The discovery that genes can jump from one species to another radically shifted scientists’ understanding of the tree of life. In his latest book, bestselling author David Quammen guides us through stories of the new technologies and discoveries that are transforming our understanding of evolution, life’s history, and human nature.

NSWA members and guests caught Quammen’s Town Hall Seattle talk on Sept. 10 at Seattle University. After his talk and book signing, Quammen will join us for drinks and discussion at St. John’s Bar & Eatery.

We gained insights from one of the masters of science writing into the lessons he’s learned from writing 15 books and covering science for National Geographic, Harper’s, The Atlantic, Rolling Stone, and many other leading publications.