Belleville Book Wins National Award

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December 19th, 2011
Florida author Bill Belleville's book "Salvaging the Real Florida" won the Natural History Literature category of 2011 National Outdoor Book Awards (NOBA). The book was published by the University Press of Florida.

NOBA describes Bill Belleville as "the sort of guy that you’d want as a companion on an outdoor trip. He has a child-like curiosity and wonder that is catchy—and he can tell a pretty good story to boot. He is also very much a mature and accomplished author, and his writing is an absolute pleasure to read." About the book, they continue "This collection of essays, full of hidden gems and wonderful insights, never disappoints. We saunter along with him throughout Florida on hikes, paddles and dives—and through lagoons, forests, swamps, and under coastal waters. Pick up a copy, settle back with a glass of backwoods sweet tea, and enjoy a spirited ride through Florida’s natural world."

The National Outdoor Book Awards is an educational program which annually honors outstanding writing and publishing in the outdoor field. The managing body of the awards is the NOBA Foundation, Inc., a non-profit, volunteer organization.