The explanatory power of this book is phenomenal. I'd recommend this before Dawkins if you're just beginning to learn about the subject as Coyne is able to make a very broad field of science understandable to us laypeople.
This book presents the evidence in support of the Theory of Evolution clearly and concisely. This book should be read (listened to) by anyone who wishes to understand evolution and the facts that support it.
No fresh content here. Just the same old dogmatic indoctrinating nonsense. Why can't scientists just present the simple facts and evidence without pushing for the giant philosophical leap that is Darwinian evolution?
After finishing two of Richard Dawkins' books I tried this one. While I really enjoyed Richard's story and narration this book is even better. The performance of Victor Bevine is superb and the story is amazingly interesting.
This is a excellent explanation of the evidence for natural selection. It is geared at the level accessible for everyone, but only just, perhaps, and the audio book does suffer from the loss of figures as well as a couple odd pronunciations. But beyond that, this is an excellent work worth listening to filled with many examples.
yes, very good basic explanations for exactly what the title says.
the bible, because it destroys the book of genesis.
I've read many, many different explanations and proofs of biological evolution. Jerry Coyne is the most lucid and easy to understand so far. He doesn't presuppose the superiority of the scientific method that Dawkins does in The Greatest Show On Earth. Coyne takes time to explain why these methods are sound, and how science arrived at its current understanding.
Coyne is able to make his arguments in clear and concise language that is understandable to the non-scientist. Other scientists tend to be verbose when discussing their area of expertise. As a scientist myself, I usually edit science books in my head as I read them. I wouldn't change a word of this.