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Quammen, David 1948-

Overview
Works: 144 works in 467 publications in 12 languages and 20,367 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Miscellanea  History  Popular works  Fiction  Domestic fiction  Political fiction  Pictorial works  Juvenile works  Comic books, strips, etc 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor, Contributor
Classifications: QH365, 508
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Most widely held works about David Quammen
 
Most widely held works by David Quammen
Spillover : animal infections and the next human pandemic by David Quammen( Book )

33 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 2,618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the emergence and causes of new diseases all over the world, describing a process called "spillover" where illness originates in wild animals before being passed to humans and discusses the potential for the next huge pandemic
The song of the dodo : island biogeography in an age of extinctions by David Quammen( Book )

44 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirty years ago, two young biologists named Robert MacArthur and Edward O. Wilson triggered a far-reaching scientific revolution. In a book titled The Theory of Island Biogeography, they presented a new view of a little-understood matter: the geographical patterns in which animal and plant species occur. Why do marsupials exist in Australia and South America, but not in Africa? Why do tigers exist in Asia, but not in New Guinea? Influenced by MacArthur and Wilson's book, an entire generation of ecologists has recognized that island biogeography - the study of the distribution of species on islands and islandlike patches of landscape - yields important insights into the origin and extinction of species everywhere. The new mode of thought focuses particularly on a single question: Why have island ecosystems always suffered such high rates of extinction? In our own age, with all the world's landscapes, from Tasmania to the Amazon to Yellowstone, now being carved into islandlike fragments by human activity, the implications of island biogeography are more urgent than ever. Until now, this scientific revolution has remained unknown to the general public. But over the past eight years, David Quammen has followed its threads on a globe-circling journey of discovery. In Madagascar, he has considered the meaning of tenrecs, a group of strange, prickly mammals native to that island. On the island of Guam, he has confronted a pestilential explosion of snakes and spiders. In these and other places, he has prowled through wild terrain with extraordinary scientists who study unusual beasts. The result is The Song of the Dodo, a book filled with landscape, wonder, and ideas. Besides being a grand outdoor adventure, it is, above all, a wake-up call to the age of extinctions
Monster of God : the man-eating predator in the jungles of history and the mind by David Quammen( Book )

21 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and Dutch and held by 1,921 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher's description: For millennia, lions, tigers, and their man-eating kin have kept our dark, scary forests dark and scary, and their predatory majesty has been the stuff of folklore. But by the year 2150 big predators may only exist on the other side of glass barriers and chain-link fences. Their gradual disappearance is changing the very nature of our existence. We no longer occupy an intermediate position on the food chain; instead we survey it invulnerably from above--so far above that we are in danger of forgetting that we even belong to an ecosystem. Casting his expert eye over the rapidly diminishing areas of wilderness where predators still reign, the award-winning author of The Song of the Dodo examines the fate of lions in India's Gir forest, of saltwater crocodiles in northern Australia, of brown bears in the mountains of Romania, and of Siberian tigers in the Russian Far East. In the poignant and troublesome ferocity of these embattled creatures, we recognize something primeval deep within us, something in danger of vanishing forever
The reluctant Mr. Darwin : an intimate portrait of Charles Darwin and the making of his theory of evolution by David Quammen( Book )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,901 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the twenty-one-year period between Charles Darwin's original idea about natural selection and the publication of "On the Origin of Species," in an account that offers insight into his experiences as a cautious naturalist
On the origin of species by Charles Darwin( Book )

16 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 1,395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reintroduces the author's work about the theory of evolution with over three hundred fifty illustrations and photographs, accompanied by excerpts from his diaries, letters, and other writings
Natural acts : a sidelong view of science and nature by David Quammen( Book )

18 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in English and held by 1,170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new edition of the author's first work of nonfiction traces his journeys throughout natural regions of the world to pose such questions as the redeeming merits of mosquitoes and the potential for cloning, in a volume complemented by the author's "Natural Acts" columns
The flight of the iguana : a sidelong view of science and nature by David Quammen( Book )

