TTU Home Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library Home Sowell Collection

David Quammen

David Quammen

Papers, 1856-1999

Papers, 1933-2014

Quammen Website



David Quammen is known for writing concise and highly accessible articles on scientific topics. His book, The Song of the Dodo (Scribner, 1996), in which he investigates the rate of species extinction in island ecosystems, won the John Burroughs Medal for nature writing and several other awards. Quammen is a frequent contributor to Outside magazine and his work has also appeared in Harper's, Esquire, and Rolling Stone. 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.

  • Quammen, David. The Kiwi's Egg: Charles Darwin and Natural Selection. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2007.
  • Quammen, David. The Reluctant Mr. Darwin: An Intimate Portrait of Charles Darwin and the Making of His Theory of Evolution. New York: W. W. Norton, 2006.
  • Quammen, David. Alexis Rockman. New York: Monacelli Press, 2004.
  • Quammen, David. Monster of God: The Man-Eating Predator in the Jungles of History and the Mind. New York, W. W. Norton, 2003.
  • Quammen, David. The Boilerplate Rhino: Nature in the Eye of the Beholder. NewYork: Scribner, 2001.
  • Quammen, David, ed. Best American Science and Nature Writing. Boston: Mariner Books, 2000.
  • Quammen, David. Wild Thoughts From Wild Places. New York: Scribner, 1999.
  • Quammen, David. The Song of the Dodo: Island Biogeography in an Age of ExtinctionsNew York: Scribner, 1996.
  • Quammen, David. "Miracle of the Geese." Words from the Land: Encounters with Natural History WritingSalt Lake City: Peregrine Smith Books, 1988.
  • Quammen, David. The Flight of the Iguana: a Sidelong View of Science and NatureNew York: Delacorte Press, 1988.
  • Quammen, David. Blood Line: Stories of Father and Sons. Boulder: Johnson Books, 1988.
  • Quammen, David. The Soul of Viktor Tronko. New York: Dell,1987.
  • Quammen, David. Natural Acts: a Sidelong View of Science and NatureNew York: Schocken Books, 1985.
  • Quammen, David. The Zolta Configuration. New York: Doubleday Books, 1983.
  • Quammen, David. Walking Out, 1980.
  • Quammen, David. To Walk the Line. New York: Pocket Books, 1985.