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Product Description: Best-selling author David Quammen takes readers on a breathtaking journey through America’s most inspiring and imperiled ecosystem—Yellowstone National Park—in this monumental book on America’s first national park. Yellowstone’s storied past, rich ecosystem, and dynamic landscape are brilliantly portrayed in a captivating mosaic of photographs and eloquently written text that blend history, science, and research from the field...read more

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9781426217548 | Natl Geographic Society, August 23, 2016, cover price $28.00 | About this edition: Best-selling author David Quammen takes readers on a breathtaking journey through America’s most inspiring and imperiled ecosystem—Yellowstone National Park—in this monumental book on America’s first national park.

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Product Description: In this "frightening and fascinating masterpiece" (Walter Isaacson), David Quammen explores the true origins of HIV/AIDS.The real story of AIDS―how it originated with a virus in a chimpanzee, jumped to one human, and then infected more than 60 million people―is very different from what most of us think we know...read more

Paperback:

9780393350845 | 1 edition (W W Norton & Co Inc, February 16, 2015), cover price $13.95 | About this edition: In this "frightening and fascinating masterpiece" (Walter Isaacson), David Quammen explores the true origins of HIV/AIDS.

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Product Description: “A frightening and fascinating masterpiece of science reporting that reads like a detective story.” ―Walter IsaacsonIn 1976 a deadly virus emerged from the Congo forest. As swiftly as it came, it disappeared, leaving no trace. Over the four decades since, Ebola has emerged sporadically, each time to devastating effect...read more

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9780391038455, titled "Inhabiting the Earth: Heidegger, Environmental Ethics, and the Metaphysics of Nature" | Prometheus Books, September 1, 1995, cover price $45.00 | also contains Inhabiting the Earth: Heidegger, Environmental Ethics, and the Metaphysics of Nature | About this edition: In Inhabiting the Earth Foltz undertakes the first sustained analysis of how Heidegger's thought can contribute to environmental ethics and to the more broadly conceived field of environmental philosophy.

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9780393351552 | Reprint edition (W W Norton & Co Inc, October 20, 2014), cover price $13.95 | About this edition: “A frightening and fascinating masterpiece of science reporting that reads like a detective story.

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Product Description: When Soviet agent Viktor Tronko defected to the US in 1964, he made two intriguing claims: he insisted that Russia had not placed a mole inside the CIA, and that Lee Harvey Oswald had not been recruited to assassinate the president...read more
By Mikael Naramore (narrator) and David Quammen

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9781491578421 | Unabridged edition (Brilliance Audio Lib Edn, September 16, 2014), cover price $52.97 | About this edition: When Soviet agent Viktor Tronko defected to the US in 1964, he made two intriguing claims: he insisted that Russia had not placed a mole inside the CIA, and that Lee Harvey Oswald had not been recruited to assassinate the president.

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Product Description: “Science writing as detective story at its best.” ―Jennifer Ouellette, Scientific AmericanA New York Times Notable Book of the Year, a Scientific American Best Book of the Year, and a Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award...read more

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9780393066807 | W W Norton & Co Inc, October 1, 2012, cover price $28.95 | About this edition: A Booklist Top 10 Science Book of 2012, a 2012 New York Times Book Review Notable Book, and a Daily Beast "Top 11 Book of 2012" A masterpiece of science reporting that tracks the animal origins of emerging human diseases.

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9780393346619 | Reprint edition (W W Norton & Co Inc, September 9, 2013), cover price $17.95 | About this edition: "[Mr.

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9781480563827 | Unabridged edition (Brilliance Audio, September 9, 2013), cover price $19.99 | About this edition: “Science writing as detective story at its best.
9781480564442 | Mp3 una edition (Brilliance Audio, September 9, 2013), cover price $14.99 | About this edition: “Science writing as detective story at its best.

