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David Quammen

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Bozeman, MT, United States

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Past articles by David:

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 activity that could be left to one’s golden years. → Read More

Blood-squirting insects and more tiny creatures flourish in African park

Big predators shine in Mozambique's Gorongosa National Park, but there's a diversity of reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates, too. → Read More

The Surprising Way Drugs Become Useless Against Bacteria

Life-threatening antibiotic resistance is spreading far and fast—thanks to a little-known evolutionary trick. → Read More

First, There Were Microbes. Then Life on Earth Got Big.

How did life go from tiny organisms to large, complex creatures? Scientists see clues in fossils from as far back as 570 million years ago. → Read More

Inside the Ambitious Mission to Save Africa’s Okavango Delta

A harrowing expedition through one of the world's great delta regions reveals the threats it faces––and the wealth of life it sustains. → Read More

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 splendors that shaped his life and career. → Read More

Yellowstone's Future Hangs on a Question: Who Owns the West?

Part three of our series on the park explores the region's most difficult management problem—people → Read More

The Yellowstone National Park We Don't See: A Struggle of Life and Death

Part two in our series on the park takes us into the backcountry, where predator and prey form a delicate balance in a great ecosystem. → Read More

Yellowstone: Wild Heart of a Continent

It's more than just a park. It's a place where, 140 years ago, we began to negotiate a peace treaty with the wild. → Read More

Yellowstone National Park: Learning to Let the Wild Be Wild in Yellowstone

The paradox of Yellowstone National Park. → Read More

How National Parks Tell Our Story—and Show Who We Are

They’re more than scenic places. They’re a nation’s common ground. → Read More

How National Parks Tell Our Story—and Show Who We Are

They’re more than scenic places. They’re a nation’s common ground. → Read More

How National Parks Tell Our Story—and Show Who We Are

They’re more than scenic places. They’re a nation’s common ground. → Read More

Seeking the Source of Ebola

The latest Ebola crisis may yield clues about where it hides between outbreaks. → Read More

Insect-Eating Bat May Be Origin of Ebola Outbreak, New Study Suggests

A new study suggests that the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa may have started with a small bat species hunted by children in the village where the epidemic began. → Read More

Tracking a Serial Killer: Could Ebola Mutate to Become More Deadly?

As Ebola evolves into a tougher virus, stopping its spread in West Africa is becoming more crucial. → Read More

Can Good Come From Maasai Lion Killings in the Serengeti?

Ritual killings by young Maasai warriors of as many as four lions in the Serengeti—and the accidental death of one of the Maasai-give new urgency to consideration of how to stop the killings. → Read More

Peter Matthiessen in the World, 1927-2014

One of America's great writers, Peter Mathiessen, is the only author to have won the National Book Award for both fiction and nonfiction. → Read More

Q&A: On Her 80th Birthday, Jane Goodall Discusses Her Legacy—and What's Next

Jane Goodall's work with chimps has evolved over half a century from field research to successful advocacy. → Read More

Darwin's First Clues — National Geographic Magazine

He was inspired by fossils of armadillos and sloths. → Read More