David Quammen

David Quammen is an author and journalist whose books include The Song of the Dodo, The Reluctant Mr. Darwin, and  Spillover, and is a contributing writer for National Geographic. 

  • Honored with an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and is three-time recipient of the National Magazine Award
  • His work has appeared in Harper’s, National Geographic, The Atlantic, The New York Times Book Review, and in many anthologies, including: “The Best American Science Writing 2005”
  • Author of what many consider the definitive biography on Charles Darwin, The Reluctant Mr. Darwin
  • Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic — an astonishing quest to discover how and why these diseases emerge, and he asks the terrifying question: What might the next big one be, and when will it surface?



Yellowstone: A Journey through America’s Wild Heart


  • Quammen takes readers on a breathtaking journey through America’s most inspiring and imperiled ecosystem—Yellowstone National Park
  • The book is an expansion of his writing on Yellowstone published in National Geographic Magazine, becoming the first author in 150 years to write an entire issue of NatGeo.
  • This book brings readers deeper into the life of the park than ever before, both commemorating its beauty and highlighting its challenges.


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