December 6, 2008

Best Science Books 2008: The Globe and Mail Gift Books

After the depressing LA Times, one of my favourite annual lists -- Globe and Mail Gift Books. There's an incredible array of fantastic suggestions here, both from the scitech world and arts, culture and history. There's tons of stuff here that I wouldn't mind finding under the tree in a few weeks.

Here's the science-y ones from the History, Nature and Miscellaneous categories:

  • The Atlas of Exploration Foreword by John Hemming

  • Animals: A Visual Encyclopedia edited by Carrie Love and Caroline Stamps

  • Mission Space: A Full-Throttle Tour of the Universe by Carole Stott

  • Hubble: Imaging and Time by David Devorkin and Robert W. Smith

  • Antarctica: Secrets of the Southern Continent by David McGonigal

  • The Owl and the Woodpecker: Encounters with North America's Most Iconic Birds by Paul Bannick

  • Arctic Visions: Pictures from a Vanished World by Fred Bruemmer

  • Aviation Canada: The Pioneer Decades by Larry Milberry

  • Cool Stuff Exploded: Get Inside Modern Technology by Chris Woodford

And here's some really cool-looking ones from the various categories (hint, hint):
  • Battle at Sea: 3,000 Years of Naval Warfare by R. G. Grant

  • Horror Cinema Edited by Jonathan Penner and Steven Jay

  • Marvel Chronical: A Year by Year History Foreword by Stan Lee. Afterword by Joe Quesada

  • Strange and Stranger: The World of Steve Ditko by Blake Bell

  • Historical Atlas of Toronto by Derek Hayes,

  • The Beer Book Edited by Tim Hampson

  • Drinks: Enjoying, Choosing, Storing, Serving and Appreciating Wines, Beers, Cocktails, Spirits, Aperitifs, Liqueurs, and Ciders by Vincent Gasnier

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