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Darwin's Finches : Cambridge Science Classics - David Lack

Darwin's Finches

Cambridge Science Classics

By: David Lack, Laurene M. Ratcliffe (Introduction by), Peter T. Boag (Introduction by)

Paperback

Published: 14th November 1983
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David Lack's classic work on the finches of the Galapagos Islands (Darwin's Finches) was first published in 1947; 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. The 1947 version is reproduced with facsimile pages of the original text, tables and line illustrations. The major feature of this reprint is the additional material supplied by Dr Peter Boag and Dr Laurene Ratcliffe who have both completed studies on the Galapagos. The readership will comprise students of evolution and ecology and those interested in the history of evolutionary thought. Amateur ornithologists and tourists visiting the Galapagos Islands will find this account fascinating.

Description
Galapagos scene
Classification
Ecology
Female plumage
Male plumage and sexual selection
Beak differences and food
Size differences between island forms
Size differences between species
Individual variation
Hybridisation
An evolutionary tree
Interpretation
The origin of the Galapagos fauna
The origin of subspecies
The origin of species
The persistence of species
Adaptive radiation
Summary
Acknowledgements
Tables of measurements
References
Indexes
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521272421
ISBN-10: 0521272424
Series: Cambridge Science Classics
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 14th November 1983
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.55
Weight (kg): 0.35