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The Rise and fall of the Second Empire : 1852-1871

Author: Alain Plessis; Jonathan Mandelbaum
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York ; Melbourne : Cambridge University Press ; Paris : Éd. de la Maison des sciences de l'homme, 1985
Series: The Cambridge history of modern France, 3
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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David Lack's classic work on the finches of the Galapagos Islands (Darwin's Finches) was first published in 1947; few books have had such a great impact on evolutionary biology, indeed it is still  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alain Plessis; Jonathan Mandelbaum
ISBN: 0521252431 9780521252430 2735100758 9782735100750
OCLC Number: 461766960
Notes: Bibliogr. p. 181-190 . Index.
Description: XVII-193 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part I. Description: 1. Galapagos scene; 2. Classification; 3. Ecology; 4. Female plumage; 5. Male plumage and sexual selection; 6. Beak differences and food; 7. Size differences between island forms; 8. Size differences between species; 9. Individual variation; 10. Hybridisation; 11. An evolutionary tree; Part II. Interpretation: 12. The origin of the Galapagos fauna; 13. The origin of subspecies; 14. The origin of species; 15. The persistence of species; 16. Adaptive radiation; Summary; Acknowledgements; Tables of measurements; References; Indexes.
Series Title: The Cambridge history of modern France, 3
Other Titles: De la fête impériale au mur des fédérés.
Responsibility: Alain Plessis ... ; transl. by Jonathan Mandelbaum.
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