Evolution in Action

Weiner, Jonathan
November 2005
Natural History;Nov2005, Vol. 114 Issue 9, p47
The article discusses the efforts of biologists and scientists in studying the theory of evolution by natural selection formulated by naturalist Charles Darwin. In 1973, Peter Grant and Rosemary Grant began a study of Darwin's process in the Galápagos Islands. They assumed that they would have to infer the history of evolution in the islands from the distribution of the various finch species, varieties and populations across the archipelago. In 1986, John A. Endler published a book in which he collected and reviewed all of the studies of evolution in action that had been published to that date.


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