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The Beak of the Finch: A Story of Evolution in Our Time
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Alfred a Knopf Inc
Publication date May 1, 1994
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780679400035
ISBN-10 0679400036
Dimensions 1.25 by 6.75 by 9.50 in.
Weight 1.60 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $30.00
Other format details sci/tech
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Summary
A portrait of scientists Peter and Rosemary Grant describes their work recording evolution as it occurs among the species of Galapagos finches first described by Darwin. 40,000 first printing. BOMC, History, & Natural Sciences Alt. Tour.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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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Hardcover
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from Alfred a Knopf Inc (May 1, 1994)
9780679400035 | details & prices | 6.75 × 9.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.60 lbs | List price $30.00
About: A portrait of scientists Peter and Rosemary Grant describes their work recording evolution as it occurs among the species of Galapagos finches first described by Darwin
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Vintage Books (June 1, 1995)
9780679733379 | details & prices | 332 pages | 5.00 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $16.95
About: Winner of the Pulitzer PrizeWinner of the Los Angeles Times Book PrizeOn 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.
CD/Spoken Word
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With Victor Bevine (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Brilliance Audio (June 12, 2012)
9781455883448 | details & prices | 6.50 × 5.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $19.99
About: The Beak of the Finch tells the story of two Princeton University scientists―evolutionary biologists―engaged in an extraordinary investigation.
With Victor Bevine (other contributor) | Mp3 una edition from Brilliance Audio (June 12, 2012)
9781455884223 | details & prices | 5.25 × 7.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.20 lbs | List price $14.99
About: The Beak of the Finch tells the story of two Princeton University scientists—evolutionary biologists—engaged in an extraordinary investigation.
Reinforced
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from Demco Media (September 30, 1995); titled "Beak Of The Finch: A Story Of Evolution In Our Time"
9780606314091 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.88 lbs | List price $23.50
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Prebinding
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from Turtleback Books (May 1, 1995); titled "Beak of the Finch: A Story of Evolution in Our Time"
9781417639847 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.95 lbs | List price $28.10
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