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Cocktail Codex: Fundamentals, Formulas, Evolutions

Cocktail Codex: Fundamentals, Formulas, Evolutions
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From the authors of Death & Co, the Cocktail Codex is no ordinary drink recipe book. It teaches home bartenders about the fundamental elements that go into a good cocktail and the relationships between drinks that share attributes. The approach encourages experimentation in creating your own concoctions.

Pac-Man: Birth of an Icon

Pac-Man: Birth of an Icon
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A comprehensive history of one of video gaming’s greatest icons, Pac-Man. This 340-page hardcover book is packed with concept designs, archival imagery, and stories from the game’s designers, developers, and marketers. The Collector’s Edition includes a slipcase, a Pac-Man Fever record, and an arcade token.

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Super Subversive Cross Stitch: 50 Fresh as F*ck Designs

Super Subversive Cross Stitch: 50 Fresh as F*ck Designs

Cursing is f**king charming when it’s cross-stitched or daintily embroidered. Julie Jackson, OG of the Subversive Cross Stitch movement, continues the snarky DIY trend with Super Subversive Cross Stitch, 50 easy-to-follow patterns including: Not today, Satan; Let the good times be gin; What fresh hell is this? and more.

The Astronomy Book

The Astronomy Book
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Part of DK’s Big Ideas Simply Explained series, The Astronomy Book is a great way to learn about a typically dense subject. The book explores the history of astronomy, space exploration, and the concepts surrounding astrophysics in terms that anyone can understand.

Tech Noir: The Art of James Cameron

Tech Noir: The Art of James Cameron
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Insight Editions offers a glimpse inside the mind of filmmaker and adventurer James Cameron. The 392-page coffee table book is packed with exclusive images from Cameron’s personal archives, revealing concepts that led to classics like The Terminator, Aliens, Titanic, and Avatar, plus other films that were never produced.

Book Coasters

Book Coasters
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Looking for a gift for a book lover who already has a full library? These solid wood coasters from Cutting Boredom make a great present for bookworms. They come in more than 20 different designs, each inspired by the cover of a classic piece of literature. Sold in sets of two or more.

Ugly’s Electrical Reference Books

Ugly’s Electrical Reference Books
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This series of reference books helps electricians, contractors, students, and DIYers navigate the complexities of working with electricity, and within National Electrical Code (NEC) rules. One book covers general electricity topics, and others include residential wiring, conduit bending, and motors and controls.

Patented

Patented
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Designers, inventors, and engineers frequently patent their ideas so they can’t be freely copied. Author Thomas Rinaldi’s fascinating coffee table book catalogs 1000 original patent drawings from iconic and ubiquitous objects such as furniture, lamps, appliances, and electronics.

DEWALT Construction Math Quick Check

DEWALT Construction Math Quick Check
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Whether you’re a DIYer or a construction pro, understanding math and geometry is critical. DEWALT’s reference guide includes 42 pages of useful equations and rules which will help you measure twice and cut once. Made from durable, toolbox-friendly materials with a spiral-bound edge. Also available for plumbing and wiring.

Worlds Within Worlds

Worlds Within Worlds
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Philippines-based illustrator Kerby Rosanes presents a wonderful adult coloring book, packed with images of creatures intertwined with fantastical settings. The 96-page paperback offers weeks and weeks of coloring challenge with its intricately-detailed imagery.

The Language Lover’s Puzzle Book

The Language Lover’s Puzzle Book
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Puzzle master Alex Bellos’ book is filled with 100 perplexing lexical puzzles that are guaranteed to give your brain a workout. Challenges include pattern identification, decoding hieroglyphics, and ciphers not just in English, but in other languages both real and imaginary.

The Bushcraft Boxed Set

The Bushcraft Boxed Set
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This collection of four books from wilderness expert and author Dave Canterbury includes everything you ever wanted to know about thriving in the wild. The combined reference guides include over 1000 pages of techniques for building shelters, trapping, gathering, and cooking, along with first aid and survival.

The Story of Marvel Studios

The Story of Marvel Studios
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This collectible book set offers an in-depth look behind the creation of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Authors Tara Bennett and Paul Terry were given unprecedented access at Marvel Studios, filling two volumes with over 500 production photos, and 200 interviews with the staff, cast, and crew for all 23 movies in The Infinity Saga.

