It was great to see the other day Eleanor Harris’s blog post on NewScientist.com’s CultureLab blog on the best books of 2009. She asked a few New Scientist staffers to pick their favorites this past year and Graham Lawton, Deputy Editor of the magazine, selected our very own CODES OF THE UNDERWORLD: How Criminals Communicate, by Diego Gambetta. Lawton admists this is more social science than hard science but it made his list nonetheless! What were your favorite science books of the year? We’d love to read your picks!