This seems to be the series of posts that will not die.
However, I have links to two more lists of the best of 2006's science books:
- The short lists for The Royal Society Prizes for Science Books for both the Junior and General categories. . They also have a list of scientist/celebrity author choices. Being a British list, most of the books were quite unfamiliar to me. Good stuff worth checking out. For any school or public library, the Junior section would be particularly valuable. via Science Books Blog.
- Library Journal's Best Sci-Tech Books, 2006 -- this list in particular is great for collection development. via CogSci Librarian.