David Gessner

David Gessner  is the author of numerous books, including All the Wild That Remains and the recently published Leave It As It Is. He was the host of the National Geographic Explorer episode “Call of the Wild.”

Taking Down Teddy

In our rush to condemn the heroes of the past, we must be sure not to abandon empathy

by David Gessner | Thursday, September 10, 2020

Looking Back From the End of the World

What Thoreau can teach us about living life during—and after—the pandemic

by David Gessner | Tuesday, June 02, 2020

A Planet in Peril

Can humanity engineer its way out of trouble?

by David Gessner | Monday, March 05, 2018

Dangerous Ground

When confronting matters of race, some boundaries are more easily breached than others

by David Gessner | Tuesday, September 04, 2018

The Taming of the Wild

As we celebrate the centenary of the National Park Service, a meditation on “the best idea that America ever had”

by David Gessner | Monday, June 06, 2016