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David Quammen was born in Ohio in 1948. He graduated from Yale University in 1970, the same year his first novel, To Walk the Line, was published. He was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford, where he studied the literary works of William Faulkner. Though his early books were novels, he is best known for his concise and highly accessible writings on scientific topics. He received the John Burroughs medal for The Song of the Dodo in 1987.

From the description of David Quammen papers, 1856-1999 and undated. (Texas Tech University). WorldCat record id: 719606308

The Quammen Papers spans most of David Quammen's career as a contemporary science and travel writer. He has been writing a column for Outside magazine for fifteen years. One of his books is The Song of the Dodo which is based on the impact of humans to plant and animal wildlife. He has received a Lannan Foundation Fellowship. Other awards include the National Magazine Award, and the New York Public Library's Helen Bernstein Award for Excellence in Journalism.

A list of his publications include:

Quammen, David. The Flight of the Iguana: a Sidelong View of Science and Nature.New York: Delacorte Press, 1988. Quammen, David. Miracle of the Geese. Words from the Land: Encounters with Natural History Writing.Salt Lake City: Peregrine Smith Books, 1988. Quammen, David. Natural Acts: a Sidelong View of Science and Nature.New York: Schocken Books, 1985. Quammen, David. The Song of the Dodo: Island Biogeography in an Age of Extinctions. New York: Scribner, 1996. Quammen, David. Wild Thoughts From Wild Places.New York: Scribner, 1998.

From the guide to the David Quammen Papers, R 6. 1., 1856-1999 and undated, (Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University)

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