David Quammen

David Quammen

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David Quammen Is a Golfer Now, Sorry Not Sorry

Golf is a concept, like death, seldom contemplated by the young. Or so it seemed to me for the six decades during which I declined to contemplate it, except as this: a peculiarly slow sporting...

David Quammen
Mar 2, 2020

Whose Woods These Are

If you’re lucky, you encountered nature for the first time by running out the back door. During David Quammen’s boyhood, a suburban forest was a gateway to learning, exploration, and natural...

David Quammen
Sep 15, 2017

Looking at X Rays in the Garden of Eden

Beneath the skin of the Australian landscape known as Kakadu, a huge wealth of uranium awaits. Above that same skin lies wealth of a more intimate sort: paradisiacal scenery, the first touch of human...

David Quammen
May 2, 2004

The Post-Communist Wolf

A lot of things in Romania suffered during the brutal reign of dictator Nicolae Ceausescu. But tucked away lay a stunningly well-preserved wilderness high in the Carpathian mountains, where brown...

David Quammen
Dec 1, 2000