In Valley Of The Gods, reporter Alexandra Wolfe follows three young & ambitious Silicon Valley entrepreneurs with big dreams of their tech start-ups becoming the next world-changing business: an Uber, Tesla, or Facebook. Wolfe gains intimate access into the strange & competitive new world of the business ruling class.
Stories of American innovation. This book presents detailed origin stories on 76 of the most intriguing, important, and ingenious inventions realized in America, from the Panama Canal, the Hoover Dam, the Golden Gate Bridge, and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater to the oil rig, the electric sewing machine, and the telephone.
For its entire 128 years in publication, National Geographic has supported its massive editorial output and educated the world with data and infographics that help make it easier for the layman to understand important issues & info. This new full-color book from Taschen assembles 480-pages of this material, covering History, The Planet, Being Human, the Animal World, the World of Plants, Science and Technology, and Space.
Though it arguably started in the states, punk rock as an artistic & cultural movement really took hold in 70s Britain as a youthful, rebellious response to the social and economic strife of the era. This book showcases an unrivaled collection of visually striking ephemera from the punk subculture: 500 artifacts – DIY ‘zines,’ gig posters, flyers, and badges – from well-known and obscure musical acts, designers, venues, and related political groups, creating a comprehensive assemblage of the look, feel, & visual style of the genre.
Showcasing hundreds of concept paintings, sketches, storyboards, & matte paintings, plus character, costume, and vehicle designs, this book presents a visual chronicle of the Lucasfilm art department’s creative process for the first movie in the Star Wars Story series.
Have you heard of America’s most prolific serial killer? Gacy, Gein, Dahmer? Nope. In 2013 Dr. Kermit Gosnell was convicted of killing four people, including three babies, but is thought to have killed hundreds, perhaps thousands more in a 30-year killing spree. Currently serving concurrent life sentences for murdering babies and patients at his “House of Horrors” abortion clinic, Gosnell’s story is one not just of murder but media cover-ups, political negligence, and bureaucratic bungling.
Derived from the super popular Daily Overview Instagram, this new photo book features breathtaking, high definition satellite photographs of earth. With more than 200 images of industry, agriculture, architecture, and nature, it highlights incredible patterns while also revealing a deeper story about human impact.
Featuring a feast of macabre ephemera, including skulls, mummified body parts, occult objects, and various carnival, side-show and criminal objects, this book gives insight into the bizarre world of collectors of creepy stuff. Centered on 15 collectors it features extensive interviews with each collector plus specially shot imagery detailing their objects.
Since the days of conquistadors, tales have been told of a lost city in the jungles of Honduras. Called the White City or Lost City of the Monkey God, it was discovered in 1940 by a journalist who committed suicide without revealing its location. In 2012, aided by advanced digital mapping technology, author Douglas Preston led a team to the site but after a brutal journey—and one of the greatest discoveries of the 21st century, the team contracted a lethal and incurable illness.
Famed Oakland Raiders quarterback Ken “The Snake” Stabler is considered the original bad boy of the infamous Men In Black & maybe even the whole NFL. He was a hard-partying, unrepentant badass who despite his off-field appetites became the 1974 NFL MVP, a four-time Pro-bowler, and a Super Bowl champion. The kind of guy they write books about. And this is the book.