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Product Description: "David Quammen is simply the best natural essayist working today."--Tim Cahill, author of Lost in My Own Backyard"Lively writing about science and nature depends less on the offering of good answers, I think, than on the offering of good questions," said David Quammen in the original introduction to Natural Acts...read more

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9780393058055, titled "Natural Acts: A Sidelong View of Science & Nature" | Rev exp edition (W W Norton & Co Inc, March 30, 2008), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: A new edition of the author's first work of nonfiction traces his journeys throughout natural regions of the world to pose such lively questions as the redeeming merits of mosquitoes and the potential for cloning, in a volume complemented by the author's popular 'Natural Acts' columns.
9780805239676 | Schocken Books, April 1, 1985, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Essays discuss bats, octopuses, crows, snakes, cockroaches, dinosaurs, bisons, animal rights, hypothermia, sea cucumbers, black widow spiders, and mosquitoes

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9780393333602 | Reprint edition (W W Norton & Co Inc, March 29, 2009), cover price $15.95 | About this edition: "David Quammen is simply the best natural essayist working today.
9781585742622 | Lyons Pr, April 1, 2001, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Essays discuss bats, octopuses, crows, snakes, cockroaches, dinosaurs, bisons, animal rights, hypothermia, sea cucumbers, black widow spiders, and mosquitoes
9780440556961 | Reprint edition (Dell Books, September 1, 1986), cover price $6.95 | About this edition: Essays discuss bats, octopuses, crows, snakes, cockroaches, dinosaurs, bisons, animal rights, hypothermia, sea cucumbers, black widow spiders, and mosquitoes

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9780939643288 | Audio Pr, May 1, 1990, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: A revised and expanded edition of Quammen’s first book of nonfiction, including the best of his recent work.

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Product Description: The Voyage of the Beagle is the name commonly given to the book written by Charles Darwin and published in 1839 as his Journal and Remarks. It refers to the second survey expedition of the ship HMS Beagle, which set sail from Plymouth Sound on December 27, 1831 under the command of captain Robert FitzRoy...read more

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9781426203916 | Natl Geographic Society, February 3, 2009, cover price $24.00 | About this edition: Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution and natural selection has been debated and disparaged over time, but there is no dispute that he is responsible for some of the most remarkable and groundbreaking scientific findings in history.

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9781934997581 | Abridged edition (Trafalgar Square Books, November 1, 2009), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: The Voyage of the Beagle is the name commonly given to the book written by Charles Darwin and published in 1839 as his Journal and Remarks.

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Product Description: Now in paperback, this richly illustrated edition of Charles Darwin's paradigm-shattering masterpiece brings Darwin's life and controversial theories into full view. Edited and with an introduction by award-winning science journalist David Quammen, it features more than 300 illustrations, including paintings, personal photographs, botanical and zoological studies, and newspaper engravings...read more
By David Quammen (editor)

Hardcover:

9781402756399 | Ill edition (Sterling Pub Co Inc, October 7, 2008), cover price $35.00 | About this edition: This year marks the 150th anniversary of the publication of Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life.
9780134097077, titled "Later Life: The Realities of Aging" | Taylor & Francis, January 1, 1996, cover price $72.00 | also contains Later Life: The Realities of Aging | About this edition: Fourth Edition.

Paperback:

9781402789595 | Ill rep edition (Sterling Pub Co Inc, October 4, 2011), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Now in paperback, this richly illustrated edition of Charles Darwin's paradigm-shattering masterpiece brings Darwin's life and controversial theories into full view.

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Product Description: In Wild Thoughts from Wild Places, award-winning journalist David Quammen reminds us why he has become one of our most beloved science and nature writers. This collection of twenty-three of Quammen's most intriguing, most exciting, most memorable pieces takes us to meet kayakers on the Futaleufu River of southern Chile, where Quammen describes how it feels to travel in fast company and flail for survival in the river's maw...read more

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9780684835099 | Scribner, February 1, 1998, cover price $24.00 | About this edition: A collection of thoughts, essays, stories, and profiles from nature provides a look at such different places as the central Amazon, the South Pacific, and Cincinnati, detailing such adventures as kayaking on a Class V river in Chile and tracing the spread of the Ebola virus

