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

User Review  - Jacob - Goodreads

This book details a wonderful natural experiment: the evolution of the thirteen species of finches found on Daphne Major, one of the Galápagos Islands. (Full disclosure: my fantasy football team is ... Read full review

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

User Review  - David R. - Goodreads

Weiner takes on the demonstration of the theory of evolution by documenting recent research efforts largely observable in confined environments. The star of the show is a multi-decadal monitoring of ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Adam Rodgers - Goodreads

Most of the first half of the book got really boring when it kept talking about gathering data about the finches, but the last half had some interesting info about things I had never known about evolution. Read full review

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

User Review  - Jan - Goodreads

I am new to science journalism. I chose this book because it's on the topic of evolution: I need to know more about that topic. It won a Pulitzer Prize, so I assumed it would be accessible for a new ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Jesse - Goodreads

Well written account of Natural Selection, which is good science. However, it proves nothing in the way of Evolution. The biggest flaw is that these scientists think that little changes will lead to ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Alyssa - Goodreads

For Biology class... it's okay. Sort of long winded and gets bogged down in the details. Read full review

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

User Review  - Andrea - Goodreads

Read this book about 10 years ago, but forgot that I read it, so read it again. Interesting look at evolution as is currently in progress today - should be required reading in schools. Read full review

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

User Review  - Paula - Goodreads

Interesting read, yet I plodded my way through the first 250 pages. Hmmm. Perhaps I just needed to get to the Big Picture outlined in the last 50 pages (ie, what it all means in the present and for ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Jonathan - Goodreads

Very good, but I didn't learn much new having already read The Selfish Gene and The Ancestor's Tale...those two titles are a bit more in depth and up to date. Interesting nonetheless though. Read full review

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

User Review  - Christine - Goodreads

Started off great but then lost steam as the book progressed... a let down. Read full review


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