|The Blind Watchmaker|
Popular science - evolutionary biology
Dawkins' third book. 318 pages.
First read (December 2010 - February 2011)Edit
Bought it in mid-September 2010, started reading on December 3rd 2010, after finishing The Time Machine and whilst reading Guns, Germs, and Steel. Put it on hold for a bit while I finished off Guns, Germs, and Steel, and carried on reading it again afterwards.
Found it a bit dull to start with, wasn't sure what the point of it was - an entire book about the fact that complexity can emerge in theory? I knew that...
Finished it on the 5th of February 2011, having read it at work and on buses mostly. Wasn't greatly inspired, but it was a good enough book, certainly did a good job of explaining evolution and the power of natural selection. I just know it all already :P
Rating and awardsEdit
Previous book: H. G. Wells, The Time Machine
Simultaneous books: Jared Diamond, Guns, Germs, and Steel
Next book: Karen Armstrong, A History of God (first attempt)