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Handyman in Your Pocket

Handyman in Your Pocket
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This thick, but still pocketable reference book has more than 700 pages chock full of useful charts, tables, and information for carpenters, engineers, handymen, and anyone else who builds, makes, or maintains things. It’s not an instructional book, but it’s great for looking up figures, equations, and conversions.

It’s Decorative Gourd Season, Motherf**ers

It’s Decorative Gourd Season, Motherf**ers
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It’s time to overdecorate with pumpkins, autumn leaves, and manic cursing. Based on a McSweeney’s essay by Colin Nissan, It’s Decorative Gourd Season, MFers features stock photos illustrating the narrator’s descent into depression as his “perfect f**ing seasonal masterpiece” becomes a “perfect f**ing vermin condo.”

Modernist Pizza

Modernist Pizza
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Nathan Myhrvold and his team expand their fantastic Modernist Cuisine series with a 3-volume encyclopedia all about pizza. The books break down the history of pizza, ingredients and techniques, and include more than 1000 recipes and 3700 photos of creative and delicious pizzas inspired by pizzerias around the globe.

Marvel Greatest Comics

Marvel Greatest Comics
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Every comic book fan should have Marvel Greatest Comics: 100 Comics that Built a Universe on their bookshelf. The 256-page retrospective looks back at some of the most important and influential comics ever created, from the premiere of the Human Torch to forming the Avengers to modern characters like Squirrel Girl.

Spiroglyphics

Spiroglyphics

Thomas Pavitte’s clever illustrations offer a unique spin on adult coloring books. Each image is hidden within a pair of concentric spirals, which only reveals itself as you fill in the lines. Use two colors to create a duotone. Choose from music icons, cities, or animals.

Star Wars Mazes

Star Wars Mazes
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Maze expert Sean C. Jackson created 30 intricate mazes for fellow Star Wars fans to enjoy. Locations include the forests of Endor, Jabba’s Palace, the rocky cliffs of Ahch-To, and the corridors of the Death Star. In addition to winding your way through the mazes, each illustration contains a Where’s Waldo-style challenge.

Polaroid Now

Polaroid Now
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Chronicle’s coffee table art book celebrates the past, present, and future of Polaroid instant photography. In addition to more than 200 creative images captured by contemporary artists, the book revisits the origins and evolution of the format, along with an index of Polaroid cameras which still can be found today.

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300 Years Before Color

300 Years Before Color

Three centuries before Pantone colors, artist A. Boogert meticulously cataloged hundreds of paint pigments. The Galobart Books is offering a limited run of this fascinating piece of design history. Each book comes in a slipcase with a numbered certificate, 10 frameable prints, and a study guide. View the original book here.

My Little Occult Book Club

My Little Occult Book Club
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You’ve seen the memes, now see the whole collection of Steven Rhodes’ parody children’s book covers. My Little Occult Book Club features the funniest of his paranormal fakes – including Caring for Your Hell Hound and Necromancy for Beginners – characterized by deviously cheerful illustrations with a 1970s vibe.

True Facts That Sound Like Bull$#*t

True Facts That Sound Like Bull$#*t
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Did you know that killer whales have been known to eat deer, or that fluffy white clouds can weigh a million pounds? Author Shane Carley’s offbeat trivia book is filled with 500 strange things that sound like they were totally made up, but are factually correct.

Dr. Disaster’s Guide to Surviving Everything

Dr. Disaster’s Guide to Surviving Everything
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Emergency room physician, U.S. Air Force veteran, and NBC Senior Medical Correspondent John Torres, MD authored this guide to help us prepare for the worst. The 240-page book includes essential advice on surviving and saving lives in natural disasters, wildlife encounters, accidents, terrorist attacks, and more.

Art Boozel

Art Boozel
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Created for lovers of contemporary art and cocktails, Art Boozel is sure to please with more than 50 mixed drinks, each inspired by a famous artist. Drinks include the Frida Kahlo with tequila and watermelon, the Salvador Dalí with Spanish sherry and sesame, and the Yayoi Kusama, a sweet-tart mix of gin, pumpkin, lime, and ginger.

The Big Book of Maker Skills

The Big Book of Maker Skills
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This 208-page reference book is packed with tips and tricks you can use to build your DIY abilities. You’ll pick up skills like building your own metal forge, working with glass, wiring basic circuits, screenprinting, and more. It’s also got a section on organizing your workshop for efficiency.

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