This item the beak of the finch a story of evolution in our time by jonathan weiner paperback cdn2020 only 5 left in stock ships from and sold by amazonca. 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. The beak of the finch by jonathan weiner won the pulitzer prize for non fiction in 1995 this book gets high marks as an homage to darwin it follows a husband and wifes two decade long biological survey of finches beginning in the 1970s on a remote and tiny volcanic island daphne major in the galapagos. The beak of the finch is brilliant one of those rare books that permanently alters ones view of nature and even of life and death richard preston author of the hot zone evolution in the flesh a landmark in evolutionary studies los angeles times evocative writing exhaustive research and weiners memorable portrait of the engaging grants assure the beak of the finch
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