On a remote outpost of the Galapagos, where Darwin received his first inklings of the theory of evolution, two scientists, Peter and Rosemary Grant, ...Show synopsisOn a remote outpost of the Galapagos, where Darwin received his first inklings of the theory of evolution, two scientists, Peter and Rosemary Grant, have spent 20 years measuring the beaks of generations of finches--to prove that Darwin did not know the strength of this own theory. "Spark(s) not just the intellect, but the imagination".--Washington Post Book World. 50 illustrations. Map.Hide synopsis
Description:Used: Like New in As New jacket. 1994. First edition. Hardcover...Used: Like New in As New jacket. 1994. First edition. Hardcover in As New condition with dust jacket. Minor shelf wear. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. An account of Peter & Rosemary Grant's evolutionary studies in the Galapagos.
Description:Very Good. No Dj. 8vo. pp. 332, as new, b/w illustrations."On...Very Good. No Dj. 8vo. pp. 332, as new, b/w illustrations."On the Galapagos Islands Charles Darwin gave his first hint at his theory of natural selection, writing about the finches he studied there. In Darwin's time there was no proof of this theoretical mechanism for evolution. Indeed it would have been thought absurd to imagine observing it actually happen; the process was thought to take geological time spans. Weiner, an outstanding science journalist, details research done in the last 20 years that proves otherwise. Biologists Peter and Rosemary Grant have documented the evolution of Darwin's Galapagos finches, demonstrating that it is neither rare nor slow, but can be watched by the hour. Weiner's superb account reads like a thriller and won the 1995 Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction."
Description:Fine. 0679400036 Knopf hardcover with dust jacket, 1995-4th...Fine. 0679400036 Knopf hardcover with dust jacket, 1995-4th printing, clean/tight, No marks/tears or defects, jacket price of $25.00, Fine/Fine (like New); New mylar cover, bubble-wrapped and mailed in a BOX with free delivery confirmation...NOTE: If the seller doesn? t state the edition, you will likely receive a paperback, a lesser quality book club edition or an ex-library copy (caveat emptor).
Description:Good. The Beak of the Finch: A Story of Evolution in Our Time....Good. The Beak of the Finch: A Story of Evolution in Our Time. This book is in Good condition. Buy with confidence. We ship from multiple location.
Description:New in new dust jacket. NEW, as pictured. ISBN 0679400036. Sewn...New in new dust jacket. NEW, as pictured. ISBN 0679400036. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 332 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. NEW, as pictured. ISBN 0679400036
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