2010 was a great year for accessible science writing. If you want to learn something and be entertained at the same time, try out some of these recent popular science and natural history titles.
The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer, Siddhartha Mukherjee
The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival, John Vaillant
The Grand Design, Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow
The Mind's Eye, Oliver Sacks
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Rebecca Skloot
Long for This World: The Strange Science of Immortality, Jonathan Weiner
Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void, Mary Roach (I admit to having a bit of a literary crush on Mary Roach...I've been listening to all of her books, and they not only inform me, but make me laugh out loud quite often. A great and rare combination, especially for nonfiction!).
What are your favorite page-turning science titles?