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Ayala, Francisco José 1934-

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Works: 237 works in 806 publications in 4 languages and 24,099 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  History  Classification  Examinations  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Editor, Author, Compiler, Other, win, Interviewee, Director, Contributor
Classifications: QH366.2, 576.8
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In the light of evolution by John C Avise( )

23 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 3,488 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
Tempo and mode in evolution : genetics and paleontology 50 years after Simpson by National Academy of Sciences Staff( )

15 editions published between 1900 and 1995 in English and held by 2,244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Variation and evolution in plants and microorganisms : toward a new synthesis 50 years after Stebbins by Francisco José Ayala( )

18 editions published between 1900 and 2000 in English and held by 1,700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The present book is intended as a progress report on [the] synthetic approach to evolution as it applies to the plant kingdom." With this simple statement, G. Ledyard Stebbins formulated the objectives of Variation and Evolution in Plants, published in 1950, setting forth for plants what became known as the "synthetic theory of evolution" or "the modern synthesis." The pervading conceit of the book was the molding of Darwin's evolution by natural selection within the framework of rapidly advancing genetic knowledge. At the time, Variation and Evolution in Plants significantly extended the scope of the science of plants. Plants, with their unique genetic, physiological, and evolutionary features, had all but been left completely out of the synthesis until that point. Fifty years later, the National Academy of Sciences convened a colloquium to update the advances made by Stebbins
Darwin's gift to science and religion by Francisco José Ayala( Book )

18 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With the publication in 1859 of "On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection", Charles Darwin established evolution by common descent as the dominant scientific explanation for nature's diversity. This was to be his gift to science and society - at last, we had an explanation for how life came to be on Earth. Scientists agree that the evolutionary origin of animals and plants is a scientific conclusion beyond reasonable doubt. They place it beside such established concepts as the roundness of the earth, its revolution around the sun, and the molecular composition of matter. That evolution has occurred, in other words, is a fact. Yet, as we approach the bicentennial celebration of Darwin's birth, the world finds itself divided over the truth of evolutionary theory. Consistently endorsed as "good science" by experts and overwhelmingly accepted as fact by the scientific community, it is not always accepted by the public - and our schools continue to be battlegrounds for this conflict. From the Tennessee trial of a biology teacher who dared to teach Darwin's theory to his students in 1925 to Tammy Kitzmiller's 2005 battle to keep intelligent design out of the Dover district schools in Pennsylvania, it's clear that we need to cut through the propaganda to quell the cacophony of raging debate. With the publication of "Darwin's Gift", a voice at once fresh and familiar brings a rational, measured perspective to the science of evolution. An acclaimed evolutionary biologist with a background in theology, Francisco Ayala offers clear explanations of the science, reviews the history that led us to ratify Darwin's theories, and ultimately provides a clear path for a confused and conflicted public."--Jacket
Human evolution : trails from the past by Camilo José Cela Conde( )

23 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 1,438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Human Evolution provides a comprehensive overview of hominid evolution, synthesizing data and approaches from fields as diverse as physical anthropology, evolutionary biology, molecular biology, genetics, archaeology, psychology and philosophy." "The book starts with chapters on evolution, population genetics, systematics, and the methods for constructing evolutionary trees. These are followed by a comprehensive review of the fossil history of human evolution since our divergence from the apes. Subsequent chapters cover more recent data, both fossil and molecular, relating to the evolution of modern humans. A final section describes the evolution of culture, language, art, and morality."--BOOK JACKET
Contemporary debates in philosophy of biology by Francisco José Ayala( )

24 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,014 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
In the Light of Evolution Cooperation and Conflict by Joan Strassmann( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 929 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is the outgrowth of the Arthur M. Sackler Colloquium "Cooperation and Conflict, " which was sponsored by the National Academy of Sciences on January 7-8, 2011, at the Academy's Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center in Irvine, California. It is the fifth in a series of colloquia under the general title "In the Light of Evolution." The current volume explores recent developments in the study of cooperation and conflict, ranging from the level of the gene to societies and symbioses. Humans can be vicious, but paradoxically we are also among nature's great cooperators. Even our great conflicts-wars-are extremely cooperative endeavors on each side. Some of this cooperation is best understood culturally, but we are also products of evolution, with bodies, brains, and behaviors molded by natural selection. How cooperation evolves has been one of the big questions in evolutionary biology, and how it pays or does not pay is a great intellectual puzzle. The puzzle of cooperation was the dominant theme of research in the early years of Darwin's research, whereas recent work has emphasized its importance and ubiquity. Far from being a rare trait shown by social insects and a few others, cooperation is both widespread taxonomically and essential to life. The depth of research on cooperation and conflict has increased greatly, most notably in the direction of small organisms. Although most of In the Light of Evolution V: Cooperation and Conflict is about the new topics that are being treated as part of social evolution, such as genes, microbes, and medicine, the old fundamental subjects still matter and remain the object of vigorous research. The first four chapters revisit some of these standard arenas, including social insects, cooperatively breeding birds, mutualisms, and how to model social evolution."
In the light of evolution by Francisco José Ayala( )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 880 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."
Studies in the philosophy of biology : reduction and related problems by Francisco José Ayala( )

26 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern genetics by Francisco José Ayala( Book )

41 editions published between 1980 and 1984 in 3 languages and held by 760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and Turkish and held by 754 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
Systematics and the origin of species : on Ernst Mayr's 100th anniversary by Arthur M. Sackler Colloquia of the National Academy of Sciences( )

11 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 729 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
Molecular evolution by Francisco José Ayala( Book )

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

In the light of evolution by National Academy of Sciences (US)( )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 695 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."--
Evolving : the theory and processes of organic evolution by Francisco José Ayala( Book )

12 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 496 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 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This stimulating book offers candid reflections on the question of cosmic purpose written both by prominent scientists and by scholars representing the world's religious traditions. Examining the issue from a wide variety of perspectives, this is the only current book to deal with cosmic purpose from an interreligious and inter-disciplinary perspective."--BOOK JACKET
In the light of evolution by Francisco José Ayala( )

14 editions published between 1900 and 2007 in English and held by 450 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
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 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essential readings in evolutionary biology( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 381 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
Genetics, development, and evolution : 17th Stadler Genetics Symposium by J. P Gustafson( Book )

9 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Darwin's gift to science and religion
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Tempo and mode in evolution : genetics and paleontology 50 years after SimpsonVariation and evolution in plants and microorganisms : toward a new synthesis 50 years after StebbinsDarwin's gift to science and religionHuman evolution : trails from the pastContemporary debates in philosophy of biologyAm I a monkey? : six big questions about evolutionSystematics and the origin of species : on Ernst Mayr's 100th anniversaryIn the light of evolution
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 ahli biologi asal Amerika Serikat

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

弗朗西斯科·艾亞拉

Languages
English (296)

Spanish (10)

Russian (3)

Turkish (2)