'GMA's' Favorite Coffee-Table Books of 2008

Each holiday season, the "Good Morning America" anchors choose their favorite coffee-table books of the year. Some of the books are so beautiful and inventive, they qualify as works of art, and they make great gifts for a loved one.

Find favorites from Diane Sawyer, Chris Cuomo, Robin Roberts, Sam Champion and Kate Snow below.

Diane Sawyer's Pick

Birdscapes: A Pop-Up Celebration of Bird Songs in Stereo Sound

Seven elaborately produced, full-color pop-ups portraying dozens of bird species in diverse North American habitats, with complete descriptions of the habitats and birds at the back of the book

By Miyoko Chu, director of communications at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Pop-up "engineering" by Gene Vosough, Renee Jablow and Andy Baron Publisher: Chronicle Books
Cost: $60 - AAA batteries included!

Chris Cuomo's Picks

American Road Warriors: Classic Muscle Cars

A great gift for the gearhead in your life. Editors at Car and Driver magazine present a one-of-a-kind look at classic American muscle cars; contains original articles from the cars' first releases, detailed road-test entries that review each car in depth and vintage ads

Edited by Ted West
Publisher: Car & Driver,Filipacchi Publishing
Price: $24.99

We Interrupt This Broadcast

A look at moments in history that you remember just where you were when it happened; comes with three audio CDs with more than two hours of original broadcasts; features broadcasts of the Hindenburg crash, Princess Diana's death, Sept. 11, Richard Nixon's resignation, the Cuban missile crisis and many more

By Joe Garner; foreword by Walter Cronkite; afterword by Brian Williams; narrated by Bill Kurtis
Publisher: Source Books
Price: $49.95

Robin Roberts' Picks


Unique insights and wisdom from an extraordinary group of people older than 65 who have all made their mark on the world; Archbishop Desmond Tutu was involved in the conception of the project, with award-winning photographer Andrew Zuckerman; the 51 participants include Nelson Mandela, Clint Eastwood, Henry Kissinger, Billie Jean King, Ted Kennedy, Jane Goodall and Robert Redford; includes a 60-minute DVD of interviews with the subjects; royalties from sales of the book will be split 51 ways and donated to the charities of their choice

Photographs by Andrew Zuckerman
Edited by Alex Vlack
Publisher: Abrams
Price: $50

Vanity Fair: The Portraits, a Century of Iconic Images

Photos of celebrities spanning decades and personalities, including Pablo Picasso, Amelia Earhart, Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, Meryl Streep, Miles Davis and Julia Roberts, by superstar photographers from Edward Steichen and Cecil Beaton to Annie Leibovitz and Mario Testino; more than 100 color and 200 black-and-white photographs; 348 pages.

By Graydon Carter and the editors of Vanity Fair
Publisher: Abrams
Price: $65

Ailey Ascending: A Portrait in Motion

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, the book includes original black-and-white and full-color photographs by acclaimed photographer Andrew Eccles; the book captures the dancers in performance, behind the scenes, and in stunning portraits; with a foreword by artistic director Judith Jamison, the book reveals the passion and beauty of the award-winning dance theater like never before

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