Re: Recommend your favorite Science or Technology book.
National Geographic Picture Atlas of Our Universe
by Roy A. Gallant and Margaret Sedeen. A sizeable hardback. This was my favorite childhood book and is mainly responsible for my passion for astronomy. It's a great read for children of all ages, beautifully illustrated and engrossing in the tapestry it weaves between sci-fi supposition (it was written in 1980 after all) and science fact. In fact, I bought the 1980 version (for all of $1.50) and now I read it to my little daughter. If you have kids, buy this book.
"Imagine if the headless horsemen had a headless horse, that would be f*@^ing chaos."
-- The Late Mitch Hedberg