How Sex Works: Why We Look, Smell, Taste, Feel and Act the Way We Do
by Sharon Moalem. HarperCollins, 2009
Khubilai Khan’s Lost Fleet: In Search of a Legendary Armada
by James P. Delgado. University of California Press, 2009
The Dangerous World of Butterflies: The Startling Subculture of Criminals, Collectors and Conservationists
by Peter Laufer. Lyons Press, 2009
Paradise Found: Nature in America at the Time of Discovery
by Steve Nicholls. University of Chicago Press, 2009
Photo Synthesis (a science photography blog launched in April 2009)
Extreme Mammals: The Biggest, Smallest and Most Amazing Mammals of All Time
May 16, 2009–January 3, 2010, at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. The exhibit is currently scheduled to then travel to San Francisco, Cleveland and Ottawa.
Note: This article was originally printed with the title, "Recommendations."