David Quammen

Longlist, 2022 National Book Awards
Longlist, 2018 National Book Awards

David Quammen’s 16 previous books include The Tangled Tree, a National Book Award Finalist; The Song of the Dodo; The Reluctant Mr. Darwin; and Spillover, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and recipient of the Premio Letterario Merck.
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Breathless: The Scientific Race to Defeat a Deadly Virus

book cover for Breathless by David Quammen
ISBN 9781982164362 Simon & Schuster

The story of the worldwide scientific quest to decipher the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, trace its source, and make possible the vaccines to fight the Covid-19 pandemic. More about this book >

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The Tangled Tree: A Radical New History of Life

The Tangled Tree: A Radical New History of Life by David Quammen, book cover
ISBN 9781476776620 Simon & Schuster

In The Tangled Tree, David Quammen, “one of that rare breed of science journalists who blends exploration with a talent for synthesis and storytelling” (Nature), chronicles these discoveries through the lives of the researchers who made them. More about this book >

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David Quammen

David Quammen’s 16 previous books include The Tangled Tree, a National Book Award Finalist; The Song of the Dodo; The Reluctant Mr. Darwin; and Spillover, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and recipient of the Premio Letterario Merck. He has written for The New Yorker, Harper’s Magazine, The Atlantic, National Geographic, and Outside, among other magazines, and is a three-time winner of the National Magazine Award.

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