Wow, the most catastropically disappointing list so far. A major paper like the LA Times can't find even one science book worth mentioning. The only one close is a nature title. From the non-fiction list:
- The Saga of the Wild Horse in the American West by Deanne Stillman
Interestingly, there are science fiction and mystery lists, something many other papers don't bother with.
On a more cheerful note, Joseph Sullivan's list of the best book covers of the year does have a few really nice examples from science books.