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Am I a Monkey?: Six Big Questions About Evolution

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By: Francisco Jose Ayala(Author)

104 pages, illus

Johns Hopkins University Press

Hardback | Oct 2010 | #187101 | ISBN-13: 9780801897542
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Despite the ongoing cultural controversy in America, evolution remains a cornerstone of science. In this book, the author 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.

Am I a Monkey? is a strongly recommended read for science collections with plenty of food for thought. Bookwatch 2010 Ayala presents an accessible introduction to Darwin's theory. Book News, Inc. 2010 Clear, concise, and written in an engaging style. Choice 2011 The book is well-written, accurate, and concise. It is accessible and easy to digest. I suspect that it will, in the long run, play a larger role in promoting the acceptance of evolution. -- Joel W. Martin Reports of the National Center for Science Education 2011 This book will be widely welcomed and frequently recommended. -- Ian Lancaster Biology of Reproduction 2011

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Francisco J. Ayala is the University Professor and Donald Bren Professor of Biological Sciences, Ecology, and Evolutionary Biology and a professor of logic and the philosophy of science at the University of California, Irvine. He is the author of more than 30 technical books and hundreds of scientific papers and a recipient of numerous scientific awards, including the National Medal of Science and the Templeton Prize.

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