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Rosemary and Peter Grant and those assisting them have spend twenty years on Daphne Major, an island in the Galapagos studying natural selection. They recognize each individual bird on the island, when there are four hundred at the time of the author's visit, or when there are over a thousand. They have observed about twenty generations of finches -- continuously.
Jonathan Weiner follows these scientists as they watch Darwin's finches and come up with a new understanding of life itself.
Weiner follows scientists Peter and Rosemary Grant who, for the past 20 years, have studied the continuing evolution of the beaks of finches in the Galapagos Islands.
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Had to read it for my bio427 class (evolutionary biology) at Penn State Uni, and I really enjoyed the read. It is very informative in a qualitative way. Read morePublished 5 days ago by James M.
Originally bought this book for an intro biology class and thought it was going to be a very dry read. Read morePublished 25 days ago by KAM
A fascinating chronicle of modern research after Darwin's in the Galápagos. How the minimal differences in the size and width of the Islands finches carry incredible... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Brian Coogan
Fascinating book - along with Time, Love, and Memory - a new way of looking at behavior.Published 2 months ago by jterryp
Prepare to be bored to tears with endless metaphors and attempts to relate content that is purely boring to your everyday life.Published 2 months ago by fromingo