Suggested books for learning about the pageant of Earth's evolution and live's origins.

Consider all the drivel being posting on this board recently I though I’d share my collection of favorite unabridged audio books - These are loaded on my iPod and I’ve listened to them multiple times and I dream of getting hard copies and writing serious reviews of a few of them. Unfortunately, my wage-slave shackles have been doing more tightening then loosening lately. Though I’ve been asked to build some stairs, which is going to be fun, since I’d actually thought I’d never be doing that again (and I do like stairs.) - so I’m not complaining, well not too much at least.

The Story of Earth - The first 4.5 Billion Years, from Stardust to Living Planet Robert Hazen First Life Discovered - The Connections between Stars, Cells, and How Life Began David Deamer Life Unfolding - How the Human Body Creates Itself Jamie A. Davies Sapiens; A Brief History of Humankind Yuvai Noah Harari The Universe Within - Discovering the Common History of Rocks, Planets and People Neil Shubin What Is Live How Chemistry Becomes Biology Addy Pross Life Ascending - The Ten Great Inventions of Evolution Nick Lane
Anyone care to add their favorites?

All of Dawkins’ books are great candidates. ‘Unweaving the Rainbow’ was the first of his books that I read (back in the late 90’s) and since then I’ve bought pretty much all of his books.
I don’t have any of the authors mentioned above except Shubin’s, ‘Your Inner Fish’. There are still Chapters/Indigo gift cards that I got for Christmas in my wallet, so next time I go to the book store I’ll look for these authors. Sadly the science section isn’t large, so the chances of any of them being there is low.

‘Why Evolution is True’ by Jerry Coyne is a must read. Simple to read, but packed with compelling evidence.

'Why Evolution is True' by Jerry Coyne is a must read. Simple to read, but packed with compelling evidence.
Cool, I plugged it into YouTube and he's got a bunch of talks, spanning six years, recorded there. Here's a link to the most recent: Published on Mar 4, 2016 A packed auditorium of almost 1,000 people attended the Darwin Day Lecture 2016 in London on 12 February, which was presented by Professor Jerry Coyne, author of 'Why Evolution is True' and 'Faith vs Fact'. The lecture explored whether comprehension of evolution was inimical to religious belief. It was chaired by British Humanist Association Patrons Professor Steve Jones and Professor Alice Roberts.
Why Evolution is True and Why Many People Still Don't Believe It (Jerry Coyne, 2012) Published on Jun 9, 2012 | Jerry Coyne, a professor of Ecology and Evolution at the University of Chicago and author of the seminal book, Why Evolution is True, is one of the world's most eloquent defenders of evolutionary science in the face of legal, religious, and cultural opposition. In this talk, Coyne explored the evidence for evolution, why Americans are so resistant to accepting the theory, and what can be done to make the country more evolution-friendly. His book, Why Evolution is True: and blog:
I'm looking forward to listening to them. It's the new Cliff Notes, don't you know. :cheese: