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The Beak of the Finch

Author: Jonathan Weiner; OverDrive, Inc.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize On a desert island in the heart of the Galapagos archipelago, where Darwin received his first inklings of the theory of evolution, two scientists, Peter and Rosemary Grant, have spent twenty years proving that Darwin did not know the strength of his own theory. For among the finches of Daphne Major, natural selection is neither rare nor slow: it is taking place by the hour, and we can  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: (DLC) 93036755
(OCoLC)29029572
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Weiner; OverDrive, Inc.
ISBN: 9781101872963 1101872969
OCLC Number: 933476796
Description: 1 online resource
Responsibility: Jonathan Weiner.

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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize On a desert island in the heart of the Galapagos archipelago, where Darwin received his first inklings of the theory of evolution, two scientists, Peter and Rosemary Grant, have spent twenty years proving that Darwin did not know the strength of his own theory. For among the finches of Daphne Major, natural selection is neither rare nor slow: it is taking place by the hour, and we can watch. In this dramatic story of groundbreaking scientific research, Jonathan Weiner follows these scientists as they watch Darwin's finches and come up with a new understanding of life itself. The Beak of the Finch is an elegantly written and compelling masterpiece of theory and explication in the tradition of Stephen Jay Gould. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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