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David Quammen

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David Quammen (born February 1948) is an award-winning science, nature and travel writer whose work has appeared in publications such as National Geographic, Outside, Harper's, Rolling Stone, and The New York Times Book Review; he has also written fiction. He wrote a column called "Natural Acts" for Outside magazine for fifteen years. Quammen lives in Bozeman, Montana.

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I'm just back from a couple of lecture trips, one of which (to Ottawa) involved accepting the Stephen Jay Gould Award from the Society for the Study of Evolution, and doing the Gould Lecture there to an audience of 2,000. The nice thing about lecturing to a big audience, in contrast to a small one, is that when it's 2,000 folks you know that SOMEBODY out there will laugh at the jokes.
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“Of course anyone who truly loves books buys more of them than he or she can hope to read in one fleeting lifetime. A good book, resting unopened in its slot on a shelf, full of majestic potentiality, is the most comforting sort of intellectual wallpaper.”
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