David Lack

David Lack

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. David Lambert Lack FRS, (16 July 1910 - 12 March 1973) was a British evolutionary biologist who made contributions to ornithology, ecology and ethology. His book on the finches of the Galapagos Islands was a landmark work. Lack was born in London and educated at Gresham's School, Holt, Norfolk, and Magdalene College, Cambridge, where he studied Natural Sciences. He was the oldest of four children of Harry Lambert Lack MD FRCS, who later became President of the British Medical Association. The name 'Lack' is derived from 'Lock'. His father grew up in a farming family from Norfolk and became a leading ear, nose and throat surgeon at the London Hospital. Although his father had some interest in birds as a boy it does not appear that he influenced David's interest. His mother Kathleen was the daughter of Lt. Col. McNeil Rind of the Indian army. Kathleen's father was Scottish and on her mother's side was part Irish, Greek and Georgian.
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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 150g
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135716395
  • 9786135716399