I receive a fair number of books to review each month, so I thought I should do what several magazines and other publications do; list those books that have arrived in my mailbox so you know that this is the pool of books from which I will be reading and reviewing on my blog.
Froth!: The Science of Beer by Mark Denny (Johns Hopkins University Press; 2009). Review Copy.
Unholy Business: A True Tale of Faith, Greed and Forgery in the Holy Land by Nina Burleigh (NYC: Collins; 2008). Review Copy.
Evolution and Ethics by Thomas Henry Huxley (Princeton University Press; 2009). Review Copy.
Why Evolution Works (and Creationism Fails) by Matt Young and Paul K. Strode (Rutgers University Press; 2009). Review Copy.
Ideas Behind the Chess Openings: Algebraic Edition by Reuben Fine (Random House Puzzles & Games; 1990). Review Copy.
How Women Got Their Curves and Other Just-So Stories: Evolutionary Enigmas by David P Barash and Judith Eve Lipton (Columbia University Press ; 2009). Review Copy.
Six Easy Pieces: Essentials of Physics By Its Most Brilliant Teacher by Richard P. Feynman (Basic Books; 2005). Gift.
Six Not-So-Easy Pieces: Einstein's Relativity, Symmetry, And Space-Time by Richard P. Feynman (Basic Books; 2005). Gift.
Women at Work by Anne Dickson (Kogan Page; 2001). Gift.
I think you've got the "Why Evolution Works" and "Ideas Behind the Chess Openings" authors the wrong way round.
I've no doubt , though, that "Why Evolution Works" is a fine book.
I have fond memories of reading Ruben Fine's Ideas behind the Chess Openings (in the school chemistry lab, where we used to play chess) back when I was 12 years old. However, it is a bit outdated now and doesn't have all that much to say on biology or evolution unless, that is, you are interested in the evolution of the Ruy Lopez.
Tristram, I'm sure Fine mentions dragons somewhere.