The beak of the finch: A Story of Evolution in Our Time

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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize On a desert island in the heart of the Galapagos archipelago, where Darwin received his first inklings of the theory of evolution, two scientists, Peter and Rosemary Grant, have spent twenty years proving that Darwin did not know the strength of his own theory.  For among the finches of Daphne Major, natural selection is neither rare nor slow: it is taking place by the hour, and we can watch. In this dramatic story of groundbreaking scientific research, Jonathan Weiner follows these scientists as they watch Darwin's finches and come up with a new understanding of life itself.  The Beak of the Finch is an elegantly written and compelling masterpiece of theory and explication in the tradition of Stephen Jay Gould.
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Full title beak of the finch a story of evolution in our time
Author weiner jonathan
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display_description Winner of the Pulitzer Prize Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize On a desert island in the heart of the Galapagos archipelago, where Darwin received his first inklings of the theory of evolution, two scientists, Peter and Rosemary Grant, have spent twenty years proving that Darwin did not know the strength of his own theory. For among the finches of Daphne Major, natural selection is neither rare nor slow: it is taking place by the hour, and we can watch. In this dramatic story of groundbreaking scientific research, Jonathan Weiner follows these scientists as they watch Darwin's finches and come up with a new understanding of life itself. The Beak of the Finch is an elegantly written and compelling masterpiece of theory and explication in the tradition of Stephen Jay Gould. With a new preface. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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record_details ils:a132813|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|Knopf :|1994.|x, 332 p. : ill. ; 25 cm., ils:a1463264|eBook|eBook||English|Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group,|2014.|320 p.
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subject_facet Birds -- Animals, Electronic books, Evolution -- Life Sciences, Experiments & Projects -- SCIENCE, Finches -- Evolution -- Research -- Galapagos Islands, Finches -- Galapagos Islands -- Evolution, Grant, B. Rosemary, Grant, Peter R., -- 1936-
title_display The beak of the finch : a story of evolution in our time
title_full The Beak of the Finch A Story of Evolution in Our Time [eBook] Weiner, Jonathan., The beak of the finch : a story of evolution in our time / Jonathan Weiner
title_short The beak of the finch :
title_sub A Story of Evolution in Our Time
topic_facet Birds, Evolution, Experiments & Projects, Finches, Grant, B. Rosemary, Grant, Peter R, Research