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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 por David Quammen

Wild Thoughts from Wild Places (1998) 358 exemplares
The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2000 (2000) — Editor — 194 exemplares
The Soul of Viktor Tronko (1900) 75 exemplares

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On the Origin of Species (1859) — Editor, algumas edições14,314 exemplares
American Earth: Environmental Writing Since Thoreau (2008) — Contribuidor — 416 exemplares
The Best American Science Writing 2006 (2006) — Contribuidor — 264 exemplares
The Best American Travel Writing 2001 (2001) — Contribuidor — 236 exemplares
The Story of My Boyhood and Youth (1913) — Prefácio, algumas edições230 exemplares
The Best American Travel Writing 2005 (2005) — Contribuidor — 211 exemplares
The Best American Science Writing 2005 (2005) — Contribuidor — 191 exemplares
The Best American Essays 1999 (1999) — Contribuidor — 185 exemplares
The Last Best Place: A Montana Anthology (1988) — Contribuidor — 181 exemplares
The Best American Science Writing 2009 (2009) — Contribuidor — 115 exemplares
The Best American Essays 1989 (1989) — Contribuidor — 100 exemplares
The Best American Magazine Writing 2005 (2005) — Contribuidor — 54 exemplares
The Best American Magazine Writing 2017 (2017) — Contribuidor — 24 exemplares
National Geographic Magazine 2015 v228 #1 July (2015) — Contribuidor — 21 exemplares
National Geographic Magazine 2016 v229 #5 May (2016) — Contribuidor — 18 exemplares
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Spring 1989 (1989) — Author "The Ineffable Union of man and Horse" — 15 exemplares
National Geographic Magazine 2016 v229 #1 January (2016) — Contribuidor — 14 exemplares
TriQuarterly 48: Western Stories — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares

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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.
 
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cspiwak | 20 outras críticas | 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.
 
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cspiwak | 17 outras críticas | Mar 6, 2024 |
One of the best science books I've read. the story hinges on Woese , discover/definer of Archaea.a cantankerous but insightful biologist who chased new insights despite not getting on with his colleagues (and competitors). but the book's triumph is to bring us up to date with how the history of life now understood in the light of half century working with DNA, the "Tree" is an inaequate metaphor. Early life and microbial life does not follow the conventional rules of inherited DNA, much of it is lateral transfer of genetic material, still an important part of microbial life , including among the pathogens.… (mais)
 
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vguy | 20 outras críticas | Feb 7, 2024 |

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31
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#3,307
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4.1
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170
ISBN
182
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