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Science for the non-scientist (with a biological bias).

Ian Richardson "ian135"
 
The Crucible of Creation: The Burgess Shale and the Rise of Animals
The Crucible of Creation: The Burgess Shale and the Rise of Animals
"An amazing story from the horses mouth (as it were!)."
The Selfish Gene: 30th Anniversary edition
The Selfish Gene: 30th Anniversary edition
"Dawkins' most famous book is also his most easily grasped."
Bully for Brontosaurus
Bully for Brontosaurus
"My own favourite among his many brilliant books."
Bad Science
Bad Science
"Know the enemy. Essential reading and very funny."
The Arrow of Time: The Quest to Solve Science's Greatest Mystery: The Quest to Solve Science's Greatest Mysteries (Flamingo)
The Arrow of Time: The Quest to Solve Science's Greatest Mystery: The Quest to Solve Science's Greatest Mysteries (Flamingo)
"Much more accessible than "A Brief History of Time" but covering similar ground."
The Rise and Fall of the Third Chimpanzee
The Rise and Fall of the Third Chimpanzee
"An exploration of our evolutionary and cultural history."
The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection: Or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life (English Library)
The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection: Or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life (English Library)
"Still readable and this edition includes a superb introduction by John Burrows."
Genome: The Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters
Genome: The Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters
"A fascinating insight into what our genes actually can and can't do."
In the Blood: God, Genes and Destiny
In the Blood: God, Genes and Destiny
"Everything by Steve Jones is worth reading but this is especially good."
Why Is Sex Fun?: The Evolution Of Human Sexuality (SCIENCE MASTERS)
Why Is Sex Fun?: The Evolution Of Human Sexuality (SCIENCE MASTERS)
"Witty and informative."
Surely You're Joking Mr Feynman: Adventures of a Curious Character as Told to Ralph Leighton
Surely You're Joking Mr Feynman: Adventures of a Curious Character as Told to Ralph Leighton
"Autobiography by anecdote. What makes a brilliant scientific personality tick?"
The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory
The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory
"Just brilliant! Makes you feel clever by explaining it so well."
The Double Helix: A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA
The Double Helix: A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA
"Unputdownable. Reads like a thriller. (Which I suppose it is)."
The Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Life
The Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Life
"My own favourite among Dawkins' books."
The French Lieutenant's Woman (Vintage Classics)
The French Lieutenant's Woman (Vintage Classics)
"The impact of Darwin's theories on Victorian sensibility wrapped in a terrific novel.."