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David Gessner is an American essayist, memoirist, nature writer, editor, and cartoonist.

Gessner was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and grew up in Worcester, Massachusetts. He attended Harvard College where he worked at the Harvard Crimson drawing political cartoons, most notably a drawing of Ronald Reagan urinating on an unemployed man in the gutter called "The Trickle Down Theory." He graduated in 1983.

He returned to Harvard as a Briggs-Copeland Lecturer in Environmental Writing in Fall 2003. In 2004 he began teaching at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, where he is an associate professor. He is the Editor in Chief of [Ecotone] the environmental journal he founded in 2004, which has published the work of writers as diverse as Wendell Berry, Denis Johnson, Gerald Stern, Sherman Alexie, and Marvin Bell. Recent work from the journal has been chosen for many anthologies, including the Pushcart Prize and Best American Short Stories edited by Salman Rushdie, as well as Best American Poetry and Best American Essays.

Gessner is the author of six books of nonfiction. His essays have appeared in many magazines and journals including The New York Times Magazine, The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2008, Onearth, The Georgia Review, The American Scholar, Orion, The Boston Sunday Globe Magazine, The Harvard Review, and the 2006 Pushcart Prize Anthology, for which the essay "Benediction" was selected. In April 2007, Gessner won the John Burroughs award for Best Natural History Essay of the year. In 2008, his essay, "The Dreamer Did Not Exist," appeared in The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2008, edited by Dave Eggers, and in September of that year his essay on teaching and writing, "Those Who Write, Teach," appeared in the Sunday New York Times Magazine. His video, "Skiing the Beach," has now been watched by almost 12,000 YouTube viewers.

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Total Books: 19
Ultimate Glory Frisbee Obsession and My Wild Youth
2017 - Ultimate Glory Frisbee Obsession and My Wild Youth (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780735210561
ISBN-10: 073521056X
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Sports & Outdoors
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All The Wild That Remains Edward Abbey Wallace Stegner and the American West
2016 - All the Wild That Remains Edward Abbey Wallace Stegner and the American West (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780393352375
ISBN-10: 0393352374
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Science & Math
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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All The Wild That Remains Edward Abbey Wallace Stegner and the American West
Animals  People
2013 - Animals People (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781935713104
ISBN-10: 1935713108
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The Tarball Chronicles A Journey Beyond the Oiled Pelican and Into the Heart of the Gulf Oil Spill
The Tarball Chronicles A Journey Beyond the Oiled Pelican and Into the Heart of the Gulf Oil Spill
My Green Manifesto Down the Charles River in Pursuit of a New Environmentalism
Soaring with Fidel An Osprey Odyssey from Cape Cod to Cuba andBeyond
Soaring with Fidel An Osprey Odyssey from Cape Cod to Cuba and Beyond
2007 - Soaring with Fidel an Osprey Odyssey From Cape Cod to Cuba and Beyond (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780807085783
ISBN-10: 0807085782
Genre: Outdoors & Nature
  • Currently 1/5 Stars.
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The Prophet of Dry Hill  Lessons From a Life in Nature
Sick of Nature
2005 - Sick of Nature (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781584654643
ISBN-10: 1584654643
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Reference
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Sick of Nature
2004 - Sick of Nature (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781584653585
ISBN-10: 1584653582
Genres: Science & Math, Outdoors & Nature
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Return of the Osprey  A Season of Flight and Wonder
2002 - Return of the Osprey a Season of Flight and Wonder (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780345450166
ISBN-10: 0345450167
Genre: Outdoors & Nature
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Return of the Osprey  A Season of Flight and Wonder
2001 - Return of the Osprey a Season of Flight and Wonder (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781565122543
ISBN-10: 1565122542
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Outdoors & Nature
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Under the Devil's Thumb
1999 - Under the Devil's Thumb (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780816519248
ISBN-10: 0816519242
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Sports & Outdoors
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Under the Devil's Thumb
1999 - Under the Devil's Thumb (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780816519231
ISBN-10: 0816519234
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Science & Math, Outdoors & Nature
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A Wild Rank Place One Year on Cape Cod
1997 - A Wild Rank Place One Year on Cape Cod (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780874518030
ISBN-10: 0874518032
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Travel, Medicine
  • Currently 2/5 Stars.
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A Wild Rank Place One Year on Cape Cod
1997 - A Wild Rank Place One Year on Cape Cod (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780874518023
ISBN-10: 0874518024
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Travel, Outdoors & Nature
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