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The Beak of the Finch: A Story of Evolution in Our Time
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Vintage Books
Publication date June 1, 1995
Pages 332
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780679733379
ISBN-10 067973337X
Dimensions 0.75 by 5 by 8 in.
Weight 0.70 lbs.
Original list price $16.95
Other format details sci/tech
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Winner of the Pulitzer Prize
Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book 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.

With a new preface.

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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780679400035
 
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
Book cover for 9780679733379
 
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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
Book cover for 9781455883448
 
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
Reinforced
Book cover for 9780606314091
 
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
About: The Beak of the Finch tells the story of two Princeton University scientists―evolutionary biologists―engaged in an extraordinary investigation.
Prebinding
Book cover for 9781417639847
 
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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