- 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.