David Quammen is an award-winning science journalist, nonfiction author, and (former) novelist who has spent most of his life in Montana. He has three times received the National Magazine Award, for his essays and other short work. His twelve books include The Song of the Dodo, Monster of God, and The Reluctant Mr. Darwin. He currently holds the positions of Contributing Writer for National Geographic Magazine.

 

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The Next Pandemic: Why It Will Come from Wildlife

by david quammen
Experts believe the next deadly human pandemic will almost certainly be a virus that spills over from wildlife to humans. The reasons why have a lot to do with the frenetic pace with which we are destroying wild places and disrupting ecosystems.
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What’s Killing
the Tasmanian Devil?

by david quammen
Scientists have been trying to identify the cause of a cancer epidemic that is wiping out Australia’s Tasmanian devils. Now new research points to an alarming conclusion: because of the species’ low genetic diversity, the cancer is contagious and is spreading from one devil to another.
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