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ISBN-10: 0679400036
Publication Year: 1994 ISBN-13: 9780679400035
Language: English Author: Jonathan Weiner
Special Attributes: 1st Edition, Illustrated Format: Book, Trade Cloth
ISBN: 9780679400035

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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.

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AuthorJonathan Weiner
Number Of Pages332 pages
Publication Date1994-05-03
PublisherKnopf Doubleday Publishing Group

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Copyright Date1994

Weight25.6 Oz
Height1.4 In.
Width6.7 In.
Length9.6 In.

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LC Classification NumberQL696.P246W45 1994
Dewey Decimal598.8/830438
Dewey Edition20

"This book is an extraordinary achievement. It is carefully researched, impeccably crafted, unflinchingly dramatic, yet conscientiously scientific."--School Library Journal "[An] engaging narrative of a modern scientific study that will forever change the way that we view evolution....This is a rare book: The Beak of the Finch is at once absorbing science history, deftly crafted popular science treatise and engagingly personal narrative....It has an important story to tell, not only of Darwin's finches and evolution but also of the way that forefront scientific research is carried out."--The Los Angeles Times Book Review "Evocative writing, exhaustive research, and Weiner's memorable portrait of the engaging Grants assure The Beak of the Finch membership in the select pantheon of science books that spark not just the intellect, but the imagination."--Washington Post Book World "A brilliant book. It is the best book on life and evolution in many a long year--one of those rare books that permanently alters one's view of nature and even of life and death."--Richard Preston

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Beak Of The Finch Weiner Grant Galapagos Darwin Evolution

The Beak of the Finch
A Story of Evolution in Our Time
By Jonathan Weiner
Illustrations by Charles Darwin and Thalia Grant
Alfred A Knopf: New York
1994 First Edition [stated]
ISBN 0679400036

Hardcover with decorated front board, dust jacket, deckled page ends, endpaper maps, 36 b/w illustrations, map, Bibliography, Index, x+332pp, 6 ½ x 9 ½ inches tall.
Clipped jacket, faint shelf wear. 
Otherwise in Very Good+ condition. Clean, unmarked, tight, bright.
Finches, Evolution, Galapagos Islands
Beak Of The Finch Weiner Grant Galapagos Darwin Evolution

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