Evolution (and Biology)

"S[cience] sees the order
which pervades the seeming disorder of the world;
the great drama of evolution,
with its full share of pity and terror,
but also [its] abundant goodness and beauty..."
-- T. H. Huxley (as quoted in Huxley, p. 553)
The Ape in the Tree: An Intellectual and Natural History of Proconsul by Alan Walker & Pat Shipman

The Beak of the Finch by Jonathan Weiner
The Blind Watchmaker by Richard Dawkins
Body Heat: Temperature and Life on Earth by Mark S. Blumberg
Bonobo: The Forgotten Ape by Frans de Waal
Brain Waves Through Time by Robert T. DeMoss

Cells, Embryos, and Evolution by John Gerhart & Marc Kirschner
The Century of the Gene by Evelyn Fox Keller
Children of Prometheus by Christopher Wills
Children of the Ice Age by Steven M. Stanley
Civilization and the Limpet by Martin Wells
Cosmic Evolution: The Rise of Complexity in Nature by Eric J. Chaisson
The Cultural Origins of Human Cognition by Michael Tomasello

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Darwin and Design: Does Evolution Have a Purpose? by Michael Ruse
Darwin For Beginners by Jonathan Miller & Borin Van Loon
Darwin on Trial by Phillip E. Johnson
Darwin's Dangerous Idea by Daniel C. Dennett
Darwin's Dreampond by Tijs Goldschmidt
Dinosaur in a Haystack by Stephen Jay Gould
Dr. Tatiana's Sex Advice to All Creation by Olivia Judson

Evolution by Mark Ridley
Evolution and the Myth of Creationism by Tim Berra
Evolution: A Theory In Crisis by Michael Denton
The Evolution of Racism: Human Differences and the Use and Abuse of Science by Pat Shipman
The Evolving World: Evolution in Everyday Life by David P. Mindell

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On Fertile Ground by Peter T. Ellison
Fossil Invertebrates by Paul D. Taylor & David N. Lewis
Full House by Stephen Jay Gould

Genes in Conflict: The Biology of Selfish Genetic Elements by Austin Burt & Robert Trivers
Genes, Peoples, and Languages by Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza
Great Feuds in Science by Hal Hellman

Hierarchy in the Forest: The Evolution of Egalitarian Behavior by Christopher Boehm
Human Language and Our Reptilian Brain by Philip Lieberman
Huxley: From Devil's Disciple to Evolution's High Priest by Adrian Desmond

The Impact of the Gene: From Mendel's Peas to Designer Babies by Colin Tudge

Keywords and Concepts in Evolutionary Developmental Biology Edited by Brian K. Hall & Wendy M. Olson

Lamarck's Signature by E. J. Steele, Robyn A. Lindley, & Robert V. Blanden
Life: A Natural History of the First Four Billion Years of Life on Earth by Richard Fortey
Lucy's Legacy: Sex and Intelligence in Human Evolution by Alison Jolly

Making Babies: The Science of Pregnancy by David Bainbridge
Making Sense of Life: Explaining Biological Development With Models, Metaphors, and Machines by Evelyn Fox Keller
The Man Who Found the Missing Link: Eugene Dubois and His Lifelong Quest to Prove Darwin Right by Pat Shipman
Mean Genes by Jay Phelan & Terry Burnham
The Meme Machine by Susan Blackmore
Millions of Monarchs, Bunches of Beetles: How Bugs Find Strength in Numbers by Gilbert Waldbauer
Mission to Abisko edited by John Casti
The Misunderstood Gene by Michel Morange
The Moral Animal: Evolutionary Psychology and Everyday Life by Robert Wright
More Than Kin and Less Than Kind: The Evolution of Family Conflict by Douglas W. Mock

Next of Kin: What Chimpanzees Tell Us about Who We Are by Roger Fouts

The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin
Origins Reconsidered by Richard Leakey

Patterns in Evolution : The New Molecular View by Roger Lewin
Phylogeography: The History and Formation of Species by John C. Avise
The Pony Fish's Glow : And Other Clues to Plan and Purpose in Nature by George Williams
Promiscuity: An Evolutionary History of Sperm Competition by Tim Birkhead

Science and Earth History: The Evolution/Creation Controversy by Arthur N. Strahler
Science As a Way of Knowing: The Foundations of Modern Biology by John A. Moore
Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors by Carl Sagan
Shattering the Myths of Darwinism by Richard Milton
Sociobiology: The New Synthesis by E. O. Wilson
Songs, Roars, and Rituals: Communication in Birds, Mammals, and Other Animals by Gisela T. Kaplan & Lesley J. Rogers
The Structure of Evolutionary Theory by Stephen Jay Gould
Symmorphosis: On Form and Function in Shaping Life by Ewald R. Weibel
Systematics and the Origin of Species from the Viewpoint of a Zoologist by Ernst Mayr

Time Traveler: In Search of Dinosaurs and Other Fossils from Montana to Mongolia by Michael J. Novacek
Toward an Evolutionary Biology of Language by Philip Lieberman
Tree of Origin: What Primate Behavior Can Tell Us about Human Social Evolution Edited by Frans deWaal
The Triple Helix: Gene, Organism, and Environment by Richard Lewontin
"The reasons that have led professionals without exception
to accept the hypothesis of evolution are in the main
too subtle to be grasped by laymen.
The reason is that only the evolutionary hypothesis
makes sense of the natural order
as it is revealed by taxonomy and the animal relationships
revealed by the study of comparaive anatomy...
In biosystematics and comparative zoology the alternative
to thinking in evolutionary terms
is not to think at all."
-- P. B. Medawar (as quoted in Science as a Way of Knowing, p. 180)

Unweaving the Rainbow by Richard Dawkins

Why People Believe Weird Things by Michael Shermer
Why We Feel: The Science of Human Emotions by Victor S. Johnson
Why We Love: The Nature and Chemistry of Romantic Love by Helen Fisher