Ecology and Evolution of Darwin's Finches

Ecology and Evolution of Darwin's Finches

Book - 1986
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After his famous visit to the Galápagos 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.

Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c1986
ISBN: 9780691084282
0691084289
9780691084275
0691084270
Branch Call Number: QL696.P246 G73 1986
Characteristics: xiv, 458 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm
Uniform Title: Darwin's Finches

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