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David Quammen          

Science Journalist & Award-Winning Author of "Spillover"

David Quammen is an author and journalist whose books include "The Song of the Dodo," "The Reluctant Mr. Darwin," and "Spillover," a work on the science, history, and human impacts of emerging diseases (especially viral diseases), which was short-listed for eight national and international awards and won three. His latest book is "The Tangled Tree: A Radical New History of Life," which explores the drastic revisions in understanding of life’s history on Earth forced by recent discoveries from genome sequencing, and the story of a scientist named Carl Woese.

In the past thirty years Quammen has also published a few hundred pieces of short nonfiction—feature articles, essays, columns—in magazines such as Harper’s, National Geographic, Outside, Esquire, The Atlantic, Powder, and Rolling Stone. He writes occasional Op Eds for The New York Times and reviews for The New York Times Book Review. Quammen has been honored with an Academy Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and is a three-time recipient of the National Magazine Award. He is a Contributing Writer for National Geographic, in whose service he travels often, usually to wild and remote places. He lives in Bozeman, Montana.

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David Quammen: The Spillover of Animal Infections to Humans ...

David Quammen talks about his latest book, Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic. From his Web site: "The next big and murderous human  ...

How David Quammen Gets The Goods: An Interview - Wired Science

The wonderful shop-talk site for science writers, The Open Notebook, just published the first of two interviews I did recently with author David Quammen about ...

How Coronaviruses Jump From Animals To People: David ...

Quammen's 2012 book, Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic, traces the rise of different zoonoses around the world, including AIDS, Ebola ...

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