The Beak of the Finch: A Story of Evolution in Our Time
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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Review: The Beak of the Finch: A Story of Evolution in Our TimeUser Review - Ben - Goodreads
A page turner about the beaks of a small group of finches? Absolutely. Should be required reading for anyone interested in biology. Insightful, fascinating, all around an excellent book. Read full review
Review: The Beak of the Finch: A Story of Evolution in Our TimeUser Review - Jen - Goodreads
I loved this book! There were some dry spots, and some ideas seemed to be a bit redundant, however, Weiner's development of the mechanisms of evolution and how they apply in other areas of the globe ... Read full review