The Heartbeat of the Wild: Dispatches from Landscapes of Wonder, Peril, and Hope

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National Geographic Society
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6.06 X 9.13 X 1.34 inches | 1.2 pounds

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About the Author
Three-time winner of the National Magazine Award (the Ellie) and author of 15 books, DAVID QUAMMEN is one of the world's top nature and science writers. His 2012 book Spillover, which predicted a worldwide pandemic, was shortlisted for the PEN/E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award and has made him one of the most sought-after commentators on the coronavirus. He is a regular contributor to National Geographic, The New Yorker, and the New York Times. He lives in Bozeman, Montana.
"David Quammen is the conservationist's author. Not only can he explain complex scientific issues using great storytelling that makes them stick, but he also has the ability to transmit the passion involved in exploration, research, and conservation."----Enric Sala, National Geographic Explorer in Residence and founding director of Pristine Seas
"Distinctively combining the splendor of nature, conservation biology, and exciting adventures, Quammen's tales read as though Indiana Jones joined forces with scientist-ecologist Edward O. Wilson."----Booklist
"In his new book, The Heartbeat of the Wild, David Quammen guides us on a journey to remarkable places to meet remarkable people who live with remarkable wild animals. Throughout the journey - from 'the green abyss' of the Congo, to the sweeping plains of the Serengeti, to the wilds of Chile and Argentina - he makes a powerful and compelling case for the necessity of keeping nature's wild heart beating. Only then will we and the planet thrive."----Chris Johns, former Editor in Chief, National Geographic magazine