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
This is a masterpiece of accessible science writing. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Ashton - Goodreads

A fascinating documentation following the Grants and their studies on the Galápagos Islands. It really details and captures the idea of evolution in a way no book has done it before. This book is a must read for anyone interested in this f old of science. Read full review

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User Review  - Emilee Vilardi - Goodreads

Beak of the finch was a very boring book. So boring, that it could put you to sleep. I had no choice but to read it for my biology class. You would only like this if you were really, really into ... Read full review

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