Author: Richard Dawkins
Type: Non-fiction, single subject
Full title: The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution
I read it: December 2009
It’s Richard Dawkins writing about evolution, what did you expect? Thumbs up for awesomely accessible writing as well as some sweet full-color photos. So yeah, the jabs at creationists don’t really stop, but why should they? As he says, the book is totally necessary given the state of our educational system (and Texas’ in particular). Aside from the anti-creationist agenda, the book is a very carefully laid out introduction to the evidence for evolution. Chapters are carefully chosen to guide the reader and build on what is already stated. Even those familiar with evolutionary theory will learn a few new things.