David Quammen

David Quammen


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...

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...

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...

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