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

The Beak of the Finch: A Story of Evolution in Our Time
The Beak of the Finch A Story of Evolution in Our Time
Author: Jonathan Weiner
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ISBN-13: 9780679733379
ISBN-10: 067973337X
Publication Date: 5/30/1995
Pages: 352
Rating:
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4 stars, based on 29 ratings
Publisher: Vintage
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed The Beak of the Finch: A Story of Evolution in Our Time on + 80 more book reviews
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Fascinating book! It show's Darwin's theory in action - in real time. A Pulitzer Prize winner for non-fiction
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Facsinating story of the continuation of Darwin's reserach in the Galapogas Islands. The couple profiled has spent over 4o years studying he beaks of finches. They provide ongoing evidence of evolution.
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absolutely great
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This is a fascinating, detailed look at how evolution works. By examining minute changes in Darwin's finches on the Galapagos islands, researchers Peter and Rosemary Grant have discovered that evolution is occuring hour by hour, "and we can watch." This is not light reading, but it is fascinating. You will learn more about bird beaks than you ever thought you wanted to know. However, you will never look at an animal, or yourself, in the same way again. It's easy to see why this book is a Pulitzer prize winner. I loved it!