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Darwin"s finches readings in the evolution of a scientific paradigm by Kathleen Donohue

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Published by University of Chicago Press in Chicago .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Evolution,
  • Evolution (Biology),
  • Finches

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 487-492).

Statementedited, with commentary, by Kathleen Donohue
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQL696.P246 D37 2011
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 492 p.
Number of Pages492
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27131422M
ISBN 100226157709, 0226157717
ISBN 109780226157702, 9780226157719
LC Control Number2010036542
OCLC/WorldCa659413202

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David Lack's classic work on the finches of the Galapagos Islands (Darwin's Finches) was first published in ; few books have had such a great impact on evolutionary biology, indeed it is still one of the most succinct and fascinating treatises ever written about the origin of new species. In Darwin’s Finches, Kathleen Donohue excerpts and collects the most illuminating and scientifically significant writings on the finches of the Galapagos to teach the fundamental principles of evolutionary theory and to provide a historical record of scientific debate. In "Darwin's Finches", Kathleen Donohue excerpts and collects the most illuminating and scientifically significant writings on the finches of the Galapagos to teach the fundamental principles of evolutionary theory and to provide a historical record of scientific debate. Science Secrets: The Truth about Darwin’s Finches, Einstein’s Wife, and Other Myths [Martinez, Alberto A.] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Science Secrets: The Truth about Darwin’s Finches, Einstein’s Wife, and Other MythsCited by: 3.

The myth arose because in a book of , Darwin mentioned that seeing the various finches in the archipelago “one might really fancy” that one original ancestral species had changed and diversified into several.   Darwin wrote about his travels in the book The Voyage of the Beagle and fully explored the information he gained from the Galapagos Finches in his most famous book On the Origin of Species. It was in that publication that he first discussed how species changed over time, including divergent evolution, or adaptive radiation, of the Galapagos : Heather Scoville. In book: eLS. Cite this publication. Michaela Hau. Darwin's finches show most extreme differences in beak size and shape. The Warbler finch (a) has the smallest, the Large ground finch . On the Origin of Species (or, more completely, On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life), published on 24 November , is a work of scientific literature by Charles Darwin which is considered to be the foundation of evolutionary : Charles Darwin.

Ecology and Evolution of Darwin's Finches is an extraordinary account of evolution in action. Originally published in The Princeton Legacy Library uses Reviews: 1. They were never known as "Darwin's Finches" until , and the name was popularised by ornithologist David Lack in his book Darwin's Finches (). Lack described the detailed account of Finch evolution, recounted by the BBC, and also promoted the myth that the finches had given Darwin important insights into evolution. Adaptive Radiation: Darwin's Finches: When Charles Darwin stepped ashore on the Galapagos Islands in September , it was the start of five weeks that would change the world of .   Evolutionists assume that a stock of ancestral finches reached the islands from South American mainland. Darwin's theory is based on the fact that different finch populations that descended from this common ancestral stock over time evolved to new biological species to survive in new habitats and differing environmental conditions.