Search - List of Books by Alex Shoumatoff

Alex Shoumatoff, (born November 4, 1946 in Mount Kisco, New York), is an American writer, known for his literary journalism, nature and environmental writing, and books and magazine pieces about political and environmental situations and world affairs. He was a staff writer at The New Yorker magazine from 1978 to 1987, a founding contributing editor of Outside magazine and Cond Nast Traveler, and is a senior contributing editor to Vanity Fair, his main outlet since 1986. He is known for reporting on some of the most remote corners of the world.

He has 10 published books and since 2001 has been the editor of a web site,, devoted to "documenting and raising awareness about the planet's rapidly disappearing natural and cultural diversity." Hundreds of pages of his writing are posted on the site [1]. Career highlights include an article he wrote about the mountain gorilla advocate Diane Fossey, which eventually became the film Gorillas in the Mist. Shoumatoff was recently called "the greatest writer in America" by Donald Trump and was also recently called "one of our greatest story tellers" by Graydon Carter, the editor in chief at Vanity Fair. Shoumatoff may be, arguably, the most widely traveled magazine journalist with the broadest range in subject matter writing in English.

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Total Books: 33
The Wasting of Borneo Dispatches from a Vanishing World
Legends of the American Desert  Sojourns in the Greater Southwest
1999 - Legends of the American Desert Sojourns in the Greater Southwest (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780060977696
ISBN-10: 0060977698
Genres: Travel, Science & Math
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.

The Mountain of Names A History of the Human Family
1995 - The Mountain of Names a History of the Human Family [Kodansha Globe S.] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781568360713
ISBN-10: 1568360711
Genres: Parenting & Relationships, Reference, Nonfiction

Murder In the Rain Forest
1991 - Murder in the Rain Forest (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781872180199
ISBN-10: 1872180191

The World Is Burning Murder in the Rain Forest
1991 - The World Is Burning Murder in the Rain Forest (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780380715428
ISBN-10: 0380715422
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction

1991 - Westchester (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780679733270
ISBN-10: 0679733272
Genres: History, Travel
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

1990 - Russian Blood (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780679725787
ISBN-10: 0679725784
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

In Southern Light
1990 - In Southern Light (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780679730774
ISBN-10: 067973077X
Genre: Travel
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

The Mountain of Names
1990 - The Mountain of Names (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780679731900
ISBN-10: 0679731903
Genres: Parenting & Relationships, Nonfiction

Florida Ramble
1990 - Florida Ramble (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780679725794
ISBN-10: 0679725792
Genres: Travel, Nonfiction
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

In Southern Light  Amazon
1988 - In Southern Light Amazon (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780552133296
ISBN-10: 0552133299
Genres: Reference, Travel

The Rivers Amazon
1987 - The Rivers Amazon (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780712617772
ISBN-10: 0712617779
Genre: Travel

In Southern Light Trekking Through Zaire and the Amazon
1986 - In Southern Light Trekking Through Zaire and the Amazon (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780671494414
ISBN-10: 0671494414
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Travel
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

Russian blood A family chronicle
1982 - Russian Blood a Family Chronicle (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780698111394
ISBN-10: 0698111397
Genre: History

The Capital of Hope Brasilia and Its People
The Capital of Hope Brasilia and Its People (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780679733263
ISBN-10: 0679733264
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction

Westchester portrait of a county
Westchester Portrait of a County (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780698109254
ISBN-10: 0698109252

The capital of hope
The Capital of Hope (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780698110489
ISBN-10: 069811048X