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

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Vintage, 1995 - Evolution (Biology) - 332 pages
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This is one of the easiest-to-read, most exciting books on evolution of the past twenty years. It describes evolution happening before our eyes among the isolated bird populations of the Galapagos - the very finches observed by Darwin on his Beagle voyage - and its heroes are an unsung British couple. It is uncannily fascinating to imagine the beak of the finch changing in our lifetime in response to evolutionary pressure. . . .

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well researched and well written. - Goodreads
The scale of the the Grant's research is staggering. - Goodreads
Some of the best science writing I've ever read. - Goodreads
Evolution and natural selection ... interesting... - Goodreads
Excellent insights into Darwin and evolution. - Goodreads
It was not, however, exactly a page turner. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Jackie - Goodreads

I read this in the 1990's and it is a great book about the Galapagos, Darwin and evolution. Read full review

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

User Review  - Becky - Goodreads

I picked this up in preparation for a trip to the Galápagos this fall, but it would be enjoyable for anyone with even a basic interest in the natural world and/or really cool science stuff. The things ... Read full review

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