDITION
SPECIAL JURY'S PRIZE
Author:Thor Heyerdhal
English title:MALDIVE MYSTERY
Italian title:IL MISTERO DELLE MALDIVE
Publisher:Arnoldo Mondadori Editore
SPECIAL MENTION
Author:Frederick Henry Whitehead
English title:PRACTICAL ECOLOGY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION
Italian title:ECOLOGIA PRATICA PER L’EDUCAZIONE AMBIENTALE
Publisher:Edagricole
1989 - VII EDITION
SPECIAL JURY'S PRIZE
Author:Anna Bramwell
English title:BLOOD AND SOIL
Italian title:ECOLOGIA E SOCIETA' NELLA GERMANIA NAZISTA.
Publisher:Reverdito Editore
1991 - IX EDITION
WINNER
Author:Edwin Bernbaum
English title:SACRED MOUNTAINS OF THE WORLD
Italian title:LE MONTAGNE SACRE DEL MONDO
Publisher:Leonardo Editore
SPECIAL JURY'S PRIZE
Author:David Pearce, Anil Markandya and Edward Barbier
English title:BLUEPRINT FOR A GREEN ECONOMY
Italian title:PROGETTO PER UNA ECONOMIA VERDE
Publisher:Società Editrice Il Mulino
SPECIAL MENTION
Author:Joe Kane
English title:RUNNING THE AMAZON
Italian title:SFIDA AL RIO DELLE AMAZZONI
Publisher:Sperling & Kupfer Editori
CHANGES INTRODUCED

In 1993 the Prize was split into sections:

- MOUNTAINEERING
- EXPLORATION
- ECOLOGY
- CRAFTS AND TRADITIONS


and a prize was awarded to a book in each of the sections.

1999 - XVII EDITION
ECOLOGY SECTION WINNER
Author:Richard Leakey and Roger Lewin
English title:THE SIXTH EXTINCTION
Italian title:LA SESTA ESTINZIONE
Publisher:Bollati Boringhieri
2000 - XVIII EDITION
MOUNTAINEERING SECTION WINNER
Author:Jochen Hemmleb, Larry A. Johnson, Eric R. Simonson with William E. Nothdurft
English title:GHOSTS OF EVEREST: THE SEARCH FOR MALLORY AND IRVINE
Italian title:LE OMBRE DELL'EVEREST
Publisher:Rizzoli Editore - R.C.S. Libri
EXPLORATION SECTION WINNER
Author:Linda Schele, David Freidel
English title:A FOREST OF KINGS: THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE ANCIENT MAYA
Italian title:UNA FORESTA DI RE
Publisher:Casa Editrice Corbaccio
2001 - XXI EDITION
EXPLORATION SECTION WINNER
Author:Nathaniel Philbrick
English title:IN THE HEART OF THE SEA: THE TRAGEDY OF THE WHALESHIP ESSEX
Italian title:NEL CUORE DELL'OCEANO
Publisher:Garzanti Libri Editori
2002 - XX EDITION
MOUNTAINEERING SECTION WINNER
Author:Fergus Fleming
English title:KILLING DRAGONS: THE CONQUEST OF THE ALPS
Italian title:CIME MISTERIOSE
Publisher:Carrocci Editore
EXPLORATION SECTION WINNER
Author:Jennifer Niven
English title:THE ICE MASTER: THE DOOMED 1913 VOYAGE OF THE KARLUK
Italian title:PRIGIONIERI DEI GHIACCI
Publisher:Edizioni Piemme
ECOLOGY SECTION WINNER
Author:Vandana Shiva
English title:TOMORROW’S BIODIVERSITY
Italian title:CAMPI DI BATTAGLIA
Publisher:Edizioni Ambiente
CHANGES INTRODUCED

In 2005 the “Readers’ Voice” prize was introduced to award a “super prize” to the most popular of the three winners of each edition, chosen by a specially appointed panel of 40 readers from all walks of life.

2006 - XXIV EDITION
EXPLORATION SECTION WINNER
Author:Christopher Hale
English title:HIMMLER’S CRUSADE: THE TRUE STORY OF THE 1938 NAZI EXPEDITION INTO TIBET
Italian title:LA CROCIATA DI HIMMLER
Publisher:Garzanti Libri Editori
SPECIAL JURY'S PRIZE
Author:Rory Stewart
English title:THE PLACES IN BETWEEN
Italian title:IN AFGHANISTAN
Publisher:Ponte alle Grazie
2007 - XXV EDITION
ECOLOGY SECTION WINNER
Author:George Monbiot
English title:HEAT! HOW WE CAN STOP THE PLANET BURNING
Italian title:CALORE!
Publisher:Longanesi Editore
Also voted overall winner by the panel of the Readers' Voice Prize.
2008 - XXVI EDITION
MOUNTAINEERING SECTION WINNER
Author:Andy Cave
English title:LEARNING TO BREATHE
Italian title:IMPARARE A RESPIRARE
Publisher:Edizioni Versante Sud
Also voted overall winner by the panel of the Readers' Voice Prize.
CHANGES INTRODUCED

In 2009 the Prize was divided into six sections, split into two groups considered in alternating year:

Group 1

-  MOUNTAINS: Culture and Civilization
-  EXPLORATION - TRAVEL
-  WINDOW ON THE TRIVENETO REGION: Territorial and Environmental Culture in the Veneto universe.

Group 2

-  MOUNTAINEERING: Climbing, Historic Events, Biographies and Guide Books
-  ECOLOGY AND LANDSCAPE
-  TRADITIONAL CRAFTS

2009 - XXVII EDITION - GROUP 1
EXPLORATION – TRAVEL SECTION WINNER
Author:Greg Morteson and David Oliver Relin
English title:THREE CUPS OF TEA
Italian title:TRE TAZZE DI TE'
Publisher:Rizzoli - RCS Libri
Also voted overall winner by the panel of the Readers' Voice Prize.
2010 - XXVIII EDITION - GROUP 2
TRADITIONAL CRAFTS SECTION WINNER
Author:Richard Sennett
English title:THE CRAFTSMAN
Italian title:L'UOMO ARTIGIANO
Publisher:Feltrinelli Edizioni
2012 - XXX EDITION - GROUP 2
MOUNTAINEERING SECTION WINNER
Author:Andy Kirkpatrick
English title:PSYCHO VERTICAL
Italian title:PSYCHO VERTICAL
Publisher:Edizioni Versante Sud
Also voted overall winner by the panel of the Readers' Voice Prize.
ECOLOGY AND LANDSCAPE SECTION WINNER
Author:Paul Collier
English title:THE PLUNDERED PLANET: WHY WE MUST, AND HOW WE CAN, MANAGE NATURE FOR GLOBAL PROSPERITY
Italian title:IL SACCO DEL PIANETA
Publisher:Editori Laterza