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9780684852089 | Scribner, March 1, 1999, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: A collection of thoughts, essays, stories, and profiles from nature provides a look at such different places as the central Amazon, the South Pacific, and Cincinnati, detailing such adventures as kayaking on a Class V river in Chile and tracing the spread of the Ebola virus

Prebinding:

9781439503027 | Reprint edition (Paw Prints, June 26, 2008), cover price $24.00 | About this edition: In Wild Thoughts from Wild Places, award-winning journalist David Quammen reminds us why he has become one of our most beloved science and nature writers.
9780613920360 | Turtleback Books, March 1, 1999, cover price $27.00 | About this edition: A collection of thoughts, essays, stories, and profiles from nature provides a look at such different places as the central Amazon, the South Pacific, and Cincinnati, detailing such adventures as kayaking on a Class V river in Chile and tracing the spread of the Ebola virus

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Product Description: David Quammen's book, The Song of the Dodo, is a brilliant, stirring work, breathtaking in its scope, far-reaching in its message -- a crucial book in precarious times, which radically alters the way in which we understand the natural world and our place in that world...read more

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9780684800837 | Scribner, April 1, 1996, cover price $32.50 | About this edition: Takes a close-up look at island biogeography, the science of the geographic distribution of life on islands, and its significance in terms of evolution and extinction

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9780684827124 | Reprint edition (Scribner, April 1, 1997), cover price $22.00 | About this edition: Takes a close-up look at island biogeography, the science of the geographic distribution of life on islands, and its significance in terms of evolution and extinction

Prebinding:

9781439503294 | Reprint edition (Paw Prints, June 26, 2008), cover price $31.00 | About this edition: David Quammen's book, The Song of the Dodo, is a brilliant, stirring work, breathtaking in its scope, far-reaching in its message -- a crucial book in precarious times, which radically alters the way in which we understand the natural world and our place in that world.

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Traces the twenty-one-year period between Charles Darwin's original idea about natural selection and the publication of On the Origin of Species, in an account that draws on his secret 'transmutation' notebooks and personal letters to offer insight into his experiences as a cautious naturalist. Reprint.

Hardcover:

9780393059816 | W W Norton & Co Inc, July 1, 2006, cover price $22.95 | About this edition: Traces the twenty-one-year period between Charles Darwin's original idea about natural selection and the publication of 'On the Origin of Species,' in an account that offers insight into his experiences as a cautious naturalist.

Paperback:

9780393329957 | Reprint edition (W W Norton & Co Inc, July 1, 2007), cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Traces the twenty-one-year period between Charles Darwin's original idea about natural selection and the publication of 'On the Origin of Species,' in an account that offers insight into his experiences as a cautious naturalist.

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9781572705692 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, July 28, 2006), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Traces the twenty-one-year period between Charles Darwin's original idea about natural selection and the publication of 'On the Origin of Species,' in an account that offers insight into his experiences as a cautious naturalist.

The award-winning essays offers a fascinating chronicle of one man's determined quest to make a two-thousand-mile trek across the jungles of the Congo and beyond, following eccentric New Jersey-born ecologist J. Michael Fay on his grueling 465-day odyssey through the Congo to Gabon's shore. 20,000 first printing.

Hardcover:

9780792255666 | Natl Geographic Society, November 21, 2006, cover price $26.00 | About this edition: The award-winning essays offers a fascinating chronicle of one man's determined quest to make a two-thousand-mile trek across the jungles of the Congo and beyond, following eccentric New Jersey-born ecologist J.

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Product Description: For millennia, nature's biggest and fiercest predators have tormented mankind. The knowledge and fear of the existence of these ferocious man-eaters is forever in the back of our minds, looming in our worst nightmares. Millions of humans have suffered attacks by predators on land and at sea...read more

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9781844133239 | New edition (Vintage Uk, June 2, 2005), cover price $26.35 | About this edition: For millennia, nature's biggest and fiercest predators have tormented mankind.

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The author of The Song of the Dodo laments the decline of the big predators--animals that are capable of stalking and killing humans--wondering how our psyches will be affected when the last of these creatures is safely ensconced in a zoo. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.

