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The Tetris Effect: The Game that Hypnotized the World at werd.com The Tetris Effect: The Game that Hypnotized the World at werd.com

The Tetris Effect: The Game that Hypnotized the World

Created in 1984, Tetris went on to become one of the most recognizable & profitable video games of all time—right alongside Pac-Man. This trivia-filled book by Dan Ackerman tells the amazing tale of the Soviet programmer who created it on antiquated computers & how this simple game became a global sensation that in its lifetime netted over a billion in sales.

The Stanley Kubrick Archives at werd.com

The Stanley Kubrick Archives

A complete compendium of still images taken from the works of master filmmaker Stanley Kubrick—everything from Killer’s Kiss To Eyes Wide Shut. As part of Taschen Books’  Bibliotheca Universalis series, the 864-page Stanley Kubrick Archives is a photo book that also includes personal material like sketches, screenplays, drafts, notes, and shooting schedules.

How to Make a Spaceship at werd.com

How to Make a Spaceship

The ambitious race to build and launch a manned civilian spacecraft is one of the great entrepreneurial undertakings of our time. This book tells the story of SpaceShipOne—the first-ever commercial spacecraft, funded by billionaire Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen—and a group of visionaries’ obsessive pursuit to realize a private space program

Middle-Earth Limited Collector’s Edition at werd.com

Middle-Earth Limited Collector’s Edition

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The ultimate Hobbit/LOR series movie box set will soon be available. The Middle-Earth Limited Collector’s Edition includes 30 Blu-ray discs: Extended cuts of An Unexpected Journey, Desolation of Smaug, Battle of the Five Armies, Fellowship of the Ring, Two Towers, and Return of the King, plus all the extensive behind-the-scenes documentaries. Each film is packaged as an ancient leather-bound book and comes in a wooden bookshelf. The collection also includes Bilbo & Frodo’s Red Book of Westmarch featuring re-created concept art from the films. Available October 4th.

A Vulgar Display of Pantera at werd.com

A Vulgar Display of Pantera

The infamous Texas-based metal band Pantera imploded long before legendary guitarist Dimebag Darrell was shot by a deranged gunman at a 2004 show in Ohio. A decade earlier they were the kings of underground metal who became mega-stars overnight with the release of Far Beyond Driven—which debuted at #1 on the Billboard charts. This is the first-ever authorized visual history of one of the most important metal bands of all time.

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Pool Party

Pool Party contains more than 100 iconic and unpublished photos of the parties & poolside social scene at bon vivant Johnny Pigozzi’s swimming pool in Antibes, France. Movie stars, supermodels, artists & rock stars were all there & all photographed. Mick Jagger, Naomi Campbell, Uma Thurman & scores more getting loose at Pigozzi’s infamous blue pool at Villa Dorane.

An Unsung Hero: Tom Crean – Antarctic Survivor at werd.com

An Unsung Hero: Tom Crean – Antarctic Survivor

Legendary adventurer Sir Edmund Hillary described Irish explorer Tom Crean as “a great man of immense strength and endurance and afraid of very little.” Indeed. At 15, Crean ran away from home for a life at sea and went on to play a key role in the Antarctic Expedition. He spent more time at the South Pole than Robert Scott or Ernest Shackleton & he survived to collect 3 Polar medals from the UK royal crown.

I Am Brian Wilson: A Memoir at werd.com

I Am Brian Wilson: A Memoir

He never surfed but re-wrote the book on pop music with the Beach Boys. With fame came mental illness, the drugs, & the booze. His years as a deranged & reclusive “genius” alone in his Bel Air mansion. Eventually, there comes redemption. All this and a lot more of the story is revealed in the forthcoming Brian Wilson memoir.

Atlas Obscura at werd.com

Atlas Obscura

There are tourists and then, there are explorers. This forthcoming guidebook is definitely for the latter. Atlas Obscura celebrates over 600 of the strangest and most curious places in the world. From architectural & environmental marvels like the Stalacpipe Organ in Virginia to the M.C. Escher-like stepwells in India, to weird museums, & cultural events—like the baby jumping festival in Spain. Open it to any page and expect the unexpected.

Who Shot Sports: A Photographic History, 1843 to the Present at werd.com

Who Shot Sports: A Photographic History, 1843 to the Present

From the creator of Who Shot Rock & Roll, Gail Buckland, comes another ambitious and expansive visual history. Who Shot Sports: A Photographic History, 1843 to the Present brings together over 165 photographers and many of sports’ most iconic images: Bobby Orr, Jackie Robinson, Muhammad Ali, Mark Spitz & scores more. It’s a 344-page hardcover with detailed insights on the athletes, photographers and history.

Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen at werd.com

Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen

Written over the past 7 years, Bruce Springsteen’s new autobiography covers the musician’s entire life. From growing up Catholic in Freehold, New Jersey to the personal struggles that inspired his best work, this is a definitive portrait of one of America’s most enduring musical talents.

The 420 Gourmet at werd.com

The 420 Gourmet

Cannabis cuisine has long since moved beyond brownies & space cookies. This book will show how to make incredible edibles you never imagined. Despite his stony moniker, JeffThe420Chef takes cannabis cooking seriously. This book offers recipes for brunch and small plates to salads and gourmet dinners—and features gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, and kosher options. It also provides crucial info and guidelines for safe dosing.