Darwin"s dreampond drama in Lake Victoria by Tijs Goldschmidt

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Published by MIT Press in Cambridge, Mass, London .

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  • Lake ecology -- Victoria, Lake.,
  • Cichlids -- Victoria, Lake -- Evolution.,
  • Victoria, Lake.

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StatementTijs Goldschmidt ; translated by Sherry Marx-Macdonald.
The Physical Object
Pagination274p. :
Number of Pages274
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Open LibraryOL22484280M
ISBN 100262071789

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Darwin's Dreampond book. Read 10 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Dazzling in their variety of sizes, shapes, and colors, the cich /5(10). Darwin's Dreampond is a story written on several levels.

On one level, the story is about the speciation and extinction through predation by Nile perch and human fisherman of hundreds of cichlid species in Lake Victoria. At the end, readers get some relief with indications that new species are developing to replace those by: This book tells the evolutionary story of the extraordinary "furu" and the battlefield leading to extinction.

Dazzling in their variety of sizes, shapes, and colors, the cichlids (small perch-like fishes) of Lake Victoria, like the finches of the Galapagos Islands and Hawaii's Honeycreepers, have been geographically isolated long enough to undergo unusually broad speciation.

About this book. Dazzling in their variety, shapes, and colours, the cichlids of Lake Victoria, like the finches of the Galapagos and Hawaii's Honeycreepers, have been geographically isolated long enough to undergo unusually broad speciations, forming a species flock that are among the most spectacular in.

The book focuses on the cichlids of Lake Victoria and seeks to explore why there are so many species of these fish living in one location. This "species flock" is under pressure and species are fast disappearing--they may be, as a phenomenon, one of the great natural wonders of the world.

Darwin's Dreampond is a story written on several /5. This book tells the evolutionary story of the extraordinary "furu" and the battlefield leading to ng in their variety of sizes, shapes, and colors, the cichlids (small perch-like fishes) of Lake Victoria, like the finches of the Galapagos Islands and Hawaii's Honeycreepers, have been geographically isolated long enough to undergo unusually broad speciation.

These small fish. Darwin's Dreampond by Tijs Goldschmidt,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(). In Darwin's Dreampond, Tijs Goldschmidt offers a fresh, almost breezy account of a young scientist's fieldwork and thoughts, as he tries to bring order to the explosive taxonomy of fish in Lake.

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"Darwin's Dreampond tells the evolutionary story of the extraordinary 'furu' and the battlefield leading to extinction. Tijs Darwins dreampond book skillfully blends a masterful discussion of the principles of neo-Darwinian evolution and speciation with a history of Lake Victoria's ecosystem.

Editions for Darwin's Dreampond: Drama in Lake Victoria: (Paperback published in ), (Paperback published in ), X. Darwin's Dreampond Drama in Lake Victoria Sherry MacDonald, Uitgeverji Prometheus, and Tijs Goldschmidt This book tells the evolutionary story of the extraordinary "furu" and the battlefield leading to extinction.

Dazzling in their variety of sizes, shapes, and colors, the cichlids (small perch-like fishes) of Lake Victoria, like the. Get this from a library. Darwin's dreampond: drama in Lake Victoria.

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It follows Darwin’s own organization, and it is linked to the publication of Darwin’s books. Since the Creating the Origin and Darwin’s Evidence units of the Edited Manuscripts lead to Darwin’s fifteen books, the first edition and significant subsequent editions are given here.

Only British editions in Darwin’s lifetime are included. Darwin's Dreampond: Drama in Lake Victoria Tijs Goldschmidt, Author, Sherry Marx-Macdonald, Translator MIT Press (MA) $40 (p) ISBN Buy this book.

Darwin’s Dreampond Een drama in het Victoriameer (Prometheus,pages) ‘This is not a book about a scientist who travels through Africa,’ comments Tijs Goldschmidt.

‘Evolution in Real Time would be a better subtitle, because that is what the book is about: watching. The genius of this book lies in the way he has combined the science with travel writing. The New York Times Book Review Goldschmidt’s book is both unusual and eminently readable. Nature Darwin’s Dreampond was shortlisted for the major AKO Literature Prize).

Darwin's Dreampond: Drama in Lake Victoria. Goldschmidt, Tijs. Published by MIT Press, Cambridge () ISBN ISBN 13 Slipcase has some minor soiling and may be sunned--there is a marked difference in shades between the book cover design and the matching slipcase design and not sure whether or not this was by intent.

