I recently got my copy of The Art of Tinkering and I must say, it is a beautiful book. It just looks amazing. It’s full of ideas and images and makers and artists.
I’ve only read bits and pieces so far, though I’ve spent a lot of time pouring over the images and admiring the layout.
And yes, I know you kids with your “e-books” don’t care about “dead tree editions” but I still love books made with ink and paper. They just have a certain quality a digital copy will never have. (And yes, you can hack the book! It’s got conductive ink right on the cover which you can build a circuit with.)
If you’re at all interested in creating things, or perhaps you just need some inspiration from others grab a copy of The Art of Tinkering.