40 Years of Evolution: Darwin's Finches on Daphne Major Island

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9780691160467: 40 Years of Evolution: Darwin's Finches on Daphne Major Island
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Honorable Mention for the 2015 PROSE Award in Biological Sciences, Association of American Publishers
One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2014

"For the Grants, Daphne Major has been a magic well. With their four decades of work on the island, they've made it a magnificent microcosm, a model of life on Earth." --Jonathan Weiner, New York Times

"For the Grants, evolution isn't a theoretical abstraction. It's gritty and real and immediate and stunningly fast. . . . Most of all, the book is an affirmation of the importance of long-term fieldwork as a way of capturing the true dynamism of evolution." --Joel Achenbach, Princeton Alumni Weekly

"The study described here is truly exceptional. Peter and Rosemary Grant . . . have devoted their careers to the study of the group of birds known as Darwin's finches on the Galapagos archipelago, one of the most isolated and inhospitable places on Earth. But the payoff is that their research furnishes some of the most compelling evidence for natural selection and the origin of species. . . . The Grants' achievement is monumental." --Tim Birkhead, Times Higher Education

"[O]ne of the most intriguing books I have ever read. . . . Read it for yourself. You'll be glad you did!" --Allan Archer, BTO News

"This volume not only provides detailed evidence of the evolution of a specific group of animals, but also offers an overall perspective on how and in what ways bird species have changed in this rather isolated locality."-- Choice

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"For the Grants, Daphne Major has been a magic well. With their four decades of work on the island, they've made it a magnificent microcosm, a model of life on Earth." --Jonathan Weiner, New York Times


"For the Grants, evolution isn't a theoretical abstraction. It's gritty and real and immediate and stunningly fast. . . . Most of all, the book is an affirmation of the importance of long-term fieldwork as a way of capturing the true dynamism of evolution." --Joel Achenbach, Princeton Alumni Weekly


"The study described here is truly exceptional. Peter and Rosemary Grant . . . have devoted their careers to the study of the group of birds known as Darwin's finches on the Galapagos archipelago, one of the most isolated and inhospitable places on Earth. But the payoff is that their research furnishes some of the most compelling evidence for natural selection and the origin of species. . . . The Grants' achievement is monumental." --Tim Birkhead, Times Higher Education


"[O]ne of the most intriguing books I have ever read. . . . Read it for yourself. You'll be glad you did!" --Allan Archer, BTO News


"This volume not only provides detailed evidence of the evolution of a specific group of animals, but also offers an overall perspective on how and in what ways bird species have changed in this rather isolated locality."--
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