David Quammen

Getting the Story: 125 Years of National Geographic Writing

For 125 years, National Geographic writers have travelled around the world and lived the adventure.  Their stories provide glimpses into exciting, stunning and sometimes dangerous places.  The world’s best-known magazine received the 2013 National Magazine Award for General Excellence in its quasquicentennial year. To celebrate more than a century of expeditions, National Geographic is hosting…

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Franz Josef Land Expedition: Surviving the Life Aquatic

Award-winning author and Contributing Writer for National Geographic Magazine David Quammen is accompanying NG Explorer Enric Sala and team on a mission to evaluate how pristine is the ocean-land ecosystem of Franz Josef Land in the Russian Arctic.  By David Quammen Five weeks is a long time to spend on a boat, even if it happens to be a vessel…

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Franz Josef Land Expedition: Surviving the Life Aquatic

Award-winning author and Contributing Writer for National Geographic Magazine David Quammen is accompanying NG Explorer Enric Sala and team on a mission to evaluate how pristine is the ocean-land ecosystem of Franz Josef Land in the Russian Arctic.  By David Quammen Five weeks is a long time to spend on a boat, even if it happens to be a vessel…

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Franz Josef Land Expedition: Catching Copepods

Award-winning author and Contributing Writer for National Geographic Magazine David Quammen is accompanying NG Explorer Enric Sala and team on a mission to evaluate how pristine is the ocean-land ecosystem of Franz Josef Land in the Russian Arctic.  By David Quammen Planktonic crustaceans are not charismatic megafauna. Polar bears and walruses, up here in the Russian Arctic, get all…

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