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Grant, Peter R. 1936-

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Works: 53 works in 212 publications in 5 languages and 7,973 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Field guides  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other
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Most widely held works by Peter R Grant
Ecology and evolution of Darwin's finches by Peter R Grant( Book )

34 editions published between 1986 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After his famous visit to the Galápagos Islands, Darwin speculated that "one might fancy that, from an original paucity of birds in this archipelago, one species had been taken and modified for different ends." This book is the classic account of how much we have since learned about the evolution of these remarkable birds. Based upon over a decade's research, Grant shows how interspecific competition and natural selection act strongly enough on contemporary populations to produce observable and measurable evolutionary change. In this new edition, Grant outlines new discoveries made in the thirteen years since the book's publication. Ecology and Evolution of Darwin's Finches is an extraordinary account of evolution in action
Molds, molecules, and metazoa : growing points in evolutionary biology by Peter R Grant( Book )

16 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Through an integration of systematics, genetics, and related disciplines, the Modern Synthesis of Evolutionary Biology came into being over fifty years ago. Knowledge of evolution has since been transformed by several revolutions: the way we interpret the fossil record has been radically affected by theories of continental drift and asteroid impacts; the way we classify organisms has been influenced by the development of cladistics. Perhaps the most dramatic revolution has been the explosion in molecular biology of information about the genome. Aiming to capture the excitement of modern evolutionary biology, seven prominent scientists here explore important issues and problems in their areas of specialization and identify the most promising directions of future research." "The scope of this volume ranges from macroevolutionary patterns in the Precambrian to molecular evolution of the genome. Major themes include the origin and maintenance of variation and the causes of evolutionary change. Chapters on paleontology, ecology, behavior, development, and cell and molecular biology are contributed by James W. Valentine, Graham Bell, Mary Jane West-Eberhard, Leo Buss and Matthew Dick, Marc Kirschner, and Martin Kreitman. The book contains an introductory chapter by John Tyler Bonner, whose seminal work is honored here, and an overview by Peter R. Grant."--Jacket
How and why species multiply : the radiation of Darwin's finches by Peter R Grant( Book )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Charles Darwin's experiences in the Galapagos Islands in 1835 helped to guide his thoughts toward a revolutionary theory: that species were not fixed but diversified from their ancestors over many generations, and that the driving mechanism of evolutionary change was natural selection. In this concise, accessible book, Peter and Rosemary Grant explain what we have learned about the origin and evolution of new species through the study of the finches made famous by that great scientist: Darwin's finches" "Drawing upon their unique observations of finch evolution over a thirty-four-year period, the Grants trace the evolutionary history of fourteen different species from a shared ancestor three million years ago. They show how repeated cycles of speciation involved adaptive change through natural selection on beak size and shape, and divergence in songs. They explain other factors that drive finch evolution, including geographical isolation, which has kept the Galapagos relatively free of competitors and predators; climate change and an increase in the number of islands over the last three million years, which enhanced opportunities for speciation; and flexibility in the early learning of feeding skills, which helped species to exploit new food resources. Throughout, the Grants show how the laboratory tools of developmental biology and molecular genetics can be combined with observations and experiments on birds in the field to gain deeper insights into why the world is so biologically rich and diverse."--Jacket
40 years of evolution : Darwin's Finches on Daphne Major Island by Peter R Grant( Book )

9 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Renowned evolutionary biologists Peter and Rosemary Grant have produced landmark studies of the Galapagos finches first made famous by Charles Darwin. In How and Why Species Multiply, they offered a complete evolutionary history of Darwin's finches since their origin almost three million years ago. Now, in their richly illustrated new book, 40 Years of Evolution, the authors turn their attention to events taking place on a contemporary scale. By continuously tracking finch populations over a period of four decades, they uncover the causes and consequences of significant events leading to evolutionary changes in species. The authors used a vast and unparalleled range of ecological, behavioral, and genetic data--including song recordings, DNA analyses, and feeding and breeding behavior--to measure changes in finch populations on the small island of Daphne Major in the Galapagos archipelago. They find that natural selection happens repeatedly, that finches hybridize and exchange genes rarely, and that they compete for scarce food in times of drought, with the remarkable result that the finch populations today differ significantly in average beak size and shape from those of forty years ago. The authors' most spectacular discovery is the initiation and establishment of a new lineage that now behaves as a new species, differing from others in size, song, and other characteristics. The authors emphasize the immeasurable value of continuous long-term studies of natural populations and of critical opportunities for detecting and understanding rare but significant events. By following the fates of finches for several generations, 40 Years of Evolution offers unparalleled insights into ecological and evolutionary changes in natural environments
Evolution on islands by Peter R Grant( Book )

