Nobody knows a great drink like a bartender. So where do they go for a drink when they aren't on the clock? Where Bartenders Drink helps unlock those secrets, with 300 expert barkeeps sharing their favorite watering holes. The book features 750 locations across 60 countries with venues ranging from legendary hotel bars to hole-in-the-wall spots that only locals know about. The recommendations include some excellent reviews, specially commissioned maps, and an easy-to-navigate geographical organization. A must-have for discerning travelers looking to drink at the best bars in the world.
1971's Le Mans was a commercial flop but remains a cult favorite, giving viewers a realistic look at racing of the era. Steve McQueen In Le Mans pays tribute to the film by depicting it as a graphic novel. Drawn by Sandro Garbo and his team, this 64-page hard cover lets you soak up every detail at your leisure, and will be completed by Part II, arriving next year.
Once a novelty, we've grown accustomed to seeing satellite imagery on everything from the weather report to our mapping apps. Overview: A New Perspective of Earth displays the celestial-based shots in a new light. Culled from the popular Daily Overview Instagram account, this collection of over 200 images covers every corner of the planet, showing not just nature, but visions of industry, agriculture, urban society, and our overall impact on the planet from a perspective that's impossible to get on land.
Ducati is known for making fast motorcycles, but it's also known for making sure those bikes look as good as they perform. Ducati 90 Years: Stile Ducati: A Visual History of Ducati Design takes a look at the brand's evolution through the lens of its designs. From its humble beginnings with the Cucciolo engine to the jaw-dropping modern day Supersport, the book pays tribute to these two-wheeled icons with outstanding photography and amusing anecdotes.
The power of positive thinking might be overrated, at least according to Mark Manson, author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life. Manson's argument is that improving our day to day lives is less about smiling through our fears and faults, and more about learning to become better at handling adversity. Told through a lens of humor, it's sometimes profane yet often thought-provoking and might serve as the ideal alternative to a spoiled generation and a society that is quick to apply deodorant to a problem that needs a thorough cleaning.
Penned by Frank Caiafa, bar manager at the Peacock Alley bar, The Waldorf Astoria Bar Book is more than just a collection of recipes. Each drink is covered in full, from its history to its popular variations, making it ideal for both beginning mixologists and seasoned vets alike. It also has advice for stocking and setting up your home bar, scaling up a recipe for a large group, and a bit of general wisdom that comes from tending bar at one of the world's greatest hotels.
Some think Tim Ferriss is a genius. Others think he's full of it. Either way, he always has something interesting to say. Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers is his latest opus, based on interviews with everyone from superstars — Arnold Schwarzenegger wrote the foreword, after all — to biochemists. By examining their routines and habits, including workouts, schedules, nutrition, and more, Ferriss reveals secrets you can incorporate into your own daily life to help boost your own success.
The New York City skyline is as iconic as it is in a constant state of change. Never Built New York takes a look back over the last 200 years to see how it — and life on the streets below — could have been radically different. In its pages you'll find nearly 200 proposals for transit systems, land expansions, skyscrapers, bridges, and even one skyscraper bridge, all accompanied by interesting text and sketches, renderings, models, and prints. A must read for NYC and architecture buffs alike.
A lot has happened in this country in the last 100 years. National Geographic has been around for all of them. The United States of America takes a look back through the last century of American history through the lens of the magazine's acclaimed photographers. Organized state-by-state, over 700 images show the country's growth and advancement, accompanied by brief prefaces for each state and interesting captions to give more context to the amazing photos.
Apple's designs are more than functional. They're iconic. Designed by Apple in California celebrates the last two decades of Apple design, from the original iMac to the Apple Pencil. Dedicated to the memory and spirit of Steve Jobs, it contains 450 photos of Apple products, shot by Andrew Zuckerman in the company's signature minimal style. Available in two sizes, it's available exclusively through Apple's website and at select Apple Stores.
The simulation is real. We can only hope to understand its construct. Seven Brief Lessons On Physics tackles some basic laws of the universe in an entertaining, illuminating manner. Discussed within its pages are Einstein's theory of relativity, black holes, quantum mechanics, and other important topics you likely ignored in your last science class all those years ago.
Whether you plan on needing to hunt for your food in the near future or just want to expand your culinary repertoire beyond the typical poultry, beef, pork, and fish, Buck, Buck, Moose: Recipes and Techniques for Cooking Deer, Elk, Moose, Antelope and Other Antlered Things has you covered. Penned by former cook and journalist Hank Shaw, this cleverly named cookbook covers how to butcher, age, and store your game and offers essays and stories on what makes these foods so important. Of course, it also includes over 100 recipes for cooking it yourself, accompanied by mouth-watering photography from Holly A. Heyser.
As modern life continues to accelerate with more and more distractions vying for your attention, it's important to get away as often as possible. The Hinterland: Cabins, Love Shacks and Other Hide-Outs celebrates both the spirit and the form of these escapes. From near-city respites to remote mountain shelters, it covers the best in modern cabin architecture and design, serving as perfect inspiration for creating one of your own.
In 2011, Spoke Art Gallery in San Francisco curated a group art show tribute to the films of Wes Anderson. Bad Dads: Art Inspired by the Films of Wes Anderson is a collection from the now annual exhibit, and is the third volume in the Wes Anderson Collection series. The best artwork from the last five years of the exhibit is featured, along with an original cover by graphic artist Max Dalton and a foreword by director Wes Anderson himself.
The concept of magic dates back nearly as far as humanity itself. The Occult, Witchcraft & Magic: An Illustrated History takes you on a guided tour, from the earliest cave rituals to modern Wicca. While the 400-page book has plenty of enlightening text — researched by an art historian — it also holds over 400 images, with over 300 in color, curated from sources both familiar and obscure to provide a fascinating look at magic throughout the ages.
