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The Beak of the Finch: A Story of Evolution in Our Time 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 For Among The Finches Of Daphne Major, Natural Selection Is Neither Rare Nor Slow It Is Taking Place By The Hour, And We Can WatchIn 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 GouldWith A New Preface


About the Author: Jonathan Weiner

Jonathan Weiner is one of the most distinguished popular science writers in the country His books have won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize A former editor at The Sciences and a writer for The New Yorker, he is the author of The Beak of the Finch, Time, Love, Memory, His Brother s Keeper among many others He currently lives in New York with his wife, Deborah Heiligman who is the children s book author, and their two sons There he teaches science writing at Columbia University s Graduate School of Journalism.



10 thoughts on “The Beak of the Finch: A Story of Evolution in Our Time

  1. Sarah Sarah says:

    Wow.When I joined Goodreads a few months back, I set two rules for myself first, to review books as I read or re read them, and second, to be sparing with my ratings I ve not given any book five stars this summer This is the first.Weiner won the Pulitzer for gener


  2. Chrissie Chrissie says:

    This is not a bad book it is OK There is room for improvement.It is a book of the popular science genre Having read them before, you know what is in store.The book is about evolution, and so about Darwin, natural selection and survival of the fittest Its central focus is


  3. Diane S ☔ Diane S ☔ says:

    Thoughts soon.


  4. Karl-O Karl-O says:

    I m ashamed to say that I didn t know until recently after reading Dawkins magnificent book The Ancestor s Tale that evolution can in fact be observed happening in real time and not only in as short a time as centuries, but also in decades and even years In that book, Dawkins spoke ab


  5. Ali Ali says:

    We are doing what the dinosaurs did before us, only faster.We bring strangers together to make strange bedfellows, and we remake the beds they lie in, all at once.


  6. Dan Dan says:

    A woodpecker finch becomes possible only on an island without a woodpecker, a warbler finch only without a warbler A flower browsing finch becomes possible where there are no bees and hummingbirds and on islands where bees have now invaded, many of Darwin s finches have given back the flowers.The B


  7. Paul Paul says:

    As Jonathan Weiner points out in this classic of science writing, the word evolution comes from the Latin word for unfolding, rolling out like a scroll.That s an appropriate concept for this book, which unfurls before the reader an impressive array of late 20th century scientific research into natural sel


  8. Amanda Amanda says:

    This was a really interesting look into the constant evolution of finches in the Galapagos Parts of it were a little slow and I definitely got bogged down by the constant repetition of beak and finch, though that probably couldn t be helped, given the subject , but other parts were very interesting The writing w


  9. Michael Perkins Michael Perkins says:

    nice little film to go with this book.https www.youtube.com watch v mcM23 nice little film to go with this book.https www.youtube.com watch v mcM23


  10. John John says:

    A cripplingly tedious account of cripplingly tedious field work that tends to confirm things that you thought were totally obvious For most people with a high school education, natural selection, at the level depicted in the book, is pure common sense Environmental pressures favor the survival fecundity of certain phenotypes


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