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Roughgarden, Joan

Overview
Works: 33 works in 131 publications in 3 languages and 9,094 library holdings
Genres: Cross-cultural studies  Science fiction  Fiction  Art  Juvenile works  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Thesis advisor, Editor
Classifications: QH541.15.B56, 305.3
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Joan Roughgarden
Evolution's rainbow : diversity, gender, and sexuality in nature and people by Joan Roughgarden( Book )

43 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, the author challenges accepted wisdom about gender identity and sexual orientation. She takes on the medical establishment, the Bible, social science - and even Darwin himself. She leads the reader through a ... discussion of diversity in gender and sexuality among fish, reptiles, amphibians, birds, and mammals, including primates. She argues that principal elements of Darwinian sexual selection theory are false and suggests a new theory that emphasizes social inclusion and control of access to resources and mating opportunity. She disputes a range of scientific and medical concepts, including Wilson's genetic determinism of behavior, evolutionary psychology, the existence of a gay gene, the role of parenting in determining gender identity, and Dawkins's "selfish gene" as the driver of natural selection. She dares social science to respect the agency and rationality of diverse people shows that many cultures across the world and throughout history accommodate people we label today as lesbian, gay, and transgendered and calls on the Christian religion to acknowledge the Bible's many passages endorsing diversity in gender and sexuality. In the book, she concludes with bold recommendations for improving education in biology, psychology, and medicine for democratizing genetic engineering and medical practice and for building a public monument to affirm diversity as one of our nation's defining principles
Theory of population genetics and evolutionary ecology : an introduction by Joan Roughgarden( Book )

16 editions published between 1977 and 1996 in English and held by 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Typescript (photocopy) of his book, published in 1979, with comments by Paul R. Ehrlich
Evolution and Christian faith : reflections of an evolutionary biologist by Joan Roughgarden( Book )

12 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"I'm an evolutionary biologist and a Christian," states Stanford professor Joan Roughgarden. From that perspective, she offers an elegant, deeply satisfying reconciliation of the theory of evolution and the wisdom of the Bible. The result is an accessible and intelligent context for a Christian vision of the world that embraces science.--[book jacket]
The genial gene : deconstructing Darwinian selfishness by Joan Roughgarden( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores evidence that suggests whether selfishness and individuality are subjective biological traits, examining social behaviors that relate to sex, gender, and family, and discussing an alternative evolutionary theory called "social selection" that focuses on cooperation
Perspectives in ecological theory by Jonathan Roughgarden( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anolis lizards of the Caribbean : ecology, evolution, and plate tectonics by Joan Roughgarden( Book )

10 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author of this treatise uses the Anolis lizard to demonstrate the concept of ecology models - how ecological context supplies the natural selection that drives evolution and how evolutionary change among species in turn affects their ecological station
The science of ecology by Paul R Ehrlich( Book )

8 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Primer of ecological theory by Joan Roughgarden( Book )

8 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le gène généreux : pour un darwinisme coopératif by Joan Roughgarden( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in French and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anolis lizards of the Caribbean by Joan Roughgarden( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evolution and Christian faith reflections of an evolutionary biologist by Joan Roughgarden( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roughgarden rejects both junk science based on spurious metaphors and junk religion based on spurious theology. In their place, she offers an inspiring accommodation between thoughtful science and compassionate religion. -- Michael Rose, professor of evolutionary biology, University of California, Irvine
Implications of density dependent natural selection by Joan Roughgarden( )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond belief science, reason, religion & survival( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Just 40 years after a famous TIME magazine cover asked "Is God Dead?" the answer appears to be a resounding "No!" According to a survey by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life in a recent issue of Foreign Policy magazine, "God is Winning". Religions are increasingly a geopolitical force to be reckoned with. Fundamentalist movements - some violent in the extreme - are growing. Science and religion are at odds in the classrooms and courtrooms. And a return to religious values is widely touted as an antidote to the alleged decline in public morality. After two centuries, could this be twilight for the Enlightenment project and the beginning of a new age of unreason? Will faith and dogma trump rational inquiry, or will it be possible to reconcile religious and scientific worldviews? Can evolutionary biology, anthropology and neuroscience help us to better understand how we construct beliefs, and experience empathy, fear and awe? Can science help us create a new rational narrative as poetic and powerful as those that have traditionally sustained societies? Can we treat religion as a natural phenomenon? Can we be good without God? And if not God, then what? This is a critical moment in the human situation, and The Science Network in association with the Crick-Jacobs Center brought together an extraordinary group of scientists and philosophers to explore answers to these questions".--Website
The genial gene deconstructing Darwinian selfishness by Joan Roughgarden( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Are selfishness and individuality - rather than kindness and cooperation - basic to biological nature? Does a "selfish gene" create universal sexual conflict? In The Genial Gene, Joan Roughgarden forcefully rejects these and other ideas that have come to dominate the study of animal evolution
Ram-2050 : a Ramayana epic for the future by Joan Roughgarden( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ecological economy : notes on harvest and growth by Gardner Mallard Brown( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crime against nature : a more accurate telling of what's natural by Gwenn Seemel( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In our hands : survival on earth : a report from the conference Ecology for a Changing Earth( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sexual diversity in the animal kingdom by Joan Roughgarden( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Prof. Roughgarden of Stanford University thinks Charles Darwin made a terrible mistake. Not about "natural selection", but about his other great theory about "sexual selection". According to Roughgarden, sexual selection can't explain the homosexuality that's been documented in nearly 500 different vertebrate species so far. By ignoring all these gay animals, she says, Darwin misunderstood the basic nature of sexuality."
Evolution and individuality ; beyond the genetically homogeneous organism by Henry Joseph Folse( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the first chapter, we argue that an individual organism ought not to be defined in terms of genetic homogeneity, but rather by the evolutionary criteria of the alignment of fitness interests, the export of fitness due to interdependence for survival and reproduction, and adaptive functional organization. We consider how these concepts apply to various putative individual organisms, review the costs and benefits of intraorganismal genetic heterogeneity, and demonstrate that high relatedness is neither necessary nor sufficient for individuality. In the second chapter, we model the benefits and costs of genetic mosaicism for a long-lived tree in coevolution with a short-lived pest. We demonstrate benefits of mosaicism for trees at both the individual and population levels when somatic mutation introduces new defenses. In the third chapter, we develop a game theoretic model of the decision to reject or fuse with a potential partner in a colonial ascidian, based on weighing costs and benefits of fusion. We find that once fused, the interactions between cell lineages are cooperative in the soma, but competitive in the germline
 
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Evolution's rainbow : diversity, gender, and sexuality in nature and people
Alternative Names
Joan Roughgarden American ecologist

Joan Roughgarden Amerikaans biologe

Joan Roughgarden US-amerikanische Biologin und Autorin

Roughgarden, Joan

Roughgarden, Joan E. 1946-

Roughgarden, Jonathan.

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Theory of population genetics and evolutionary ecology : an introductionEvolution and Christian faith : reflections of an evolutionary biologistThe genial gene : deconstructing Darwinian selfishnessPerspectives in ecological theoryAnolis lizards of the Caribbean : ecology, evolution, and plate tectonicsPrimer of ecological theoryAnolis lizards of the Caribbean