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The beak of the finch :a story of evolution in our time /Jonathan Weiner.

Collection Type
Books
Originator
Weiner, Jonathan.
Publication
New York : Vintage Books
Contents
Evolution in the flesh: Daphne major; What Darwin saw; Infinite variety; Darwin's beaks; A special providence; Darwin's forces; Twenty-five thousand Darwins -- New beings on this earth: Princeton; Creation by variation; The ever-turning sword; Invisible coasts; Cosmic partings; Fusion or fission?; New beings -- G.O.D.: Invisible characters; The gigantic experiment; The stranger's power; The resistance movement; A partner in the process; The metaphysical crossbeak -- Epilogue : God and the Galápagos.
Date
1995.
Edition
1st Vintage Books ed.
Description
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.--From publisher description.
xvi, 332 pages : illustrations, map ; 21 cm
Notes
Gift of Catherine Coolidge Lastavica
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-321) and index.
Originally published: New York : Knopf, 1994.
ISBN
067973337X
9780679733379
GUSN
321084
Call Number
CPT CPT-01-110.B321
Other People and Orgs
Grant, B. Rosemary.
Grant, Peter R., 1936-
Descriptive terms
Finches Evolution
Finches Evolution Research
Finches Evolution Research.
Finches Evolution.
Pinzones Evolución Investigaciones
Pinzones Evolución.
Places
Galapagos Islands.
Galápagos, Islas
Galápagos, Islas.

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