Re: Recommend your favorite Science or Technology book.
Bate, Mueller and White's classic text on the Fundamentals of Astrodynamics
No it's not a pop science book. It's a certainly a goldmine for any aspiring astronomy or aerospace eng. students. I used this as a student but I think it's also good for anyone who is just curious about orbital mechanics.
"Bennett & Meyer are obviously the Ceti Eels introduced into the collective brain of Trekdom, leading to easy manipulation (TWOK), impaired cognitive functionality (TSFS), drooling (TVH), agonized death (TFF) and extended post-mortem twitching (TUC).