Things Come Apart
This is a very neat book, from grand pianos to ipads disassembled. It's really great to see how everything, literally, comes apart. This book made a great gift, and it was definitely a hit amongst people with a broad range of interests. I would see this book as a great centerpiece for a coffee table, and a perfect conversation starter.
Any technology lover will find the Things Come Apart: A Teardown Manual for Modern Living book. This photography book features 181 colorful illustrations of the material world machines. It makes visible the inner workings and structures of some of the world’s most iconic designs - the objects are disassembled and have their parts beautifully illustrated on the pages.