Hardcover:

9780091799571 | Gardners Books, February 5, 2004, cover price $43.60 | About this edition: Great and terrible flesh-eating beasts have always shared the landscape with humans.
9780393051407 | 1 edition (W W Norton & Co Inc, September 1, 2003), cover price $26.95 | About this edition: The author laments the decline of the big predators--animals that are capable of stalking and killing humans--wondering how our psyches will be affected when the last of these creatures is safely ensconced in a zoo.

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9780393326093, titled "Monster Of God: The Man Eating Predator In The Jungles Of History And The Mind" | Reprint edition (W W Norton & Co Inc, September 1, 2004), cover price $18.95 | About this edition: Laments the decline of the big predators--animals that are capable of stalking and killing humans--and wonders how our psyches will be affected when the last of these creatures is safely ensconced in a zoo.

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Product Description: At the intersection of science and art, documentary and fantasy, the beautiful and the grotesque lies the work of Alexis Rockman, whose meticulously rendered paintings fascinate, amuse, and alarm -- often simultaneously -- as they explore the relationship between humanity and nature...read more

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9781580931182 | Monacelli Pr, December 1, 2003, cover price $75.00 | About this edition: At the intersection of science and art, documentary and fantasy, the beautiful and the grotesque lies the work of Alexis Rockman, whose meticulously rendered paintings fascinate, amuse, and alarm -- often simultaneously -- as they explore the relationship between humanity and nature.

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Product Description: Two decades ago, a Stuttgart zoo imported a lush, bright green seaweed for its aquarium. Caulerpa taxifolia was captively bred by the zoo and exposed, for years, to chemicals and ultraviolet light. Eventually a sample of it found its way to the Oceanographic Museum in Monaco, then headed by Jacques Cousteau...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)
By Alexandre Meinesz, David Quammen (foreword by) and Daniel Simberloff (trans)

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9780226519234 | Univ of Chicago Pr, March 1, 2002, cover price $26.00 | About this edition: Two decades ago, a Stuttgart zoo imported a lush, bright green seaweed for its aquarium.

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Product Description: Long overshadowed by his contemporaries Charles Darwin and Thomas H. Huxley, Alfred Russel Wallace was an English naturalist and pioneer evolutionist who researched biological diversity through extensive exploration and travel. Independent of Darwin, Wallace developed a theory of evolution through natural selection, which ultimately spurred Darwin to complete and publish his own Origin of Species...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780801867811 | Johns Hopkins Univ Pr, December 1, 2001, cover price $50.00 | About this edition: Long overshadowed by his contemporaries Charles Darwin and Thomas H.

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Product Description: In 1981 David Quammen began what might be every freelance writer's dream: a monthly column for Outside magazine in which he was given free rein to write about anything that interested him in the natural world. His column was called "Natural Acts," and for the next fifteen years he delighted Outside's readers with his fascinating ruminations on the world around us...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

Hardcover:

9780684837284 | Scribner, April 1, 2000, cover price $24.00 | About this edition: A collection of twenty-six essays about the natural world captures the relationship between human and animal, with such topics as rattlesnakes and their handlers, and spiders and arachnophobia.

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9780743200325, titled "Boilerplate Rhino: Nature in the Eye of the Beholder" | Scribner, April 17, 2001, cover price $17.00 | About this edition: In 1981 David Quammen began what might be every freelance writer's dream: a monthly column for Outside magazine in which he was given free rein to write about anything that interested him in the natural world.

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The first in a new annual anthology of the finest science writing to be published in 1999 features such works as Richard Preston's 'The Demon in the Freezer,' John McPhee's 'Farewell to the Nineteenth Century,' 'Brilliant Light' by Oliver Sacks, and other essays by Wendell Berry, Anne Fadiman, David Guterson, Peter Matthiessen, and other notable authors. Simultaneous. 30,000 first printing. (view table of contents)
By Burkhard Bilger (editor) and David Quammen (editor)

Hardcover:

9780618082940 | Houghton Mifflin, October 26, 2000, cover price $27.50 | About this edition: Collects nature- and science-based essays by such authors as Anne Fadiman, Brian Hayes, Cullen Murphy, and Gary Taubes.

