I could not possibly agree with you more!
The Greatest Show on Earth by Richard Dawkins is an exhaustive examination of evolution. The book isn't poetic, though it is passionate but not emotionally so; it takes evolution beyond a nice theory in which you are free to believe in or not, doesn't mix it up with "intelligent design" in which you can have your cake and eat it too, and leaves you with a decision to make... you believe the science, not just the evidence from one field of science, but the corroborating evidence from many scientific disciplines that evolution is real and it's fact.
As I've said before, God & Science cannot mix.
I know it's not politically correct to say such things, but it is the truth.
God and Evolution simply put, you believe in one or the other, not both.
And if mountains of scientific research isn't to your liking, as you'll find in The Greatest Show On Earth, then try The Blind Watchmaker, also by Dawkins.