David Quammen on Books

David Quammen (1948 ― ), science, nature, and travel writer
in The Boilerplate Rhino: Nature in the Eye of the Beholder


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Chris Aldrich

I'm a biomedical and electrical engineer with interests in information theory, complexity, evolution, genetics, signal processing, IndieWeb, theoretical mathematics, and big history. I'm also a talent manager-producer-publisher in the entertainment industry with expertise in representation, distribution, finance, production, content delivery, and new media.

12 thoughts on “David Quammen on Books”

  1. Jason Epand says:

    Ironically, or not, the shelves of my friends are filled with books I did not get to…the expectation that if and when I visit I could jump right back in. My last five books: Ruth Rendall’s “The New Girlfriend,” Ishiguro’s “Nocturnes,” Patrick McCabe’s “The Butcher Boy,” Volume 1 of Luo Guanzhong’s “Romance of the Three Kingdoms,” and Thomas Hardy’s “Far From the Madding Crowd.” I’m soon departing Seoul so I’ve been on a tear as I’ve consumed these five in the past 10 days. Of course I still have seven left of which I’ll see how many I can squeeze into my duffle or they’ll once again serve as parting gifts.

  2. Jason Epand, With that type of traveling lifestyle, you should go digital so you can carry them with you easily, though having physical books is always a treat. If you need a home for them to explore the world after you leave, check out Little Free Library #8424. Time for coffee before you leave? Let me know!

  3. Jason Epand says:

    Are you currently in Seoul? I’m not sure the next time I’ll be in LA so please give my regards to your family. Anyway, I’m a tactile individual, and already use the computer too much for films/sports that I greatly prefer the physical entity over such facilitators as a Kindle, etc. Cheers

  4. Jason Epand, oops, in my excitement that you might be in LA, I misread what you wrote. Though with only a few days left in Seoul, does that mean you’re coming back through LA?

  5. Jason Epand says:

    Seoul->Tokyo->Shanghai…that takes me through the end of August. From there I know I’m visiting my sister in OR sometime in September, but of what else I am not sure.

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