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About the Author

Writer David Quammen grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio and was later educated at both Yale and Oxford Universities. Quammen began his career by writing for The Christian Science Monitor, the National Center for Appropriate Technology, and Audubon, Esquire, Rolling Stone, and Harpers Magazines. He wrote näytä lisää the novels The Soul of Viktor Tronko and The Song of the Dodo: Island Biogeography in an Age of Extinctions, which won the 1997 New York Public Library Helen Bernstein Award for Excellence in Journalism. He also received two National Magazine Awards for his column "Natural Acts" in Outside magazine. (Bowker Author Biography) David Quammen is the author of "The Boilerplate Rhino" & "The Song of the Dodo." Among his honors are two National Magazine Awards for his writing in "Outside." (Bowker Author Biography) David Quammen is a two-time winner of the National Magazine Award for his science essays & other work in "Outside" magazine. He is the author of three novels & several other books, including the award-winning "The Song of the Dodo". He lives in Bozeman, Montana. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän

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Tekijän teokset

Wild Thoughts from Wild Places (1998) 357 kappaletta
The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2000 (2000) — Toimittaja — 193 kappaletta
The Soul of Viktor Tronko (1900) 74 kappaletta

Associated Works

Lajien synty (1859) — Toimittaja, eräät painokset13,978 kappaletta
American Earth: Environmental Writing Since Thoreau (2008) — Avustaja — 405 kappaletta
The Best American Science Writing 2006 (2006) — Avustaja — 263 kappaletta
The Best American Travel Writing 2001 (2001) — Avustaja — 236 kappaletta
The Story of My Boyhood and Youth (1913) — Esipuhe, eräät painokset223 kappaletta
The Best American Travel Writing 2005 (2005) — Avustaja — 212 kappaletta
The Best American Science Writing 2005 (2005) — Avustaja — 190 kappaletta
The Best American Essays 1999 (1999) — Avustaja — 183 kappaletta
The Last Best Place: A Montana Anthology (1988) — Avustaja — 175 kappaletta
The Best American Science Writing 2009 (2009) — Avustaja — 114 kappaletta
The Best American Essays 1989 (1989) — Avustaja — 98 kappaletta
The Best American Magazine Writing 2005 (2005) — Avustaja — 54 kappaletta
The Best American Magazine Writing 2017 (2017) — Avustaja — 23 kappaletta
National Geographic Magazine 2015 v228 #1 July (2015) — Avustaja — 20 kappaletta
National Geographic Magazine 2016 v229 #5 May (2016) — Avustaja — 18 kappaletta
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Spring 1989 (1989) — Author "The Ineffable Union of man and Horse" — 15 kappaletta
National Geographic Magazine 2016 v229 #1 January (2016) — Avustaja — 13 kappaletta
TriQuarterly 48: Western Stories — Avustaja — 2 kappaletta

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Outstanding and thoroughly intense read. Very well-researched and easy to read, despite the complex nature of the topic.
 
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EZLivin | 17 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Sep 4, 2023 |
The author says that this is a history of molecular phylogenetics. It is and I also think of it as a personal biographical and gossipy approach to the history of the development of the idea of the phylogenetic tree. Principal topics are the discovery of the archaea, the discovery of endosymbiosis in eukaryotes by chloroplasts and mitochondria, the discovery of lateral gene transfer - first in bacteria and then everywhere, and, in a flurry at the end, the microbiome, transposons, endogenous retroviruses, and CRISPR. The book is organized historically, and largely around the life and relationships of Carl Woese. Until I finished it I thought this book to be a standard 4 star work, but, as it ended, it made me think of many other things not directly discussed, including my own career, and I’ve gone full five stars on it.
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The author uses kibitz in a non-standard way to seemingly mean that he had monitored a class.
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markm2315 | 17 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jul 1, 2023 |
A very nice, and long, discussion of the zoonoses. The actual information here could be put in one chapter, but the author entertains us with accounts of his field trips, history, biographies of those he met, and assorted diversions. I disliked his occasional use of common terms for bodily fluids and excreta. Sometimes these are clearly meant to be funny, i.e. when feces are called that except in the last line of a paragraph, and overall I suppose they are meant to make the story more acceptable to a broader audience, but they are unnecessary and sometimes inaccurate; do ticks drool?. He also defines the word morbidity as the frequency of illness, which must be an epidemiological definition. That is fine, but the readers who enjoy the mention of piss, etc., might be misled since morbidity is a commonly used word with another definition. The attempt to describe the mathematics of infectious disease transmission is laudable, and he gives quite good summaries of viral taxonomy and interesting conversations with experts about the infectious disease significance of the RNA viruses.… (lisätietoja)
 
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markm2315 | 40 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jul 1, 2023 |

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