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The Resource The beak of the finch : a story of evolution in our time, Jonathan Weiner

The beak of the finch : a story of evolution in our time, Jonathan Weiner

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The beak of the finch : a story of evolution in our time
Title
The beak of the finch
Title remainder
a story of evolution in our time
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Weiner
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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.--From publisher description
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
Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 1995.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 1994.
  • Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Science and Technology, 1994.
  • Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction, 1995.
Awards note
Pulitzer Prize for Non-fiction, 1995.
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
154433
Cataloging source
JRS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Weiner, Jonathan
Dewey number
598.8/830438
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Finches
  • Finches
  • Grant, Peter R
  • Grant, B. Rosemary
  • Grant, B. Rosemary
  • Grant, Peter R
  • Finches
  • Finches
  • Galapagos Islands
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a story of evolution in our time
Label
The beak of the finch : a story of evolution in our time, Jonathan Weiner
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Knopf, 1994
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-321) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Evolution in the flesh: Daphne major; What Darwin saw; Infinite variety; Darwin's beaks; A special providence; Darwin's forces; Twenty-five thousand Darwins -- New beings on this earth: Princeton; Creation by variation; The ever-turning sword; Invisible coasts; Cosmic partings; Fusion or fission?; New beings -- G.O.D.: Invisible characters; The gigantic experiment; The stranger's power; The resistance movement; A partner in the process; The metaphysical crossbeak -- Epilogue : God and the Galápagos
Control code
ocm32888234
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Vintage Books ed.
Extent
xvi, 332 pages
Isbn
9780679733379
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)32888234
Label
The beak of the finch : a story of evolution in our time, Jonathan Weiner
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Knopf, 1994
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-321) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Evolution in the flesh: Daphne major; What Darwin saw; Infinite variety; Darwin's beaks; A special providence; Darwin's forces; Twenty-five thousand Darwins -- New beings on this earth: Princeton; Creation by variation; The ever-turning sword; Invisible coasts; Cosmic partings; Fusion or fission?; New beings -- G.O.D.: Invisible characters; The gigantic experiment; The stranger's power; The resistance movement; A partner in the process; The metaphysical crossbeak -- Epilogue : God and the Galápagos
Control code
ocm32888234
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Vintage Books ed.
Extent
xvi, 332 pages
Isbn
9780679733379
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)32888234

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