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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Nearly everyone has heard of the Galapagos Islands and the finches which sparked many of Darwin's theories of evolution. This is an in depth look at the evolution of these finches and the continuing ... Read full review

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When in 1859 Charles Darwin published The Origin of the Species, he launched a storm of controversy that roils to this day. Scientists of his day were hardly convinced of Darwin's theory of "natural ... Read full review

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