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Ecology and Evolution of Darwin's Finches

by Peter R. Grant
Princeton (NJ): Princeton University Press, 1999. 512 pages.

Originally published in 1986, Peter R. Grant's classic study of natural selection in action among Darwin's finches, based on over a decade's worth of detailed observations in the field, was immediately hailed by the reviewer for The Auk as "a classic that deserves to be in everyone's library." The 1999 reissue contains a new foreword by Jonathan Weiner, whose The Beak of the Finch won a Pulitzer Prize, as well as a new preface and afterword by the author and a thoroughly updated bibliography. Grant and his wife Rosemary Grant were awarded the Linnean Society’s Darwin–Wallace medal in 2008 and the Kyoto Prize in 2009.