16 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in English and Chinese and held by 1,014 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader
Ebola : the natural and human history of a deadly virus by David Quammen( Book )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 997 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: 1976 a deadly virus emerged from the Congo forest. As swiftly as it came, it disappeared, leaving no trace. Over the four decades since, Ebola has emerged sporadically, each time to devastating effect. It can kill up to 90 percent of its victims. In between these outbreaks, it is untraceable, hiding deep in the jungle. The search is on to find Ebola's elusive host animal. And until we find it, Ebola will continue to strike. Acclaimed science writer and explorer David Quammen first came near the virus while he was traveling in the jungles of Gabon, accompanied by local men whose village had been devastated by a recent outbreak. Here he tells the story of Ebola-its past, present, and its unknowable future. Extracted from Spillover by David Quammen, updated and with additional material
The boilerplate rhino : nature in the eye of the beholder by David Quammen( Book )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and Chinese and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-six of the author's essays, never before printed in any of his earlier books and written in a fifteen year span, from his monthly column, "Natural acts," published in Outside magazine
The best American science and nature writing 2000( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of nature and science based essays by such authors as Anne Fadiman, Brian Hayes, Cullen Murphy, and Gary Taubes
The chimp and the river : how AIDS emerged from an African forest by David Quammen( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The real story of AIDS--how it originated with a virus in a chimpanzee, jumped to one human, and then infected more than 60 million people--is very different from what most of us think we know. Recent research has revealed dark surprises and yielded a radically new scenario of how AIDS began and spread. Excerpted and adapted from the book Spillover, with a new introduction by the author, Quammen's ... investigation tracks the virus from chimp populations in the jungles of southeastern Cameroon to laboratories across the globe, as he unravels the mysteries of when, where, and under what circumstances such a consequential 'spillover' can happen"--Page 4 of cover
Blood line : stories of fathers and sons by David Quammen( Book )

6 editions published between 1988 and 2000 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yellowstone : a journey through America's wild heart by David Quammen( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Best-selling author David Quammen takes readers on a breathtaking journey through America's most inspiring and imperiled ecosystem--Yellowstone National Park--in this monumental book on America's first national park. Yellowstone's storied past, rich ecosystem, and dynamic landscape are brilliantly portrayed in a captivating mosaic of photographs and eloquently written text that blend history, science, and research from the field. As much a visual ode to nature as an intimate tour of one of the world's most celebrated conservation areas, this gorgeous book illuminates the park's treasures grand and small--from the iconic Old Faithful to the rare gray wolf; from misty mountain tops to iridescent springs; and from sweeping valleys to flourishing wild blooms. In four illuminating sections that combine photos, sidebars, and graphics with elegantly crafted text, this book brings readers deeper into the life of the park than ever before, both commemorating its beauty and highlighting its challenges. This book is an essential addition to the National Parks' 100th anniversary celebration and will remind readers why conservation is worth every effort.--Amazon.com
The reluctant Mr. Darwin : [an intimate portrait of Charles Darwin and the making of his theory of evolution] by David Quammen( Recording )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oxford and Yale graduate David Quammen currently teaches History and Philosophy at Montana State University. Here, Quammen discusses the life and works of one of the most disputed Naturalists of the nineteenth century
The Zolta configuration by David Quammen( Book )

10 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in 3 languages and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een man komt per ongeluk in het bezit van een uiterst geheim regeringsdocument en raakt verstrikt in het machtsspel tussen diverse belanghebbenden
The best American science and nature writing 2013( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents fictional and non-fictional stories written by American authors that discuss topics in science and nature
Evolution : a visual record by Robert Clark( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through 200 revelatory images, award-winning photographer Robert Clark makes one of the most important foundations of science clear and exciting to everyone. Evolution: A Visual Record transports readers from the near-mystical (human ancestors) to the historic (the famous 'finches' Darwin collected on the Galápagos Islands that spurred his theory); the recently understood (the link between dinosaurs and modern birds) to the simply astonishing.--
To walk the line : a novel by David Quammen( Book )

5 editions published between 1970 and 1972 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wild thoughts from wild places by David Quammen( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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, most exciting, most memorable pieces takes us to meet kayakers on the Futaleufu River of southern Chile, where Quammen describes how it feels to travel in fast company and flail for survival in the river's maw. We are introduced to the commerce in pearls (and black-market parrots) in the Aru Islands of eastern Indonesia. Quammen even finds wildness in smog-choked Los Angeles -- embodied in an elusive population of urban coyotes, too stubborn and too clever to surrender to the sprawl of civilization. With humor and intelligence, David Quammen's Wild Thoughts from Wild Places also reminds us that humans are just one of the many species on earth with motivations, goals, quirks, and eccentricities. Expect to be entertained and moved on this journey through the wilds of science and nature
The origin of species : descent of a text, with modification by David Quammen( Book )

10 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The song of the dodo : island biogeography in an age of extinctions
Alternative Names
David Quammen American science author

David Quammen Amerikaans schrijver

David Quammen amerikansk författare

David Quammen amerikansk skribent

David Quammen tác giả khoa học người Mỹ

David Quammen US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller und Wissenschaftsjournalist

Quammen, D.

쾀멘, 데이비드 1948-

クアメン, デビッド

クォメン, デイヴィッド

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Monster of God : the man-eating predator in the jungles of history and the mindThe reluctant Mr. Darwin : an intimate portrait of Charles Darwin and the making of his theory of evolutionOn the origin of speciesNatural acts : a sidelong view of science and natureThe flight of the iguana : a sidelong view of science and natureThe boilerplate rhino : nature in the eye of the beholderThe best American science and nature writing 2000Blood line : stories of fathers and sons