Originally Posted by cassidym
To all these recommendations, I would add The Physics of Star Trek by Lawrence Krauss. Written back in the mid-90's, it examines all of the science in the Star Trek series, like warp factor speed, 'beam me up Scottie' etc and discusses the actual physics. Very interesting book.
Which brings to mind The Science of Jurassic Park and The Lost World.
(Not available as an ebook, though Google has one)
And then THAT brings to mind How to Build a Dinosaur
(co-written by one of The Biggies in dino paleontolgy, Jack Horner) This one is available as an ebook: