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The Resource The beak of the finch : a story of evolution in our time, Jonathan Weiner

The beak of the finch : a story of evolution in our time, Jonathan Weiner

Label
The beak of the finch : a story of evolution in our time
Title
The beak of the finch
Title remainder
a story of evolution in our time
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Weiner
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On a desert island in the heart of the Galapagos archipelago, where Darwin received his first inklings of the theory of evolution, two scientists, Peter and Rosemary Grant, have spent twenty years proving that Darwin did not know the strength of his own theory. For among the finches of Daphne Major, natural selection is neither rare nor slow: it is taking place by the hour, and we can watch. In this dramatic story of groundbreaking scientific research, Jonathan Weiner follows these scientists as they watch Darwin's finches and come up with a new understanding of life itself.--From publisher description
Summary
A portrait of scientists Peter and Rosemary Grant describes their work recording evolution as it occurs among the species of Galapagos finches first described by Darwin
Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 1995.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 1994.
  • Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Science and Technology, 1994.
  • Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction, 1995.
Awards note
Pulitzer Prize for Non-fiction, 1995.
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
154433
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
598.8/830438
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a story of evolution in our time
Label
The beak of the finch : a story of evolution in our time, Jonathan Weiner
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=057D06C1-77AD-438B-8E48-00538FB3E7C0
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Knopf, 1994
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [305]-321) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Evolution in the flesh: Daphne major; What Darwin saw; Infinite variety; Darwin's beaks; A special providence; Darwin's forces; Twenty-five thousand Darwins -- New beings on this earth: Princeton; Creation by variation; The ever-turning sword; Invisible coasts; Cosmic partings; Fusion or fission?; New beings -- G.O.D.: Invisible characters; The gigantic experiment; The stranger's power; The resistance movement; A partner in the process; The metaphysical crossbeak -- Epilogue : God and the Galápagos
Control code
ocn879202719
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First Vintage Books edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, , 332 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781101872963
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, map.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
057D06C1-77AD-438B-8E48-00538FB3E7C0
System control number
(OCoLC)879202719
Label
The beak of the finch : a story of evolution in our time, Jonathan Weiner
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=057D06C1-77AD-438B-8E48-00538FB3E7C0
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Knopf, 1994
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [305]-321) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Evolution in the flesh: Daphne major; What Darwin saw; Infinite variety; Darwin's beaks; A special providence; Darwin's forces; Twenty-five thousand Darwins -- New beings on this earth: Princeton; Creation by variation; The ever-turning sword; Invisible coasts; Cosmic partings; Fusion or fission?; New beings -- G.O.D.: Invisible characters; The gigantic experiment; The stranger's power; The resistance movement; A partner in the process; The metaphysical crossbeak -- Epilogue : God and the Galápagos
Control code
ocn879202719
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First Vintage Books edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, , 332 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781101872963
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, map.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
057D06C1-77AD-438B-8E48-00538FB3E7C0
System control number
(OCoLC)879202719

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