Inside the Encyclopedia of Strangely Named Animals, Volume One

Documenting the undersea Wunderpus photogenicus, sarcastic fringehead and the scuttling Sparklemuffin, the Encyclopedia of Strangely Named Animals, Volume One basks in the silliness of animal names—both scientific and common. Within, children’s book authors Fredrik Colting and Melissa Medina explore a menagerie of creatures, and the stories behind their names—and Artist Vlad Stankovic provides watercolor illustrations that are reminiscent of biology books from yesteryear. Altogether, it’s …

Mad Skills Exercise Encyclopedia

Over 700 illustrations offer endless workout options from Portland-based athlete and physical therapist Ben Musholt

Gym workouts have come a long way since the days of sweatbands and Suzanne Somers’ ThighMaster. Today, zombie survival runs and obstacle courses like Tough Mudder have ushered in a new era of “functional fitness,” based on the concept that your daily workouts should help you perform real-life activities in real-life situations. Who cares if you can bench-press 300 pounds? Can you climb a wall …