Best Science Books 2010: SFGate / San Francisco Chronicle

This list is from SFGate / San Francisco Chronicle and is drawn from their nonfiction, architecture and nature lists.

  • The Wave: In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks, and Giants of the Ocean by Susan Casey
  • Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void by Mary Roach
  • Atlantic: Great Sea Battles, Heroic Discoveries, Titanic Storms, and a Vast Ocean of a Million Stories by Simon Winchester
  • City Building: Nine Planning Principles for the Twenty-First Century by John Lund Kriken
  • Float!: Building on Water to Combat Urban Congestion and Climate Change by Koen Olthuis and David Keuning
  • Bird Songs Bible: The Complete Illustrated Reference for North American Birds edited by Les Beletsky
  • Rivers of California: Nature's Lifelines in the Golden State by Tim Palmer

I'm always looking for recommendations and notifications of book lists as they appear in various media outlets. If you see one that I haven't covered, please let me know at jdupuis at yorku dot ca or in the comments.

I am picking up a lot of lists from Largehearted Boy.

Earlier entries in this year's list of lists can be found here and the 2009 summary post here.

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Largehearted Boy's list of lists is fantastic.

What was your favorite science book in 2010? Mine has to be THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS. I have read a number of good science books for kids, too, including several Scientists in the Field titles like PROJECT SEAHORSE and KAKAPO RESCUE. Both have plenty appeal for grown-up readers.