The Watch on the Heath
The books gives an interesting description of how people tried to reconcile the biblical account description of Creation with scientific findings, and the insuperable problems which eventually faced such reconcilations. Thomson has clearly a wide knowledge of this area, and I liked how he traced ideas back to their roots - apparently an argument like that of the watch can be found in the works of Cicero. Sometimes I feel that the 'Science v Religion' conflict has never been as strong as works such as this seem to imply, but the book is certainly very useful for those readers wanting to get an idea of the source of such conflict.
Note: This title is for the UK version of this book. The US title Before Darwin: Reconciling God and Nature doesn't seem so appropriate for the content of the book.