First book of the series Annual Balzan Lecture

Leo S. Olschki published The evolution of Darwin's Finches, Mockingbirds and Flies the book of the first Annual Balzan Lecture, by Peter and Rosemary Grant.

Leo S. Olschki, Florence, have just published the Balzan Annual Lecture "The evolution of Darwin's Finches, Mockingbirds and Flies", held at the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei Rome on 13 May 2010 by Peter and Rosemary Grant, 2005 Balzan Prizewinners for Population Biology.
Printed in English, it is available from the Olschki retail network (, "Peter and Rosemary Grant: The evolution of Darwin's Finches, Mockingbirds and Flies", 86 Pages, 15 Euro).

This is the first volume in the series the Annual Balzan Lectures, which are held on alternate years in Italy and Switzerland, on the basis ofthe Agreements of collaborationsigned by the International Balzan Foundation “Prize” with the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences and the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei to spread knowledge of studies of international breadth in the sciences and the humanities.


Alberto Quadrio Curzio, Chairman of the Joint CommissionBalzan-Lincei-Swiss Academies: Foreword
Bruno Bottai, Chairman of the Balzan Foundation "Prize": Opening Remarks
Lamberto Maffei, President of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei: Welcome Speech
Peter and Rosemary Grant, Princeton University: The Evolution of Darwin's Finches, Mockingbird and Flies
Giuseppina Barsacchi, Fellow of the "Lincei": Morphological Transitions and the concept of Deep Homology
Ernesto Capanna, Fellow of the "Lincei": Molecular Darwinism a Milestone or a Millstone?
Question and Answersw, Closing Remarks

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