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David Quammen

David Quammen is the author of numerous books of science writing, including The Song of the Dodo: Island Biogeography in an Age of Extinctions (Scribner, 1996), Wild Thoughts from Wild Places (Scribner, 1999), The Boilerplate Rhino: Nature in the Eye of the Beholder (Scribner, 2001), Monster of God: The Man-Eating Predator in the Jungles of History and the Mind (Norton, 2003), and The Reluctant Mr. Darwin: An Intimate Portrait of Charles Darwin and the Making of His Theory of Evolution (Norton, 2006). He is also a three-time winner of the National Magazine Award, most recently for his National Geographic essay, “Was Darwin Wrong?”