Selected Publications

Academic Article

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2024-07-01 “Out of Place: A Hard Patience”Ecotone.  34. 2024-07-01
2023-04-01 “Out of Place: The Dead Writers' Society”Ecotone.  34. 2023-04-01
2021-01-01 Looking Back From the End of the World: Sheltering in Place with the Original Social DistancerAmerican Scholar2021-01-01
2021-01-01 The NewsHarvard Review Online2021-01-01
2021-01-01 The Thoreau I Didn’t KnowBoston Globe Magazine2021-01-01
2020-01-01 A Dream of RewildingSierra Magazine2020-01-01
2020-01-01 Are National Parks Really Our Best Idea?Outside on-line2020-01-01
2020-01-01 Monumental: Why Public Lands Are Still Worth Fighting ForThe Hill2020-01-01
2020-01-01 Taking Down TeddyAmerican Scholar2020-01-01
2020-01-01 The Move Biden Can Make To Reverse Centuries of Native American ExploitationWashington Post2020-01-01
2020-01-01 Trump Venerates Teddy Roosevelt but Roosevelt Would Have Hated TrumpWashington Post2020-01-01
2020-01-01 Trump’ Rhetoric About the Election Channels a Dark Episode From our Past.Washington Post2020-01-01
2016-01-01 Cocktails with Vultures.The Georgia Review2016-01-01
2016-01-01 The Taming of the Wild.American Scholar2016-01-01
2015-01-01 Ed Abbey’s FBI Files.Orion2015-01-01
2015-01-01 The Birds of British PetroleumAudubon2015-01-01
2015-01-01 The Professor and the PranksterTinhouse2015-01-01
2011-10-01 "Nature and Adaptation"OnEarth2011-10-01
2011-10-01 An excerpt from "My Green Manifesto"The Utne Reader2011-10-01
2011-04-01 "Free the Mississippi"2011-04-01
2010-07-01 "The Best Novel for Enflaming Youth"Oxford American2010-07-01
2008-12-01 "Loving the West to Death"Onearth Magazine2008-12-01
2008-09-01 "Those Who Teach, Write"New York Times Magazine2008-09-01
2008-05-01 “Life on the Edge: An Interview with Orrin Pilkey.”Onearth Magazine2008-05-01


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2022-12-01 The Road to Paradise and Back, about hurricanes in the East and fires in the West:The American Scholar2022-12-01
2022-11-01 A Traveler's Guide to the End of the World: a monthly column for Orion magazine2022-11-01
2022-09-01 "Losing Everything." My introductory essay for Ecotone, “Safe Places,” was a notable essay in Best Am essays. https://ecotonemagazine.org/out-of-place/safe-places/2022-09-01
2019-01-01 "Skeptics"Ecotone2019-01-01
2015-01-01 "Beyond Flipper"Toad Suck Review2015-01-01
2015-01-01 Return of the ProphetOutside Magazine2015-01-01
2015-01-01 “Why Vernal, Utah Loves Oil.”OnEarth Magazine2015-01-01
2011-12-01 "Spoiling Walden: Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Cape Wind"OnEarth2011-12-01
2011-04-01 "Sick of Oil"OnEarth2011-04-01
2011-04-01 All My WalksEcotone.  9. 2011-04-01
2009-10-01 "A New Climate for Literature"Onearth2009-10-01
“Safe Places" https://ecotonemagazine.org/out-of-place/safe-places/Ecotone https://ecotonemagazine.org/out-of-place/safe-places/


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2023-06-01 A Traveler’s Guide to the End of the World: Tales of Fire, Wind, and Water..  Torrey House Press.. 2023-06-01
2021-01-01 Quiet Desperation, Savage Delight: Sheltering with Thoreau in the Age of Crisis.  Torrey House Press. 2021-01-01
2020-01-01 Leave It As It Is: A Journey Through Theodore Roosevelt’s American Wilderness.  Simon & Schuster. 2020-01-01
2017-01-01 Ultimate Glory: Frisbee, Obsession and My wild Youth.  Riverhead Books. 2017-01-01
2015-01-01 All the Wild That Remains: Following Wallace Stegner and Edward Abbey through the American West.  W.W. Norton and Company. 2015-01-01
2011-09-01 "The Tarball Chronicles".  Milkweed. 2011-09-01
2011-07-01 "My Green Manifesto".  Milkweed Editions. 2011-07-01


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2010-03-01 "Learning to Surf," a chapter in book titled "Flights of Imagination: Extraordinary Writing About Birds".  . 2010-03-01


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2024-04-01 “Flaco: A Triptych. Evolution.”Terrain.org. 2024-04-01
2024-04-01 “Flaco: A Triptych. The Escape.”Terrain.org. 2024-04-01
2023-10-01 A Traveler’s Guide to the End of the World”Orion magazine. 2023-10-01
2023-10-01 The Broken ClockOrion magazine. 2023-10-01
2023-10-01 “How roads are destroying, well, all living things.” Review of Ben Goldfarb’s new book ecology book, “Crossings.”The Washington Post. 2023-10-01
2023-09-01 A Traveler’s Guide to the End of the World”Orion magazine. 2023-09-01
2023-09-01 Living Downstream From OurselvesOrion magazine. 2023-09-01
2023-08-01 A Field Guide to EverythingOrion magazine. 2023-08-01
2023-08-01 A Traveler’s Guide to the End of the World”Orion magazine. 2023-08-01
2023-07-01 A Deep ThirstOrion magazine. 2023-07-01
2023-07-01 A Traveler’s Guide to the End of the World”Orion magazine. 2023-07-01
2023-06-01 The Angry DrunkOrion magazine. 2023-06-01
2023-06-01 “Abandoned Homes: A Triptych.”Terrain.org. 2023-06-01
2023-05-01 A Traveler’s Guide to the End of the World”Orion magazine. 2023-05-01
2023-05-01 The Land of the Blue RoofsOrion magazine. 2023-05-01
2023-05-01 “Birds are disappearing from our skies. What can we do to save them?” A review of ‘A Wing and a Prayer,’ by Anders and Beverly GyllenhaalWashington Post. 2023-05-01
2023-04-01 A Traveler’s Guide to the End of the World”Orion magazine. 2023-04-01
2023-04-01 “Room to Roam: Ground-truthing the Yellowstone to Yukon Trail.”Sierra Magazine. 2023-04-01
2023-03-01 A Traveler’s Guide to the End of the World”Orion magazine. 2023-03-01
2023-02-01 A Traveler’s Guide to the End of the World”Orion magazine. 2023-02-01
2013-01-01 Brant's RequiemOrion. 2013-01-01
2009-04-01 “Wild and Crazy Guy.”the New York Times. 2009-04-01


Full Name

  • David Gessner