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Ayala, Francisco José 1934-

Overview
Works: 212 works in 629 publications in 4 languages and 20,260 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  History  Classification  Examinations, questions, etc  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler, Other, Interviewee, Contributor, Director
Classifications: QH366.2, 576.8
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Most widely held works about Francisco José Ayala
 
Most widely held works by Francisco José Ayala
Darwin's gift to science and religion by Francisco José Ayala( Book )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Polish and held by 1,012 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Taking a more pacific tone than Richard Dawkins and Daniel Dennett in this marvelous little book, Ayala, a UC-Irvine biologist and member of the National Academy of Sciences, offers a way to reconcile religion and science on the issue of evolution. He is uniquely well suited to address this: before becoming an evolutionary biologist, he trained for the Catholic priesthood. According to Ayala, Darwin provides both a clear understanding of the nature of the physical world and an explanation for its flaws that takes the onus for them off of God. Natural selection gives scientists an eminently plausible and verifiable explanation of the shape species and members of those species have taken over millions of years. For religious believers, evolution offers an explanation for the flawed designs--such as the too narrow human birth canal and our badly designed jawbone -- that might call into question the work of a benevolent designer. Ayala points out that science and religion perform different roles in human understanding: science offers a way of knowing the material world, but matters of value and meaning--the core of religion--are outside of the scope of scientific investigation. This elegant book provides the single best introduction to Darwin and the development of evolutionary biology now available."--Publishers Weekly
Studies in the philosophy of biology : reduction and related problems by Francisco José Ayala( Book )

19 editions published in 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern genetics by Francisco José Ayala( Book )

33 editions published between 1980 and 1984 in 3 languages and held by 752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Molecular evolution by Francisco José Ayala( Book )

15 editions published between 1976 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Am I a monkey? : six big questions about evolution by Francisco José Ayala( Book )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite the ongoing cultural controversy in America, evolution remains a cornerstone of science. In this book, Francisco J. Ayala---an evolutionary biologist, member of the National Academy of Sciences, and winner of the National Medal of Science and the Templeton Prize---cuts to the chase in a daring attempt to address, in nontechnical language several questions. This to-the-point book answers each of these questions with force. Ayala's occasionally biting essays refuse to lend credence to disingenuous ideas and arguments. He lays out the basic science that underlies evolutionary theory, explains how the process works, and soundly makes the case for why evolution is not a threat to religion. Brief, incisive, topical, authoritative, Am I a Monkey? will take you a day to read and a lifetime to ponder. --Book jacket
Evolving : the theory and processes of organic evolution by Francisco José Ayala( Book )

11 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science and religion in search of cosmic purpose by John F Haught( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tempo and mode in evolution : genetics and paleontology 50 years after Simpson( Book )

14 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemporary debates in philosophy of biology by Francisco José Ayala( Book )

23 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Contemporary Debates in Philosophy of Biology brings together original essays on some of the most hotly debated questions in this lively and fast-moving field. Each of the ten sections introduces a specific issue within philosophy of biology and offers suggestions for further reading. Pairs of newly commissioned essays by leading scholars discuss the central questions in an engaging head-to-head debate. Together, the essays provide an accessible introduction to philosophy of biology, and a springboard to further discussion. Showcasing original arguments for well-defined positions, as well as clear and concise statements of sophisticated philosophical views, this volume is an excellent resource for professional philosophers, biologists, and students alike"--Jacket
Population and evolutionary genetics : a primer by Francisco José Ayala( Book )

14 editions published between 1982 and 1989 in English and Russian and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essential readings in evolutionary biology( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces scholarly thought from the nineteenth-century birth of evolutionary biology to the mapping of the human genome through forty-eight essays, arranged in chronological order, each preceded by a one-page essay that explains the significance of the chosen work
Variation and evolution in plants and microorganisms : toward a new synthesis 50 years after Stebbins by Francisco José Ayala( Book )

14 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of 17 papers marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of Stebbins' classic. Organized into five sections, the book covers: early evolution and the origin of cells, virus and bacterial models, protoctist models, population variation, and trends and patterns in plant evolution
Systematics and the origin of species : on Ernst Mayr's 100th anniversary by Jody Hey( Book )

11 editions published between 1900 and 2005 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In December 2004, the National Academy of Sciences sponsored a colloquium on "Systematics and the Origin of Species" to celebrate Ernst Mayr's 100th anniversary and to explore current knowledge concerning the origin of species. In 1942
In the light of evolution( Book )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the second volume from the In the Light of Evolution series, based on a series of Arthur M. Sackler colloquia, and designed to promote the evolutionary sciences. Each installment explores evolutionary perspectives on a particular biological topic that is scientifically intriguing but also has special relevance to contemporary societal issues or challenges. Individually and collectively, the ILE series aims to interpret phenomena in various areas of biology through the lens of evolution, address some of the most intellectually engaging as well as pragmatically important societal issues of our times, and foster a greater appreciation of evolutionary biology as a consolidating foundation for the life sciences."--Pub. desc
Human evolution : trails from the past by Camilo José Cela Conde( Book )

