The Ancestor's Tale by Richard Dawkins
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I read it and enjoyed it. I think his writing still provides some of the best insight into biological thought today. I will say that I would prefer more severe editing. To be fair, I am old and have have read much of his earlier stuff and references to older works in the book that are repetitive to me might be brilliant to those more recently introduced to Dawkins.
The shear size of the book and the number of links in the evolutionary chain really make you appreciate just how mind boggling the age of the earth is.
From a quick glance I don't see many other Dawkins works in your library and would heartily recommend them. I can see you have a fair few sceptical works so I think that perhaps the The Blind Watchmaker would be a good recommendation as it basically works through some of the main arguments against or difficulties with understanding evolution and de-bunks them.
I agree with the comment above about editing The Ancestor's Tale but I find his other books lean and mean thought provokers.
Thanks for the suggestion, Psi... I've read The Blind Watchmaker but don't yet have a copy of it. To be honest, I went into the bookstore looking for The God Delusion, but this just caught my eye. I foresee further purchases of Mr. Dawkins in the future! And I'm glad to hear you both enjoyed it.
I was looking for an overview of the interesting parts of evolutionary biology, and I think I got it.