My maiden post, so apologies in advance for any errors.
One for popular science afficianados:
A large, handsome, full colour, layman's introduction to the dawn of the universe / astro physics. This was two years in the making, and written by Queen guitarist (and doctor of Astro-physics) Brian May, Patrick Moore and Chris Lintott. Stuffed full of large photographs, this coffee table book is highly readable for non scientists; and has excellent reviews all round from newspapers and periodicals (and a uniform 5 star rating from all Amazon reviewers too). I have been looking at buying this for a while, so I was delighted when I saw it reduced to just £8 delivered from a retail price of £20.