The Greatest Show on Earth, on this blog. Dawkins had to call me up the other day to remind me. The conversation went something like this:
Dawkins: Oi! Read me bloomin' new book! I'm Richard Dawkins, I am!
Me: I read it a while ago, Dr. Dawkins. I just forgot to promote it on my blog.
OK, none of that happened, but it could have. Anyway, suffice it to say that The Greatest Show on Earth is signature Dawkins: reading it, one not only absorbs information effortlessly, but feels clearly that one is in the presence of a man who harbors deep love for the natural world and the correct tools for understanding it. Unfortunately, as the book is an intelligent book, concerned with things that actually are true, it is unsuitable for most audiences.