By Richard Dawkins
A lively and readable protection of Darwinism which leaps without difficulty from the primeval soup to lengthy rows of taxonomy. Deep adequate to be beneficial to biologists, but easy and well-written so that it will entice a mass viewers. Illustrated.
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The Blind Watchmaker: Why the Evidence of Evolution Reveals a Universe Without Design by Richard Dawkins