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9780618082957 | Mariner Books, October 26, 2000, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Collects nature- and science-based essays by such authors as Anne Fadiman, Brian Hayes, Cullen Murphy, and Gary Taubes.

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Product Description: Book by Quammen, David (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9781555662721 | Johnson Books, August 1, 2000, cover price $14.00 | About this edition: Book by Quammen, David
9781555971007 | Graywolf Pr, December 1, 1987, cover price $8.00 | About this edition: Three stories deal with a hunting trip, a young man's attempt to accept his father's suicide, and memories of the Civil War

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A naturalist/scientist introduces unusual creatures and their surprising habits, in a study that emphasizes the wealth of variety in the animal kingdom rather than the 'freakishness' of the uncommon (view table of contents)

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9780385295925, titled "Flight of the Iguana: A Sidelong View of Science and Nature" | Delacorte Pr, June 1, 1988, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: A naturalist/scientist introduces unusual creatures and their surprising habits, in a study that emphasizes the wealth of variety in the animal kingdom rather than the 'freakishness' of the uncommon

Paperback:

9780684836263 | Reprint edition (Scribner, February 1, 1998), cover price $16.00 | About this edition: A naturalist/scientist introduces unusual creatures and their surprising habits, in a study that emphasizes the wealth of variety in the animal kingdom rather than the 'freakishness' of the uncommon
9780385263276 | Reprint edition (Anchor Books, June 1, 1989), cover price $9.50 | also contains Scooby-Doo! Unmasks Monsters: The Truth Behind Zombies, Werewolves, and Other Spooky Creatures | About this edition: A naturalist/scientist introduces unusual creatures and their surprising habits, in a study that emphasizes the wealth of variety in the animal kingdom rather than the 'freakishness' of the uncommon

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Product Description: A revised and expanded edition of Quammen’s first book of nonfiction, including the best of his recent work.“Lively writing about science and nature depends less on the offering of good answers, I think, than on the offering of good questions,” said David Quammen in the original introduction to Natural Acts...read more

Paperback:

9780380717385 | Avon Books, March 1, 1996, cover price $12.00 | About this edition: A revised and expanded edition of Quammen’s first book of nonfiction, including the best of his recent work.

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Product Description: When Soviet agent Viktor Tronko defected to the US in 1964, he made two intriguing claims: he insisted that Russia had not placed a mole inside the CIA, and that Lee Harvey Oswald had not been recruited to assassinate the president...read more

Hardcover:

9780385195966 | Doubleday, June 1, 1987, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: When journalist Michael Kessler investigates the brutal murder of an old friend, the writer becomes involved in a deadly twenty-year-old secret

Paperback:

9780440201779, titled "Soul of Viktor Tronko" | Reprint edition (Dell Pub Co, December 1, 1988), cover price $4.50 | About this edition: When journalist Michael Kessler investigates the brutal murder of an old friend, the writer becomes involved in a deadly twenty-year-old secret

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9781491578575 | Mp3 una edition (Brilliance Audio, September 16, 2014), cover price $9.99 | About this edition: When Soviet agent Viktor Tronko defected to the US in 1964, he made two intriguing claims: he insisted that Russia had not placed a mole inside the CIA, and that Lee Harvey Oswald had not been recruited to assassinate the president.
9781491578278 | Unabridged edition (Brilliance Audio, September 16, 2014), cover price $14.99

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Product Description: A collection of his popular essays from Outside magazine, here Quammen writes about dinosaurs, crows, octopi, beetles, and human beings with an eye for the irony and humor in nature. "A delightful blend of skepticism, intelligence, and accurate reporting". -- Barry Lopez

Hardcover:

9781558211735 | Lyons Pr, December 1, 1985, cover price $18.95 | About this edition: A collection of his popular essays from Outside magazine, here Quammen writes about dinosaurs, crows, octopi, beetles, and human beings with an eye for the irony and humor in nature.

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