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

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Vintage Books, 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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Excellent, accessible book on natural selection. - Goodreads
The scale of the the Grant's research is staggering. - Goodreads
A fascinating story told by an excellent writer. - Goodreads
well researched and well written. - Goodreads
Excellent insights into Darwin and evolution. - Goodreads
Some of the best science writing I've ever read. - Goodreads

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User 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 Time

User 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

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