The Beak of the Finch: A Story of Evolution in Our Time

by Weiner, Jonathan
The Beak of the Finch: A Story of Evolution in Our Time
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The Beak of the Finch: A Story of Evolution in Our Time

by Weiner, Jonathan

Format: Paperback

Release Date: 1/1/1995

Code: 11311

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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. An account of Peter & Rosemary Grant's evolutionary studies in the Galapagos.

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 remarkable story, 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.

ISBN: 067973337x

Publisher: Vintage Books

Year of Publication: 1995

Page Count: 332

Shipping Weight: 0.90 lb