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Ebola: The Natural and Human History of a Deadly Virus

by David Quammen

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

In 1976 a deadly virus emerged from the Congo forest. As swiftly as it came, it disappeared,...


The Song of the Dodo: Island Biogeography in an Age of Extinctions

by David Quammen

David Quammen's book, The Song of the Dodo, is a

brilliant, stirring work, breathtaking in its scope,

far-reaching in its message -- a crucial book in

precarious times, which radically alters the way in

which...


The Boilerplate Rhino: Nature in the Eye of the Beholder

by David Quammen

In 1981 David Quammen began what might be every freelance writer's dream: a monthly column for Outside magazine in which he was given free rein to write about anything that interested him in the natural world....


The Flight of the Iguana: A Sidelong View of Science and Nature

by David Quammen

From the award-winning author of The Song of the Dodo comes a collection of essays in which various weird and wonderful aspects of nature are examined. This book contains tales of vegetarian piranha fish, voiceless...


Wild Thoughts from Wild Places

by David Quammen

In Wild Thoughts from Wild Places, award-winning journalist David Quammen reminds us why he has become one of our most beloved science and nature writers.

This collection of twenty-three of Quammen's most intriguing,...


Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic

by David Quammen

“Science writing as detective story at its best.” —Jennifer Ouellette, Scientific American A New York Times Notable Book of the Year, a Scientific American Best Book of the Year, and a Finalist for the...


The Reluctant Mr. Darwin: An Intimate Portrait of Charles Darwin and the Making of His Theory of Evolution (Great Discoveries)

by David Quammen

"Quammen brilliantly and powerfully re-creates the 19th century naturalist's intellectual and spiritual journey."--Los Angeles Times Book ReviewTwenty-one years passed between Charles Darwin's epiphany that...


Natural Acts: A Sidelong View of Science and Nature

by David Quammen

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

"Lively writing about science and nature depends less on the offering of good answers, I think,...


Monster of God: The Man-Eating Predator in the Jungles of History and the Mind

by David Quammen

"Rich detail and vivid anecdotes of adventure....A treasure trove of exotic fact and hard thinking."-The New York Times Book Review, front pageFor millennia, lions, tigers, and their man-eating kin have kept...