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How and Why Species Multiply The Radiation of Darwin's Finches

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ISBN-10: 0691149992

ISBN-13: 9780691149998

Edition: 2007

Authors: Peter R. Grant, B. Rosemary Grant

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Charles Darwin's experiences in the Galápagos 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, and that the driving mechanism of evolutionary change was natural selection. In this concise, accessible book, Peter and Rosemary Grant explain what we have learned about the origin and evolution of new species through the study of the finches made famous by that great scientist: Darwin's finches. Drawing upon their unique observations of finch evolution over a thirty-four-year period, the Grants trace the evolutionary history of fourteen different species from a shared ancestor three…    
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Book details

List price: $27.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 5/29/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.902
Language: English