In this dramatic story of groundbreaking scientific research jonathan weiner follows these scientists as they watch darwins 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. The beak of the finch a story of evolution in our time isbn 0 679 40003 6 is a 1994 nonfiction book about evolutionary biology written by jonathan weiner it won the 1995 pulitzer prize for general non fiction in 2014 a substantially unchanged 20th anniversary edition e book was issued with a preface by the author. The beak of the finch is an excellent introduction to contemporary evolutionary theory there was quite a lot of detail about studies into the galapagos finches which was great the finches how quickly they are evolving is super interesting i also have a new found appreciation for the lengths that ecologists go to for their field work. Inproceedingsweiner1994thebo titlethe beak of the finch a story of evolution in our time authorj weiner year1994 j weiner published 1994 sociology if living things are well made darwin argued if they are admirably adapted to their places in nature contrivances more elaborate
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