They can detect electrical currents, some are covered in tassels, some can even walk out of the water. Yeah, as if Sharks in the water weren’t scary enough. Smart About Sharks is a fascinating book all about Sharks.
Let’s forget that it’s a kid’s book for a moment because Sharks are awesome and it’d look amazing on a bookshelf or coffee table. From the deadly to the misunderstood, Owen Davey’s detailed illustrations help educate all age groups about the intricacies of these beautiful sea beasts.
Every kitchen has one, every cook needs one. Knife: The Cult, Craft and Culture of the Cook’s Knife is an essential, informative, and great looking book all about the history, form, and creation of knives. If this humble culinary tool fascinates you as much as it should, you’ll love everything about this book from it’s alluring illustrations to it’s lustful photography. Interviewing knife-makers, chefs, and collectors, Tim Hayward explores how the relationship between the chef and blade has evolved the knife as well as the ways we prepare food. Knife is essentially a reference book with descriptions and photographs of over 40 types of knife, including Damascus blades, Chinese cleavers, and sushi knives. If this all sounds great but you don’t even know how to properly hold a knife, read this book and you’ll be an expert on knife-wielding grips and techniques.
Designed by Apple in California is a beautiful, minimalist book dedicated to the late Steve Jobs. Available in little and large, and showcasing a comprehensive 450 photographs of past and current Apple products, Designed by Apple in California covers everything from the 1998 iMacs to the 2015 Apple Pencil, documenting the materials and techniques used by Apple’s design team over two decades of innovation.
Let the nostalgia flow as you gaze upon classic Atari box covers reprinted in Art of Atari. The hardback book showcases familiar titles including Yar’s Revenge, Centipede, Asteroids, Super Breakout, Warlords, and Missile Command, featuring accompanying screenshots, concept art and press materials from original release dates. On top of that the book looks back at the products, diagrams and patent drawings of Atari equipment. Art of Atari is the first official retrospective of the company’s illustrative accomplishments, spanning over four decades and cultivated from museums and private collections worldwide. Whether you’re a fan, a collector, or new to the world of Atari, this book offers the most complete collection of Atari artwork ever produced. And if you’re really into Atari art, you may want to look at the Art of Atari Deluxe HC Edition.
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