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David Quammen

David Quammen is the author of The Song of the Dodo, among other books. He has been honored with the John Burroughs Medal for nature writing, an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, an award in the art of the essay from PEN, and (three times) the National Magazine Award. Quammen is also a contributing writer for National Geographic. He lives in Bozeman, Montana.

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Books by David Quammen

  1. Book CoverThe Chimp and the River: How AIDS Emerged from an African Forest


    In this "frightening and fascinating masterpiece" (Walter Isaacson), David Quammen explores the true origins of HIV/AIDS.More

  2. Book CoverEbola: The Natural and Human History of a Deadly Virus


    “A frightening and fascinating masterpiece of science reporting that reads like a detective story.” —Walter IsaacsonMore

  3. Book CoverMonster of God: The Man-Eating Predator in the Jungles of History and the Mind


    "Rich detail and vivid anecdotes of adventure....A treasure trove of exotic fact and hard thinking."—The New York Times Book Review, front pageMore

  4. Book CoverNatural Acts: A Sidelong View of Science and Nature


    "David Quammen is simply the best natural essayist working today."--Tim Cahill, author of Lost in My Own BackyardMore

  5. Book CoverThe Reluctant Mr. Darwin: An Intimate Portrait of Charles Darwin and the Making of His Theory of Evolution


    "Quammen brilliantly and powerfully re-creates the 19th century naturalist's intellectual and spiritual journey."--Los Angeles Times Book ReviewMore

  6. Book CoverSpillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic


    "[Mr. Quammen] is not just among our best science writers but among our best writers, period." —Dwight Garner, New York TimesMore