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Bozeman's David Quammen talks Yellowstone and writing an entire issue of National Geographic

September 10, 2016View for printing

This year, National Geographic marked the centennial of the National Park Service by running several parks-related stories, culminating in an all-Yellowstone issue in May. Bozeman's David Quammen, a contributing writer to the magazine and author of the award-winning book Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic, was involved in early discussions on how to approach the issue. What Quammen didn't realize at the time was that he would become the first person in National Geographic's 128-year history to write an entire issue single-handedly. Besides writing the epic May issue, Quammen crafted a new book, Yellowstone: A Journey through America's Wild Heart, based on his two-year exploration of the park. For his upcoming reading in Missoula, the author spoke with the Indy about the place he's come to know so well.

By Chris La Tray

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