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Writer David Quammen grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio and was later educated at both Yale and Oxford Universities. Quammen began his career by writing for The Christian Science Monitor, the National Center for Appropriate Technology, and Audubon, Esquire, Rolling Stone, and Harpers Magazines. He wrote mostrar mais the novels The Soul of Viktor Tronko and The Song of the Dodo: Island Biogeography in an Age of Extinctions, which won the 1997 New York Public Library Helen Bernstein Award for Excellence in Journalism. He also received two National Magazine Awards for his column "Natural Acts" in Outside magazine. (Bowker Author Biography) David Quammen is the author of "The Boilerplate Rhino" & "The Song of the Dodo." Among his honors are two National Magazine Awards for his writing in "Outside." (Bowker Author Biography) David Quammen is a two-time winner of the National Magazine Award for his science essays & other work in "Outside" magazine. He is the author of three novels & several other books, including the award-winning "The Song of the Dodo". He lives in Bozeman, Montana. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

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Obras de David Quammen

Wild Thoughts from Wild Places (1998) 360 cópias
The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2000 (2000) — Editor — 194 cópias
The Soul of Viktor Tronko (1987) 75 cópias

Associated Works

A Origem das Espécies (1859) — Editor, algumas edições14,474 cópias
American Earth: Environmental Writing Since Thoreau (2008) — Contribuinte — 417 cópias
The Best American Science Writing 2006 (2006) — Contribuinte — 263 cópias
The Best American Travel Writing 2001 (2001) — Contribuinte — 236 cópias
The Story of My Boyhood and Youth (1913) — Prefácio, algumas edições234 cópias
The Best American Travel Writing 2005 (2005) — Contribuinte — 210 cópias
The Best American Science Writing 2005 (2005) — Contribuinte — 192 cópias
The Best American Essays 1999 (The Best American Essays) (1999) — Contribuinte — 187 cópias
The Last Best Place: A Montana Anthology (1988) — Contribuinte — 181 cópias
The Best American Science Writing 2009 (2009) — Contribuinte — 116 cópias
The Best American Essays 1989 (1989) — Contribuinte — 103 cópias
The Best American Magazine Writing 2005 (2005) — Contribuinte — 54 cópias
The Best American Magazine Writing 2017 (2017) — Contribuinte — 24 cópias
National Geographic Magazine 2015 v228 #1 July (2015) — Contribuinte — 22 cópias
National Geographic Magazine 2016 v229 #5 May (2016) — Contribuinte — 18 cópias
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Spring 1989 (1989) — Author "The Ineffable Union of man and Horse" — 16 cópias
National Geographic Magazine 2016 v229 #1 January (2016) — Contribuinte — 14 cópias
TriQuarterly 48: Western Stories — Contribuinte — 2 cópias


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I won't pretend I understood everything, but this was pretty interesting--it includes a great deal of biographical information about a number of scientists, and discusses their discoveries, and the developing, and sometimes abandoning of theories. One worries that some of one's beliefs would be considered ridiculous by the scientific community; this book makes it clear that the "ridiculous" opinion isn't confined to those outside the community. But that's a trivial point. What's interesting is the tracing of Horizontal Gene Transfer and other discoveries, and the fact that many scientists, while borrowing Darwin's fame (beginning their papers with "On the Origin of . . ." or, slightly less blatant, just "origin of . . ."), are critical of how much he was unaware of, to the detriment of future discoveries.
Narration by Jacques Roy is perfect.
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TraSea | outras 21 resenhas | Apr 29, 2024 |
An interesting book, more biographical than I had anticipated. Gives a general and very. Cursory overview of biology and evolution before getting down to the focus on horizontal gene transfer and evolutionary roots that are ostensibly the focus of the book. Gives short shrift to the implications of crispr , but that is not the focus of the book. Must read for fans of Carl Woese, likely to interest anyone with an interest in evolution, while also raising some hackles.
cspiwak | outras 21 resenhas | Mar 6, 2024 |
David Quamen is always good company. Here he travels to different parts of the world where people live cheek by jowl with man eating predators. He highlights the difficulties in implementing conservation efforts for dangerous animals in areas where people are surviving and may come in conflict with endangered creatures. He also shares some of the folklore and mythology of the reasons he visits and how the animals are part of the cultures and sometimes religion of the people involved.
cspiwak | outras 17 resenhas | Mar 6, 2024 |



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