The Beak of the Finch: A Story of Evolution in Our Time

The Beak of the Finch: A Story of Evolution in Our Time

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Beak of the Finch 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a freshman in high school, my youth group at church began a discussion on evolution and creationism. Suddenly, I was worried. It seemed I could not be a Christian and believe in evolution. I spoke to my biology teacher and he offered his copy of 'The Beak of the Finch'. At first, I wondered if I was getting over my head, but I decided to read it and I sure am glad I did. It opened my mind up, learning of Darwin's predicament, and even his own reactions to his own findings, in a still heavily creationistic world. I recomend this to any one, who wants to learn more of evolution or just for a good read- however, it may not be for those who are uninterested in science.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have been assigned this book over my SPRING BREAK for my AP Bio class.... I read the first couple of chapters and its interesting in some way, but i wouldn't recommend it to people who are not interested in science...
Guest More than 1 year ago
I beg to differ with the folks who said this book was 'filled with statistics' or too scientifically-written. This is a good narrative about a scientific undertaking, and reading it as a scientist, I think it borderlines as a little too flaky in parts. Overall, I really enjoyed the read--it gave you all the gory details about how it must have felt to be Peter Grant working in the Galapagos Islands.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best popular science books ever written. It is also a beautiful piece of literature and deserved The Pulitzer Prize it received. Bravo to Jonathan Weiner!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
i had to read this book for my apes course, and i fell asleep reading it. it may be filled with lots of factual, interesting points, but it presents them in a highly scientific, and overall boring manner. if it was less scientific without the extreme details, it would be a much better book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a well written book but as it says in its overview, it is the story of two Princeton University scientists studying evolution. I think it should be classified as fiction. Unfortunately it fails to address that the “evidence of evolution”, increased beak size following a drought, returned to normal as the rains returned. There was no net long term change in morphology thus no evidence of evolution. In fact research shows that 2 species are actually interbreeding which will lead to convergence of these 2 species, the opposite of evolution. I try to find research that can address some serious concerns I have about evolution such as how low energy carbon compounds can magically form protein or how genetic mutation can lead to evolution rather than cancer. I’m not finding it so I am taking creationism a lot more seriously. This book wasn’t really accurate in its presentation or evidence of evolution.
Guest More than 1 year ago
it was sooo dull it felt like a book full of statistics. so uninteresting