Ecology and Evolution of Darwin's Finches
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Ecology and Evolution of Darwin's Finches by Peter R. Grant
Book DescriptionAfter his famous visit to the Galapagos Islands, Darwin speculated that "one might fancy that, from an original paucity of birds in this archipelago, one species had been taken and modified for different ends." This book is the classic account of how much we have since learned about the evolution of these remarkable birds. Based upon over a decade's research, Grant shows how interspecific competition and natural selection act strongly enough on contemporary populations to produce observable and measurable evolutionary change. In this new edition, Grant outlines new discoveries made in the thirteen years since the book's publication. Ecology and Evolution of Darwin's Finches is an extraordinary account of evolution in action.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780691048666
(229mm x 152mm x 32mm)
Imprint: Princeton University Press
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publish Date: 7-Dec-1999
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Peter R. Grant
40 Years of Evolution, Hardback (May 2014)
Offers an evolutionary history of Darwin's finches since their origin almost 3 million years ago. By continuously tracking finch populations over a period of four decades, this title uncovers the causes and consequences of significant events leading to evolutionary changes in species.
How and Why Species Multiply, Paperback (May 2011)
Charles Darwin's experiences in the Galapagos Islands in 1835 helped to guide his thoughts toward a revolutionary theory: that species were not fixed but diversified from their ancestors over many generations. This book explains what we have learned about the origin and evolution of new species.
In Search of the Causes of Evolution, Paperback (November 2010)» View all books by Peter R. Grant
Evolutionary biology has witnessed breathtaking advances over the years. This book describes the advances and explains why a cross-disciplinary and integrated approach to research questions is so essential. It discusses the origins of biological diversity, and mechanisms of evolutionary change at the molecular and developmental levels.
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