And you thought dog photos taken on land were cute. Underwater Dogs ($12) is a testament to the power of the pooch. Weighing in at over 140 pages, it features more than 80 portraits by award-winning pet photographer and animal rights activist Seth Casteel, all printed in high quality on thick stock. A perfect oversized stocking stuffer for the canine lover in your life.
Given that it's Bond's 50th anniversary and Skyfall opens next week, odds are you're going to see a lot of Bond-related stuff pop up over the coming days — but nothing as comprehensive as this. Weighing in at 600 pages, The James Bond Archives ($200) is the result of two years of research in the EON Productions archives. Inside, you'll find 1,100 images, including previously unpublished stills, on-set photos, memos, storyboards, designs, posters, and more, all accompanied by oral history from over 150 cast and crew members who worked on everything from Dr. No to the latest 007 adventure.
Despite the stereotypes, most guys aren't really that handy. Which is why we need helpers like The Art of Fixing Things. This slim paperback provides you with 150 tips and tricks for doing repairs — it's information that most of us are smart enough to know but never got experience doing. Helping you along are over 175 photo illustrations, so all you need to provide are the problem, the tools, and the brawn.