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Ali: A Life is the Complete & Unauthorized Biography at werd.com

Ali: A Life is the Complete & Unauthorized Biography

In this definitive biography of American icon and iconoclast Muhammad Ali, New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Eig reshapes our understanding of the man, myth, and legend through the access he had to the key people in Ali’s life—his three surviving wives and his managers. He also had access to thousands of pages of FBI files, as well as hours of newly discovered interview audio from the 1960s.

Universe is a Far-Reaching Celebration of Astronomy at werd.com

Universe is a Far-Reaching Celebration of Astronomy

Assembled by an international panel of experts, Universe is a groundbreaking survey that celebrates astronomy through 300 images created by those who have tried to understand—or who have been inspired by— the beauty and mystery of the stars, planets, and beyond. This one-of-a-kind collection includes paintings, photographs, sculpture, animation, prints, sketches, and digital renderings plus iconic works by renowned photographers, artists, and astronomers as well as previously unpublished finds.

Insecta Presents Bugs Like You’ve Never Seen Them Before at werd.com

Insecta Presents Bugs Like You’ve Never Seen Them Before

For every one human on earth, there are two million insects, co-existing with us in daily life, largely unseen and unappreciated. Insecta presents a spectacular array of these bugs and insects in super high-resolution, “hyper-real” color photographs, magnified by 500% or more. Each image is accompanied by fun and informative scientific text to remind us of the fascinating masterful design and machinery of the natural world.

Find Your Next Dream Trip in The New York Times Explorer Series at werd.com

Find Your Next Dream Trip in The New York Times Explorer Series

Edited by best-selling travel writer Barbara Ireland, the Explorer Series takes readers and travelers beyond the obvious with adventures in exotic places as well as giving new perspectives on familiar ones, all based on the distinguished journalism of the New York Times. The series launches with Beaches, Islands, & Coasts and Mountains, Deserts, & Plains. Upcoming volumes include Urban Adventures and Road, Rail, & Trail.

Against All Hops: Techniques and Philosophy for Creating Extraordinary Botanical Beers at werd.com

Against All Hops: Techniques and Philosophy for Creating Extraordinary Botanical Beers

If you’re a beer drinker or home brewer ready to go beyond the familiar flavor of hops, this book will take you on an adventure. Written by award-winning brewer George Heilshorn, it’s a guide to botanical beers and ancient ales that use little to no hops for flavor. Instead, these non-traditional Gruits are flavored with roots, herbs, and spices that will slap you silly. It features 12 main recipes plus scores of suggestions for crafting your own custom creations.

The Harley-Davidson Book is Packed with Pictures at werd.com

The Harley-Davidson Book is Packed with Pictures

Packed with over 350 photos, The Harley-Davidson Book is a celebration of the iconic HD V-Twin engine—from it’s unmistakable sound to its sculptural lines and its ongoing evolution now more than 100 years since it was first developed. It’s a visual journey as much about the Milwaukee-made hardware as Harley’s symbolic place in American culture.

How to Build a Car Tells the Story of an F-One Legend at werd.com

How to Build a Car Tells the Story of an F-One Legend

How to Build a Car explores the story of Adrian Newey, a car designer with an unrivaled 35-year career in Formula One. It covers the cars he designed, the drivers he worked alongside, and the races, revealing a true engineering genius. From his early career in IndyCar racing to his unparalleled success in Formula One, we learn in comprehensive entertaining detail how a car actually works.

Where To Drink Coffee Takes You Where The Experts Go For Joe at werd.com

Where To Drink Coffee Takes You Where The Experts Go For Joe

This is the only guide you need to find a proper cup. In Where to Drink Coffee, 150 top baristas and coffee experts share their secrets: 600 killer coffee spots across 50 countries. From cafés, bakeries, and restaurants to more surprising spots—a video store and an auto shop, the recommendations include insightful reviews, key information, maps, and easy-to-navigate geographical organization.

Steve McCurry: Afghanistan is a Body Of Work Like No Other at werd.com

Steve McCurry: Afghanistan is a Body Of Work Like No Other

Intrepid photojournalist Steve McCurry began sneaking into Afghanistan to collect images in 1979. Through 4 dangerous decades he returned to the country and emerged with an incredible portfolio. His National Geographic “Afghan Girl” cover photo is among the most iconic images of the modern era. This new Taschen hardcover is the definitive retrospective of his work.

Swiss Army Knife Whittling Book: Fun, Easy-to-Make Projects at werd.com

Swiss Army Knife Whittling Book: Fun, Easy-to-Make Projects

With world-famous whittler Chris Lubkemann as your guide, this book shows you 43 useful and fun carving projects using nothing more than a stick and your Swiss Army Knife. He offers step-by-step instruction on the traditional whittling favorites like spoons, forks, and flowers, plus some funny animals, including a curly tail rooster. He also provides advice on how to choose wood, sharpen a blade, and safely control your knife.

Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery at werd.com

Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery

The veteran of four space flights and the American record holder for consecutive days spent in space, Scott Kelly has experienced things few others ever have. This is the singular & stunning memoir from the astronaut who spent a record-breaking year aboard the International Space Station—a candid account of that unprecedented voyage and many others.

Playboy: The Complete Centerfolds, 1953-2016 at werd.com

Playboy: The Complete Centerfolds, 1953-2016

Starting with Marilyn Monroe from 1953, this complete, unabridged and titillating tome includes over 734 nude centerfolds from the pages of Playboy covering 6 decades. Consider it the definitive reference on the female form, a celebration of skin that captures the complete cultural and aesthetic arc of the Playboy centerfold.

The Streak: Lou Gehrig, Cal Ripken Jr., and Baseball’s Most Historic Record at werd.com

The Streak: Lou Gehrig, Cal Ripken Jr., and Baseball’s Most Historic Record

This is the fascinating story of baseball’s legendary “Ironmen,” two players from different eras who each achieved the coveted and sometimes confounding record of most consecutive games played. It chronicles the careers of the fabled “Iron Horse” of the New York Yankees, Lou Gehrig and Cal Ripken Jr., who 42 years later beat Gehrig’s record by playing 2,130 games in a row.