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Old 04-20-2008, 08:20 AM
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 152
Re: currently reading?
Hmmm. I've sort of got Ancestor's Tale on the go as well. I've got some scientific background, and I think it does get a bit heavy going at times. But I'm never sure if that's just Dawkins' writing style. I raced through God Delusion, but get him on to genetics and I find him harder going.

I love Steve Jones' writing though. I've just recently finished Almost Like a Whale, his re-working of Origin of Species, but everything I've read of his has been really enjoyable. His sense of humour tends to shine through, which is unusual, in my experience, for Science writers. Anyway, his The Single Helix is a good introduction to his style; a collection of short essays about science - not just biology, but astronomy, chemistry, and all sorts of related stuff too.