Best Science Books 2009: Globe and Mail Gift Books

Yet another solid list from the Globe and Mail, assembled from a few different categories. This list focuses on gift/coffee table-style books; I've left out a few of the many science and nature books that seem a bit more peripheral to my main mission.

  • Aviation in Canada: The Formative Years by Larry Milberry
  • Gil Cohen: Aviation Artist by Gil Cohen
  • Eco House Book by Terence Conran
  • Illustrated Birds of North America by Jon L. Dunn and Jonathan Alderfer
  • Whole Green Catalogue: 1,000 Best Things for You and the Earth edited by Michael W. Robbins
  • Birds of North America: The Complete Photographic Guide to Every Species by Editor-in-chief François Vuilleumier
  • Planet Ape by Desmond Morris with Steve Parker
  • Polar Obsession by Paul Nicklen
  • Art and Nature: Three Centuries of Natural History Art from Around the World by Judith Magee
  • The Human Brain Book: An Illustrated Guide To Its Structure, Function and Disorders by Rita Carter
  • Galápagos: Preserving Darwin's Legacy by Tui De Roy
  • Einstein: The Life of a Genius by Walter Isaacson
  • Mapping The World: Stories of Geography by Caroline and Martine Laffon
  • Space Flight: The Complete Story from Sputnik to Apollo - and Beyond by Giles Sparrow
  • Surviving: How Animals Adapt to Their Environments by Allesandro Minelli and Maria Pia Mannucci
  • Far Out: A Space-Time Chronicle by Michael Benson
  • Secrets of the Universe: How We Discovered the Cosmos by Paul Murdin
  • Prehistoric Life: The Definitive Visual History of Life on Earth edited by Ina Stradins, Angeles Gavira Guerrero and Peter Frances
  • Evidence of Evolution by Mary Ellen Hannibal, photographs by Susan Middleton
  • Science: The Definitive Visual Guide by Editor-in-chief Adam Hart-Davis
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