1. The Where, The Why, & The How
by Julia Rothman
Finally, the book that catalogs my life's ambition: great art illustrating scientific answers to vast questions about the way things work. The self described "science book like no other" promises to pick you up at the front cover, delight and fascinate you in a flurry of eye poppers, and drop you off better informed 168 pages later.
(See selected artwork from this book here.)