Honors Presents: David Quammen - Darwin in the Age of Covid
- Wednesday, September 22, 2021 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Understanding the SARS-CoV-2 virus through Charles Darwin. Charles Darwin, his life, the struggle to produce his greatest theory and greatest book. Without understanding evolution, you can’t understand this pandemic.
DAVID QUAMMEN is an American author and journalist whose sixteen books include The Song of the Dodo (1996), The Reluctant Mr. Darwin (2006), and The Tangled Tree (2018). His 2012 book, Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic, described the dynamics of viral spillover from wildlife into humans and predicted a coming pandemic, possibly caused by a coronavirus. Quammen’s magazine work has appeared in The New Yorker, National Geographic, Harper’s, The Atlantic, Rolling Stone, and The New York Review of Books, among other magazines, and his Op Eds in the New York Times and other newspapers. He’s a three-time winner of the National Magazine Award and has received several awards for his books. He shares a home in Bozeman, Montana, with his wife, Betsy Gaines Quammen, author of the book American Zion, plus two borzois, a cross-eyed cat, and a rescue python named Boots.
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