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Planet Earth

A Big Prize For Finch Beaks

The LoomBy Carl ZimmerJune 20, 2009 12:06 AM


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The Kyoto Prize has gone to Peter and Rosemary Grant, I see from 80 Beats. Congratulations to them both for this Nobel-esque honor. If you don't immediately recognize their names, you can start with this post I wrote last fall about the Grants' research on the evolution of Darwin's Finches, and then finish up with a couple books: their own How and Why Species Multiply: The Radiation of Darwin's Finches and the Pulitzer-Prize winning The Beak of the Finch: A Story of Evolution in Our Time


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