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David Quammen

Montana, United States


Biography: DAVID QUAMMEN is the author of twelve books, including The Song of the Dodo, The Reluctant Mr. Darwin, and most recently Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic, published in 2012 by W.W. Norton. He’s a Contributing Writer for National Geographic, in whose service he travels often, usually to wild places, and a three-time recipient of the National Magazine Award. He has also written for many other magazines, ranging from Harper’s and The Atlantic to Rolling Stone, Esquire, Outside, and Powder. Much of his nonfiction work is focused on ecology and evolutionary biology, frequently garnished with history and travel. In 2012 he received the Stephen Jay Gould Prize from the Society for the Study of Evolution. Quammen lives in Bozeman, Montana with his wife, Betsy Gaines Quammen, and their family of other mammals.

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