From 1981 to 1995, David Quammen authored the "Natural Acts" column for Outside magazine, winning the National Magazine Award twice. He also has written for Esquire, Harper's and Rolling Stone magazines, is the author of several books, both fiction and nonfiction, and has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, a BP Natural World Book Prize and a John Burroughs Medal for nature writing.
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TARO: Inventory for the David Quammen Papers
Listing of the collection which includes published and unpublished works, short stories, correspondence, reviews, and audio and video recordings. Housed at the Texas Tech University library.
An excerpt from Quammen's travel journal. (January 01, 2010)
TreeHugger: Award-winning Author David Quammen on Swine Flu, Evolution and Ecology
Includes a discussion of his upcoming work on zoonotic diseases. (May 18, 2009)
Terrain.org: Interview with David Quammen
Covers his writings, environmental literature, and journalism. (January 01, 2008)
NPR: Charles Darwin and the Racing Asparagus
Robert Krulwich on Quammen's book The Reluctant Mr. Darwin, with excerpt and audio. (September 20, 2006)
National Geographic Magazine: Was Darwin Wrong?
Quammen on how whether evolutionary theory has withstood the test of time. (November 01, 2004)
National Geographic Magazine: Megatransect
Introduction to a three-part article by Quammen which chronicles his journey with conservationist Michael Fay as he surveys 1,200 miles of African jungle. Includes field notes and photographs by Michael Nichols. (October 01, 2000)
The Well: The Weeds Shall Inherit the Earth
Reproduction of an article by the author for The Independent (London). (November 22, 1998)
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