This book will go long way in trying to explain the easy problems of consciousness. For a richer understanding of the 'hard problems' theories related to the 'Quantum Mind' might be more useful.
Two books by Nicholas Humphrey, a prominent figure in research on the evolution of human intelligence and consciousness
- Seeing Red: A Study in Consciousness (Mind/Brain/Behavior Initiative; 2009) http://amzn.com/0674030540 + For a review check http://gu.com/p/2m6yk or http://www.hcs.harvard.edu/~hbr/issues/7.3spring06/articles/seeingred.shtml
- Soul Dust: The Magic of Consciousness (2011) http://amzn.com/0691138621 for a review check http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/22/books/review/book-review-soul-dust-the-magic-of-consciousness-by-nicholas-humphrey.html ;
Hard problems of consiousness @ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hard_Problem_of_Consciousness ;
Book available @ http://amzn.com/110701199X
Acknowledgment: Thank you Howard Ellison for suggesting to include Nicholas Humphrey. Visit Howard @ http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=84197902&amp;authType=name&amp;authToken=bQpC&amp;goback=%2Eamf_78660_84197902&amp;trk=NUS_DISC_Q-ncuc_cmtr&nbsp;&nbsp;