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Ayala, Francisco José 1934-

Overview
Works: 215 works in 722 publications in 5 languages and 23,173 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  History  Classification 
Roles: Editor, Author, Compiler, Other, Contributor, Director, win, Interviewee
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 )

18 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,011 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a scientific explanation for nature's diversity, explaining Charles Darwin's theory for how life evolved and proliferated on Earth
Studies in the philosophy of biology : reduction and related problems by Francisco José Ayala( Book )

23 editions published in 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern genetics by Francisco José Ayala( Book )

46 editions published between 1980 and 1987 in 4 languages and held by 803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Molecular evolution by Francisco José Ayala( Book )

20 editions published between 1976 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and Turkish and held by 652 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 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science and religion in search of cosmic purpose( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

24 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 420 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
Tempo and mode in evolution : genetics and paleontology 50 years after Simpson by National Academy of Sciences Staff( Book )

15 editions published between 1900 and 1995 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essential readings in evolutionary biology( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 360 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 )

18 editions published between 1900 and 2000 in English and held by 307 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
In the light of evolution by Francisco José Ayala( Book )

22 editions published between 1900 and 2008 in English and held by 224 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
Systematics and the origin of species : on Ernst Mayr's 100th anniversary by Jody Hey( Book )

12 editions published between 1900 and 2005 in English and held by 222 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
Human evolution : trails from the past by Camilo José Cela Conde( Book )

24 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 212 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 John C Avise( Book )

25 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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."--
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 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."
Adaptation and complex design( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In December 2006, the National Academy of Sciences sponsored a colloquium (featured as part of the Arthur M. Sackler Colloquia series) on "Adaptation and Complex Design" to synthesize recent empirical findings and conceptual approaches towards understanding the evolutionary origins and maintenance of complex adaptations. Darwin's elucidation of natural selection as a creative natural force was a monumental achievement in the history of science, but a century and a half later some religious believers still contend that biotic complexity registers conscious supernatural design. In this book, modern scientific perspectives are presented on the evolutionary origin and maintenance of complex phenotypes including various behaviors, anatomies, and physiologies. After an introduction by the editors and an opening historical and conceptual essay by Francisco Ayala, this book includes 14 papers presented by distinguished evolutionists at the colloquium. The papers are organized into sections covering epistemological approaches to the study of biocomplexity, a hierarchy of topics on biological complexity ranging from ontogeny to symbiosis, and case studies explaining how complex phenotypes are being dissected in terms of genetics and development."--Publisher's website
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

 
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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)

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

Francisco J. Ayala amerykański genetyk i filozof pochodzenia hiszpańskiego

Francisco J. Ayala biologo e filosofo statunitense

Francisco J. Ayala filosof, biolog, och genetiker

Francisco J. Ayala Spaans bioloog

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

Francisco J. Ayala Spanish-American philosopher and biologist

Francisco José Ayala

Франсиско Хосе Айала американский биолог и философ испанского происхождения

فرانسيسكو أيالا

아얄라, 프란시스코 제이 1934-

프란시스코 아얄라

アヤラ, フランシスコ・J

フランシスコ・アヤラ

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