David Quammen
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David Quammen

David Quammen is the author of a dozen fiction and nonfiction books, including Blood Line and The Song of the Dodo. Spillover, his most recent book, was shortlisted for several major awards. A three-time National Magazine Award winner, he is a contributing writer for National Geographic and has written also for Harper's, Outside, Esquire, The Atlantic, Powder, and Rolling Stone. He travels widely on assignment, usually to jungles, mountains, remote islands, and swamps.

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    • The Tangled Tree

    • A Radical New History of Life
    • By: David Quammen
    • Narrated by: Jacques Roy
    • Length: 13 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 432
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    Nonpareil science writer David Quammen explains how recent discoveries in molecular biology can change our understanding of evolution and life’s history, with powerful implications for human health and even our own human nature....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Quammen at his usual best

    • By JohnS on 08-23-18

    Regular price: $22.67

    • Spillover

    • By: David Quammen
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 20 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 667
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 604

    A masterpiece of science reporting that tracks the animal origins of emerging human diseases....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good story with a few slow moments

    • By K on 05-11-14

    Regular price: $34.94

    • The Song of the Dodo

    • Island Biogeography in an Age of Extinctions
    • By: David Quammen
    • Length: 27 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    David Quammen's book, The Song of the Dodo, is a brilliant, stirring work, breathtaking in its scope, far-reaching in its message - a crucial book in precarious times, which radically alters the way in which we understand the natural world and our place in that world....

    Regular price: $33.07

    • Monster of God

    • By: David Quammen
    • Narrated by: Brian Holsopple
    • Length: 16 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
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    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book, shame about the performance

    • By Amazon Customer on 05-23-18

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Reluctant Mr. Darwin

    • Charles Darwin and the Making of His Theory of Evolution
    • By: David Quammen
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 200
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 107

    In September 1838, a young Englishman named Charles Darwin hit upon the idea that "natural selection" among competing individuals would lead to wondrous adaptations and species diversity....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Darwin portrait.

    • By J B Tipton on 11-06-07

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Ebola

    • The Natural and Human History of a Deadly
    • By: David Quammen
    • Narrated by: Mel Foster
    • Length: 4 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 56

    In 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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Concentrated and accessible

    • By S. Yates on 03-23-18
    • The Natural and Human History of a Deadly
    • By: David Quammen
    • Narrated by: Mel Foster
    • Length: 4 hrs and 49 mins
    • Release date: 12-29-13
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 64 ratings

    Regular price: $13.99

    • The Soul of Viktor Tronko

    • By: David Quammen
    • Narrated by: Mikael Naramore
    • Length: 17 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
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      4 out of 5 stars 15

    Filled with fascinating characters and darkly delicious humor, The Soul of Viktor Tronko is a rich, suspenseful espionage saga inspired by a true story.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • <br /> Journalist uncovering CIA machinations re spies.

    • By SSP on 10-12-15

    Regular price: $10.49

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