Recommended ReadingGalapagos: Islands Born of Fire
by Tui De Roy
Hardcover - 160 pages (January 2000)
Warwick Pub; ISBN: 1894020391 ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.77 x 9.53 x 12.28
The Traveler's Guide to the Galapagos Islands
by Barry Boyce
Paperback - 300 pages 3rd edition (October 15, 1998)
Hunter Publishing, Inc.; ISBN: 1556508506 ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.86 x 8.01 x 5.08
Evolution's Workshop: God and Science on the Galápagos Islands
by Edward J. Larson
Hardcover - 320 pages 0 edition (March 2001)
Basic Books; ISBN: 0465038107 ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.12 x 9.51 x 6.40
by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
Paperback - 288 pages (January 12, 1999)
Delta; ISBN: 0385333870 ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.96 x 8.05 x 5.35
Ecology and Evolution of Darwin's Finches
by Peter R. Grant, Jonathan Weiner
Paperback - 512 pages (December 7, 1999)
Princeton Univ Pr; ISBN: 0691048665 ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.25 x 9.21 x 6.15
The Beaks of the Finch: A Study of Evolution in Our Time
by Jonathan Weiner
Vintage Books, Random House Inc, NY: 1995
Darwin's principle of divergence - adaptive radiation:
From The Beaks of the Finch: A Study of Evolution in Our Time, by Jonathan Weiner (Vintage Books, Random House Inc, NY: 1995) p. 141 - 142:
"What Darwin realized is that the two varieties [of the same species] living side by side are thrown into competition. . .the contest ... going after the same thing as their neighbors. In the struggle for existence, one variety or species must often squeeze another [out] ...
"An exceptional individual will benefit under these conditions .. Individuals that diverge from the madding crowd will tend to prosper ... while the rest will be ground down."
From fellow traveler Edna Hickok:
Galapagos The CD: The Only Interactive Guide To Galapagos
by Richard Polatty with Luis Die, Jonathan Green, Macarena Green
Web site: http://www.naturalist.net/cdrom/.