When it comes to Star Wars Art, there isn't a name bigger than Ralph McQuarrie. He goes all the way back to the early days alongside George Lucas, when he helped establish the look and feel that would become Star Wars. McQuarrie's iconic designs of Darth Vader, C-3PO, and R2-D2 are the most well known, but he also produced hundreds of conceptual paintings, costume designs, storyboards, book and album covers during his tenure. All of the pieces are rescanned and rephotographed for this two volume hardcover book, which also includes unpublished interviews and illustrations that have never been seen before.
As we near late October, it's time to crack a book that delves into the dark world of horror. And none are more qualified to tell Gothic horror stories than Ray Russell, the author of Haunted Castles: The Complete Gothic Stories. It's a complete collection of Russell's stories, including his famous novella trio "Sardonicus," "Sanguinarius," and "Sagittarius." Filmmaker and horror literature fan Guillermo del Toro curates and provides the foreward for this definitive horror collection.
Thanks to social media and 24-hour news cycles, our panic level over current diseases is certainly higher than it's ever been — but potential epidemics are nothing new. Outbreak!: 50 Tales of Epidemics that Terrorized the World covers over four dozen deadly spreads of disease dating back centuries. Included in this meticulously-researched catalog include ancient maladies such as the Sweating Sickness and the Plague, as well as more modern epidemics like HIV, Ebola, and SARS.
From stadiums to seedy bars, nearly everywhere sells nachos, making the Mexican import a staple of American diets. ¡Buenos Nachos! celebrates the dish with over 75 recipes culled from celebrities and chefs alike. From the classic chips and queso to a volcano that covers your plate with molten cheese, each has its own mix of flavors, and is accompanied by full-color photography, cooking tips, and a section on drink pairings that range from a simple cerveza to mouth-watering margaritas.
It's difficult to learn about style from a commercial or a shop window. The best advice always comes from the men in our lives that have been there before. Men and Style: Essays, Interviews and Considerations is a book with advice from those men on topics like scarves, shoes worth the investment, gentlemanly etiquette, and much more. Included are interviews and essays from stylish men who have taken the lessons they've learned from their fathers and peers to build a confidence that each of us can profit from.
While it's been quite some time since he was running a restaurant kitchen, Anthony Bourdain still has plenty to share in this new book Appetites: A Cookbook. The first cookbook from the Parts Unknown host in more than ten years, Bourdain shares recipes that he whips up for friends and family when he's entertaining at home and not in the midst of his typically hectic travel schedule. It's a must-have for Bourdain fans, and even features cover art by legendary cartoonist Ralph Steadman.
Food scientist and culinary geek Alton Brown is back with his first book in five years. His latest culinary venture EveryDayCook takes a more personal approach, highlighting the food he likes to make on a regular basis with his signature scientific flare. The recipes are arranged by time of day, ranging from Morning to Later, and feature items like Nitrous Pancakes, Cold Brew Coffee, Garam Masalmon Steaks, and Chocapocalypse Cookie. Capturing everything with his iPhone, Brown spent more time perfecting his visuals, resulting in photos just as appetizing as the food itself.
There's more excellent craft beer available at more places than ever, but that doesn't mean you should give up on trying to make your own at home. Brew: The Foolproof Guide to Making World-Class Beer at Home is a great place to start. Penned by noted chef, medical doctor, and home brewing enthusiast Dr. James Morton, it walks you through the process of crafting your own beer step-by-step, complete with illustrated instructions and explanations of the process, and without a huge investment in equipment. Whether you're out to brew a lager or a lambic, it has you covered.
As humans, we're naturally concerned with what things look like on the outside. Most of the time, however, it's what lies beneath that counts. Look Inside is a celebration of cross sections and interior views, showing the innards of everything from houses and cars to trees and bodies. It draws from work throughout history, starting 28,000 years ago and reaching all the way up to modern times, and thanks to the curation of Samuel and Juan Velasco, each infographic is as informative as it is beautiful.
Eating well in prison — both from a nutrition and flavor standpoint — can be challenging to say the least. In Commissary Kitchen: My Infamous Prison Cookbook, Mobb Deep member and former inmate Albert "Prodigy" Johnson gives you an insider's perspective on what it's like to eat behind bars. From illuminating anecdotes about food-related situations to recipes you can cook up with limited access to both ingredients and tools, it's as interesting a cookbook as you'll find.
Great food and drink doesn't have to be complicated, so the folks at Monocle have created his guide for anyone who enjoys simple, delicious meals without the bells and whistles. The Monocle Guide To Drinking And Dining provides a list of amazing restaurants from around the world along with the best markets and shops to secure essential ingredients. A great choice for anyone who is looking to go from foodie to professional, it also includes recipes from Monocle's favorite restaurants and a list of dishes developed by Monocle in their London kitchen.
Far from just covering your feet, sneakers have long since shed their humble origins to become icons of design and culture. 1000 Sneakers: A Guide to the World's Greatest Kicks, from Sport to Street celebrates shoe culture with a look at the most memorable and noteworthy releases, both past and present. Each shoe gets a full-color image, and the text looks at not only their importance but the technologies they used and many times the athletes or celebrities that wore them.
To the public, he can do no wrong — so maybe that's why Bill Murray has a license to pop-in to any wedding, tailgate, or random bar he wants and own the place. The Tao of Bill Murray: Real-Life Stories of Joy, Enlightenment, and Party Crashing is a collection of stories — many of which have never been reported — of Murray showing up and making his mark. From the time Murray convinced Harvard's JV women's basketball team to play with him in a private game of hoops to the time he paid a child five dollars to ride his bike into a swimming pool. If it's possible to love Bill even more, this book might be the thing to help us get there.