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I've tried a couple other of Dawkins books on evolution and put them all down without finishing them. This one a finished and enjoyed, most of it. He was much more engaging to the reader in this book and seemed to stay on topic much better, he has a tendency to get distracted. I learned a lot and even found myself eager to share some of the great things I learned with others.
Dawkins writes like he is sitting in a room having a conversation with you, which for the most part is a good thing, but he also has a tendancy to drift off subject and to insert jokes that probably won't be understood by all his readers. I'm sure there are a few I didn't get, as there was a lot of moments he made comments I admittedly didn't know what he was talking about.
 

Review: The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution

User Review  - Blake Roche - Goodreads

This one really dragged on and plodded along. Strangely organized, in my opinion, which didn't help its readability. Definitely not for those who are already familiar with the concepts and ideas - I ... Read full review

Review: The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution

User Review  - Alec Clews - Goodreads

Useful review of arguments for evolutionary science. Arm yourself against the zealot idiots. Discusses geology, palaeoecology and biology. Read full review

Review: The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution

User Review  - Elaine Nelson - Goodreads

When he stuck to science, it was fantastic. I loved the examples, lots of interesting clear explanations. BUT...the asides & much of the commentary were either incomprehensible (upper-crust English ... Read full review

Review: The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution

User Review  - Buddy - Goodreads

This book seems designed to preach to the choir. While it has some fascinating information in it, I didn't feel it was well enough written for people without a strong science background. Read full review

Review: The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution

User Review  - Adam Stauthamer - Goodreads

Always love hearing from Dawkins in the news. The arguments in the book are well thought out but over wrought. The complexity of the arguments are summarized and sufficient in the first few pages. The ... Read full review

Review: The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution

User Review  - Chris Davis - Goodreads

A bit boring when compared to his other books. Yet this is still informing but he is not a showman in this book. The God Delusion was much better. He tried to enthusiastically explain evolution which ... Read full review

Review: The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution

User Review  - Carlos Burga - Goodreads

Not since AP Bio have I read such a deep explanation of the evidence of Evolution. Unlike AP Bio however, Dawkins book is quite the enjoyable experience. Read full review

Review: The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution

User Review  - Bookmarks Magazine - Goodreads

"Like a detective reconstructing a crime" (San Francisco Chronicle), Dawkins amasses a mountain of evidence in this richly illustrated, enormously readable explanation of the theory of evolution ... Read full review


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