Over on Twitter, a poster was interested in learning more about evolution and how it works.
I suggested the poster begin with Evolution 101, a website produced by the University of California Museum of Paleontology.
I then recommended four superb books (including one suggested by another poster). These are all written with wonderful style and terrific content by world-class authors.
I’d begin with Carl Zimmer’s Evolution: The Triumph of an Idea. This beautifully illustrated book was written as a companion to the PBS series on Evolution that aired in 2001.
The next three books are a bit more advanced, but still very accessible, and they could be read in any order.
The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution by Richard Dawkins
Why Evolution is True by Jerry Coyne
Your Inner Fish: A Journey into the 3.5-Billion-Year History of the Human Body by Neil Shubin
I could make many, many more suggestions. But that’s a start, and now I’ll let others weigh in with suggestions in the Comments below.
Please label your selections as for the Beginner, Intermediate, or Advanced student (and by student, I mean anyone, regardless of age or prior studies, who wants to learn about the science of evolution).
Please include only one link per post; otherwise, the spam filter may delete your post. Also, I will delete any inappropriate suggestions.