21 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is intended as a comprehensive overview of hominid evolution, synthesising data and approaches from physical anthropology, genetics, archaeology, psychology and philosophy. Human evolution courses are now widespread and this book has the potential to satisfy the requirements of most, particularly at the advanced undergraduate and graduate level. It is based on a translation, albeit with substantial modification, of a successful Spanish language book. - ;Human Evolution provides a comprehensive overview of hominid evolution, synthesising data and approaches from fields as diverse as p
In the light of evolution by Arthur M. Sackler Colloquium of the National Academy of Sciences In the Light of Evolution II: Biodiversity and extinction( Book )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Two Centuries of Darwin is the outgrowth of an Arthur M. Sackler Colloquium, sponsored by the National Academy of Sciences on January 16-17, 2009. In the chapters of this book, leading evolutionary biologists and science historians reflect upon and commemorate the Darwinian Revolution. They canvass modern research approaches and current scientific thought on each of the three main categories of selection (natural, artificial, and sexual) that Darwin addressed during his career. Although Darwin's legacy is associated primarily with the illumination of natural selection in The Origin, he also contemplated and wrote extensively about what we now term artificial selection and sexual selection. In a concluding section of this book, several science historians comment on Darwin's seminal contributions. Two Centuries of Darwin is the third book of the In the Light of Evolution series. Each installment in the series explores evolutionary perspectives on a particular biological topic that is scientifically intriguing but also has special relevance to contemporary societal issues or challenges. The ILE series aims to interpret phenomena in various areas of biology through the lens of evolution and address some of the most intellectually engaging, as well as pragmatically important societal issues of our times."--Publisher's description
Colloquium on Variation and Evolution in Plants and Microorganisms--Toward a New Synthesis--50 Years After Stebbins by Colloquium on Variation and Evolution in Plants and Microorganisms: Toward a New Synthesis: 50 years After Stebbins( Book )

8 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the light of evolution by In the Light of Evolution VI: Brain and Behavior Arthur M. Sackler Colloquium of the National Academy of Sciences( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is the outgrowth of the Arthur M. Sackler Colloquium "Brain and Behavior," which was sponsored by the National Academy of Sciences on January 20-21, 2012, at the Academy's Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center in Irvine, CA. It is the sixth in a series of Colloquia under the general title "In the Light of Evolution." Specifically, In Light of Evolution: Brain and Behavior focuses on the field of evolutionary neuroscience that now includes a vast array of different approaches, data types, and species."
La evolución de un evolucionista : escritos selexccionados by Francisco José Ayala( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in Spanish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the light of evolution by National Academy of Sciences (É.-U.)( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Human Condition is a collection of papers by leading evolutionary biologists and philosophers of science that reflect upon the Darwinian Revolution as it relates to the human condition at levels ranging from the molecular to the theological. The book focuses on understanding the evolutionary origin of humans and their biological and cultural traits. The Human Condition is organized into three parts: Human Phylogenetic History and the Paleontological Record; Structure and Function of the Human Genome; and Cultural Evolution and the Uniqueness of Being Human. This fourth volume from the In the Light of Evolution (ILE) series, based on a series of Arthur M. Sackler colloquia, was designed to promote the evolutionary sciences. Each volume explores evolutionary perspectives on a particular biological topic that is scientifically intriguing but also has special relevance to contemporary societal issues or challenges. Individually and collectively, the ILE series interprets phenomena in various areas of biology through the lens of evolution, addresses some of the most intellectually engaging as well as pragmatically important societal issues of our times, and fosters a greater appreciation of evolutionary biology as a consolidating foundation for the life sciences
 
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Darwin's gift to science and religion
Alternative Names
Ajala F.

Ajala, F. 1934-

Aŭala, F.

Ayala, F. 1934-

Ayala, F. J. 1934-

Ayala, Francisco

Ayala, Francisco 1934-

Ayala , Francisco J.

Ayala, Francisco J. 1934-

Ayala, Francisco J. (Francisco José), 1934-

Ayala, Francisco José

Ayala, Francisco José 1934-

Ayala, Francisco Jr

Ayala Pereda, Francisco J.

Ayala Pereda, Francisco J. 1934-

Ayala Pereda, Francisco José 1934-

Francisco J. Ayala amerykański genetyk i filozof pochodzenia hiszpańskiego

Francisco J. Ayala biologo e filosofo statunitense

Francisco J. Ayala Spaans bioloog

Francisco J. Ayala spanisch-US-amerikanischer Biologe, Genetiker, Evolutionsbiologe

Francisco José Ayala

Франсиско Хосе Айала американский биолог и философ испанского происхождения

فرانسيسكو أيالا

아얄라, 프란시스코 제이 1934-

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アヤラ, フランシスコ・J

フランシスコ・アヤラ

Languages
English (233)

Spanish (6)

Russian (3)

Polish (1)

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Am I a monkey? : six big questions about evolutionScience and religion in search of cosmic purposeTempo and mode in evolution : genetics and paleontology 50 years after SimpsonContemporary debates in philosophy of biologyPopulation and evolutionary genetics : a primerVariation and evolution in plants and microorganisms : toward a new synthesis 50 years after StebbinsSystematics and the origin of species : on Ernst Mayr's 100th anniversaryIn the light of evolution