Darwin's Dreampond tells the evolutionary story of the extraordinary "furu" and the battlefield leading to extinction.

Tijs Goldschmidt skillfully blends a masterful discussion of the principles of neo-Darwinian evolution and speciation with a history of Lake Victoria's ecosystem.

Follow the links to resources about the books and papers, mostly scientific, that Darwin read as student at Edinburgh, during the Beagle voyage, and later in his life. Darwin and his family also read works of fiction by Anthony Trollope, George Eliot, and Jane Austen, among others.

In Darwin's Dreampond Goldschmidt shows off the Lake Victoria furu as a biological case study, using it as a springboard for explaining basic taxonomy and systematics and concepts in evolutionary biology such as speciation (allopatric and sympatric), adaptive radiation, and natural selection.

The final chapters describe the effects on the lake. There are 6 similar books like Darwin's dreampond. Related books to read are "The Other Left Side: Left and Right in Evolution and Other Essays", "The Other Left Side: Essays by a Roving Evolutionary Biologist" and "On the Origin of Species".

DARWIN'S DREAMPOND. Drama in Lake Victoria. By Tijs Goldschmidt. Translated by Sherry Marx-Macdonald. Illustrated. Cambridge, Mass.: The MIT Press. $ Text: THIS book is the story of a Dutch fish taxonomist who happened to be working in Tanzania when the colorful cichlids he was classifying were overfished to extinction.

Darwinism, theory of the evolutionary mechanism propounded by Charles Darwin as an explanation of organic change. It denotes Darwin’s specific view that evolution is driven mainly by natural selection. Beginning inDarwin proceeded to work on the now well-understood concept that evolution is essentially brought about by the interplay of three principles: (1) variation—a liberalizing.

A newly described cichlid species from Lake Victoria is named in honor of Tijs Goldschmidt, author of the book Darwin's Dreampond.

The species was discovered by him and colleagues in It is. Advanced. Customer Services. Log In | Register. Darwin’s Dreampond. It is perhaps no coincidence that: 1 The books discussed above where amphidromy is not accepted (Nelson; Northcote and Hinch.

His page monograph The cichlid fishes of Lake Victoria, East Africa: the biology and evolution of a species flock () was a massive advance, but not a complete catalogue. Tijs Goldschmidt‘s definitive and entertaining book “Darwin’s Dreampond” () incorporates the work of Dutch biologists from the s.

Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection is the foundation upon which modern evolutionary theory is built. The theory was outlined in Darwin’s seminal work On the Origin of Species, published in Although Victorian England (and the rest of the world) was slow to embrace natural selection as the mechanism that drives evolution, the concept of evolution itself gained.

And Lake Victoria -- the ''Darwin's Dreampond'' of the book's title -- is a region rather than a pond: it is ''a freshwater sea.

A shallow saucer filled with water, about the size of Switzerland. Tijs Goldschmidt: Darwin's Dreampond Drama in Lake Victoria Stephen Jay Gould: Bully for Brontosaurus* Further Reflections in Natural History Stephen Jay Gould: Dinosaur in a Haystack* - his seventh volume of essays; still getting better.

Stephen Jay Gould: Ontogeny and Phylogeny** - the history of recapitulation; developmental timing and evolution. One of these species is named in honour of Tijs Goldschmidt, author of Darwin's Dreampond. This book, published in nine languages, describes. Books; Journalism; Contact; Search for: Tag Archives: Darwin’s Nightmare Environment, Evolution, Journalism.

Dreampond revisited. July 8, admin. OLE Seehausen didn’t expect to find much when he dropped his trawling net into Lake Victoria in The fish he was studying, called cichlids, had been disappearing from the East African.

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Books Inthere were someprincipally scientific, books in Darwin’s half were annotated by Darwin. We have made some 80% of the heavily annotated books accessible through a collaborative effort with Cambridge University Library and the Biodiversity Heritage Library.Goldschmidt, author of Darwin's Dreampond.

This book, published in nine languages, describes the dramatic extinction of hundreds of cichlid species in Lake Victoria in the s due to the introduced.This movie seems influenced by the work of Tijs Goldschmidt, author of Darwin's Dreampond.

Though I haven't seen the documentary yet, I just thought I'd pass the word along. I read the book about four years ago and it was really enjoyable.

There was a great mix of science and his personal experiences in Africa that I recall really enjoying.

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