'GMA' Anchors' Picks: Coffee Table Books


"Baseball: An Illustrated History"

The book looks back on America's favorite pastime, combining more than 500 photographs and historical essays. The photos chart the game's evolution over 150 years and explore baseball in the age of steroids, home-run records and more. The original book, published to coincide with Ken Burns' documentary, "Baseball," was a bestseller. This edition coincides with Burns' new documentary, "The Tenth Inning."

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"Hitchcock, Piece By Piece"

This illustrated biography of Alfred Hitchcock takes movie fans into the life and work of the legendary filmmaker. Known for films like "Psycho," Hitchcock redefined the thriller. The book includes photos, letters, memos and from Hitchcock's archive, as well as a foreword by Hitchcock's daughter.

"My husband is a huge film noir fan," Chang said. The book is "really wonderful."


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"The History of Surfing"

Dive into the world of surfing in Matt Warshaw's book on the popular sport and surf culture. The nearly 500-page book includes more than 250 rare photographs.

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"50 Years at Gombe"

For two and a half decades, Jane Goodall lived among the chimps and observed their lives at the Gombe field site. She devoted her life to animals and the natural world, and her research raised awareness about the state of our planet. To mark the 50th anniversary of the field site, the Jane Goodall Institute has released the book as a tribute to Goodall's life work.

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"The Making of Avatar"

This book takes you behind-the-scenes of James Cameron's sci-fi blockbuster "Avatar." From brainstorming sessions to sketches and production challenges, authors Jody Duncan and Lisa Fitzpatrick detail the artistic and technical quest to make "Avatar" a reality.


Gift Guide: Coffee Table Book Picks in Sports, Entertainment, Comics

GOAT: Greatest Of All Time: A Tribute to Muhammad Ali, $150

True Links, $40

Yul Brynner: A Photographic Journey, $150

Gaga, $24.95

Wonder Woman: Amazon. Hero. Icon., $35

40: A Doonesbury Retrospective , $100

75 Years of DC Comics: The Art of Modern Mythmaking, $200

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