22 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The study of patterns and processes of evolution on islands has played an important role in the development of general theories of how and why evolution occurs. Small, discrete pieces of the environment, islands are frequently isolated from the continental processes of gene flow. They are often inhabited by unique species, like the Komodo dragon, dodos, or daisies as tall as trees. They may display remarkable rapidity of diversifying evolution - nearly 1000 species of fruit-fly were formed in the Hawaiian archipelago in only a few million years. Thus, it is easy to see why islands have been referred to as 'natural experiments'. Such studies are continuing to yield exciting new fields for investigation as theoreticians attack questions of genetic change in island models and empirical biologists seek explanations of adaptive radiations in archipelagos. This unique book surveys our current knowledge and understanding of island evolution in eighteen chapters written by experts on various aspects of microevolution, speciation, and adaptive radiation.; They cover the major trends and processes displayed by plants and animals, on tropical and temperate zone islands, and in lakes and tropical forest refugia. The book closes with a discussion of several unresolved issues that deserve further study. No other book has been published that focuses solely on the evolutionary processes that occur in islands. This will be of interest to all students and researchers in the fields of ecology and evolutionary biology
Evolutionary dynamics of a natural population : the large cactus finch of the Galápagos by B. Rosemary Grant( Book )

9 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In search of the causes of evolution : from field observations to mechanisms by Peter R Grant( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the publisher. Evolutionary biology has witnessed breathtaking advances in recent years. Some of its most exciting insights have come from the crossover of disciplines as varied as paleontology, molecular biology, ecology, and genetics. This book brings together many of today's pioneers in evolutionary biology to describe the latest advances and explain why a cross-disciplinary and integrated approach to research questions is so essential. Contributors discuss the origins of biological diversity, mechanisms of evolutionary change at the molecular and developmental levels, morphology and behavior, and the ecology of adaptive radiations and speciation. They highlight the mutual dependence of organisms and their environments, and reveal the different strategies today's researchers are using in the field and laboratory to explore this interdependence. Peter and Rosemary Grant-renowned for their influential work on Darwin's finches in the Galapagos-provide concise introductions to each section and identify the key questions future research needs to address
The evolution of Darwin's finches, mockingbirds and flies by Peter R Grant( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sporopollenin; proceedings of a symposium held at the Geology Department, Imperial College, London, 23-25 September, 1970 by J Brooks( )

5 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sporopollenin presents the proceedings of a Symposium held at the Geology Department, Imperial College, London, on September 23-25, 1970. The book discusses the functional roles of spore and pollen grain walls, the sporopollenin concept, as well as spore wall patterning. <br>The text also describes the role played by sporopollenin in the development of pollen in Pinus banksiana; the morphological and fluorescence microscopical investigation on sporopollenin formation at Pinus sylyestris and Gasteria verrucosa; and primuline-induced fluorescence of the first exine elements and ubisch bodies in
Ecology and Evolution of Darwin's Finches (Princeton Science Library Edition) by Peter R Grant( )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2017 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After his famous visit to the Galápagos Islands, Darwin speculated that "one might fancy that, from an original paucity of birds in this archipelago, one species had been taken and modified for different ends." This book is the classic account of how much we have since learned about the evolution of these remarkable birds. Based upon over a decade's research, Grant shows how interspecific competition and natural selection act strongly enough on contemporary populations to produce observable and measurable evolutionary change. In this new edition, Grant outlines new discoveries made in the thirteen years since the book's publication. Ecology and Evolution of Darwin's Finches is an extraordinary account of evolution in action.Originally published in 1999.The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
Ojibwa NG06( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collection of documents about the Ojibwa consists of 56 documents and has been divided into four major geographical and temporal periods: the Central Ojibwa: traditional to ca. 1850; the Central Ojibwa: 1850-1950; the Northern Ojibwa: 1780-1950; and the Twentieth Century Ojibwa of the period from 1950 to the 1990s
Evolution on islands : a discussion( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der neue Kosmos-Vogelführer : alle Arten Europas, Nordafrikas und Vorderasiens by Lars Svensson( Book )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in Spanish and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un guide d'identification des oiseaux qui donne de nombreux détails biologiques sur les déplacements, la répartition, le comportement, l'allure, l'évolution du plumage. Le texte est en regard de chaque planche couleur
Cómo y por qué se multiplican las especies : la radiación de los pinzones de Darwin by Peter R Grant( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in Spanish and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new approach to identification by Peter R Grant( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forty years of evolution : Darwin's Finches on Daphne Major Island by Peter R Grant( )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part 1. Early problems, early solutions -- part 2. Developing a long-term perspective -- part 3. Hybridization and speciation -- part 4. Syntheses
Molds : Growing Points in Evolutionary Biology by Peter R Grant( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Naze dōshite shu no kazu wa fueru noka : garapagosu no dāuinfinchi by Peter R Grant( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The beak of the finch a story of evolution in our time by Jonathan Weiner( )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four Galápagos Islands by Peter R Grant( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Ecology and evolution of Darwin's finches
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Molds, molecules, and metazoa : growing points in evolutionary biologyHow and why species multiply : the radiation of Darwin's finchesEvolution on islandsEvolutionary dynamics of a natural population : the large cactus finch of the GalápagosIn search of the causes of evolution : from field observations to mechanisms
Alternative Names
Grant, P. R.

Grant, Peter.

Grant, Peter 1936-

Grant, Peter R.

Grant, Peter Raymond 1936-

Peter Raymond Grant accademico, biologo e zoologo inglese

Peter Raymond Grant britischer Biologe

Peter Rosemary Grant

Грант, Питер Рэймонд

גראנט, פיטר ר.

그랜트, 피터 1936-

그랜트, 피터 R. 1936-

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