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How Islands Foster Evolutionary Experimentation

Science writer David Quammen's new book is "The Song of the Dodo: Island Biogeography in an Age of Extinctions" (Scribner). During his eight years of research, Quammen studied the biogeography of islands around the world. His travels introduced him to plants and animals previously unimagined. Quammen is a two-time recipient of the National Magazine Award for his science essays and other work in Outside magazine.


Other segments from the episode on July 1, 1996

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, July 1, 1996: Interview with Alan Berlow; Interview with David Quammen; Review of Everything But the Girl's album "Walking Wounded."


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