David Rains Wallace

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David Rains Wallace is an author of more than sixteen books on conservation and natural history, including The Monkey's Bridge (a 1997 New York Times Notable Book) and The Klamath Knot (1984 Burroughs Medal).[1][2] He has written articles for the National Geographic Society, The Nature Conservancy, the Sierra Club, and other groups. Wallace's work also has appeared in Harper's Magazine, The New York Times, Sierra[1], and other periodicals.[3][4]

He was born in Charlottesville, Virginia in 1945. Wallace received a bachelor's degree from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut and a master's from Mills College in Oakland, California.[3] He also undertook graduate work at Columbia University.[5] Wallace lives in Berkeley, California.


(In No Particular Order[6])

  • The Klamath Knot
  • Beasts of Eden[7]
  • Travels in Alaska
  • The Bonehunter's Revenge
  • The Monkey's Bridge: Mysteries of Evolution in Central America (Trinity University Press, 2007)
  • Nature Travel
  • Neptune's Ark
  • The Untamed Garden and Other Personal Essays
  • The Quetzal and the Macaw (1992)
  • The Turquoise Dragon (1985)
  • Articulate Earth: Adventures in Ecocriticism (2014) [8]