|Full title||River Out of Eden: A Darwinian View of Life [permalink]|
|Authors||Richard Dawkins (author) and Lalla Ward (illustrator)|
|Categories||Biology and science|
|ISBN||978-0-465-06990-3 [Amazon, B&N, Abe, Powell's]|
This is only partly a book about evolution. In the last chapter (The Replication Bomb) Dawkins speculates on ten thresholds that life goes through on its way to interstellar emigration. (The analogy is to a supernova. Just as a star can go supernova, a planet might explode with life.)
The book also goes through some very neat experiments on bees and the evolution of a bee dance that codes for location of food.