The Beak of the Finch: A Story of Evolution in Our Time

The Beak of the Finch: A Story of Evolution in Our Time

Jonathan Weiner


Winner of the Pulitzer Prize
Winner of the Los Angeles Times e-book Prize

On a wilderness island within the middle of the Galapagos archipelago, the place Darwin obtained his first inklings of the idea of evolution, scientists, Peter and Rosemary provide, have spent 20 years proving that Darwin didn't be aware of the power of his personal concept. For one of the finches of Daphne significant, normal choice is neither infrequent nor sluggish: it's occurring by means of the hour, and we will watch.

In this dramatic tale of groundbreaking clinical examine, Jonathan Weiner follows those scientists as they watch Darwin's finches and are available up with a brand new figuring out of existence itself. The Beak of the Finch is an elegantly written and compelling masterpiece of idea and explication within the culture of Stephen Jay Gould.

With a brand new preface.

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