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5.0 out of 5 stars
Fantastic, 13 April 2013
This is popular science, yes, but not dumbed down science. Readable, engaging and accessible. I must admit to being wary of popular science books after reading the likes of Dawkins on one side or Matt Riddley (quoted above) on the other, who work from their politics before the scientific reality , this is the real deal. A great read deserving of praise. A Riddley quote should be enough to tell anyone to stay clear, for fear of libertarian silliness, but I beg you to persevere. Very worthy, very engaging. Worth a squirt.