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10 Best Nonfiction Books: 12/05/10

10 Best Nonfiction Books for 2010

These are my ten favorite nonfiction books that I read this year. As with my other ten best lists, they weren't necessarily published this year. As my nonfiction tastes are perhaps more eclectic than the rest of my reading, I can't guarantee that they will all be easy to find.

10. San Francisco Then and Now by Bill Yenne (2002)

9. The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman (2007)

8. City Makers by Remi A. Nadeau (1948)

7. The Emergence of Maps in Libraries by Walter Ristow (1980)

6. The Revolutionary Paul Revere by Joel Miller (2010)

5. Kiss My Math by Danica McKellar (2008)

4. A Pattern Language by Christopher Alexander (1977)

3. The Essential Basho (1999)

2. Strange Reading by Grant Uden (1936)

1. Pharaoh's Flowers by F. Nigel Hepper (1990)

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