Despite what the big pizza chains might have you believe, it's a way more versatile food than the standard sauce, cheese, and meat formula would have you believe. With the recipes in Revolutionary Pizza: Bold Pies that Will Change Your Life...and Dinner, you can serve up outside-the-box pies from your own kitchen. Penned by Dimitri Syrkin-Nikolau, founder of Chicago's celebrated Dimo's Pizza, this 160-page cookbook includes recipes for pizzas boasting toppings ranging from steak and eggs to chicken and waffles, as well as for making your own doughs and sauces. It's a must-have for any true pizza lover.
You care about things — that's no secret — but when was the last time you stopped to think about the stuff that actually goes into all the things around you? Stuff Matters: Exploring the Marvelous Materials That Shape Our Man-Made World takes materialism to a whole other level, delving deep into every little thing that makes up the stuff in our world. If you've ever wondered why glass was transparent, what makes elastic stretch, or what makes steel so hard, then this is the book for you. Written by a renowned materials scientist, you'll learn about the processes and history behind the creation of some of the world's most interesting materials, from porcelain to graphene.
Getting back to nature doesn't have to mean giving up your modern life. Take the retreats in Hide & Seek: The Architecture of Cabins & Hideouts for example. This 250+ page tome expands on the shelters shown in Rock the Shack, highlighting tons of structures that give their owners a chance to enjoy the natural settings around them, whether it be in the forest, high in the mountains, or on the water's edge, while maintaining a distinct sense of style.