10 coffee table books that make great gifts

This holiday season, give the gift of learning about the world's best travel experiences, as curated by National Geographic, or going behind the scenes of the 'Harry Potter' films, or any of these other fascinating coffee table books. Check out our 10 picks.

1. 'Life in Color,' curated by Annie Griffiths, published by National Geographic

Curated by photographer Annie Griffiths, "Life in Color" is a collection of photos showcasing everything from young Buddhist monks napping in orange robes to a leopard stalking through grass in Botswana. Photos are organized by color, and essays on what particular shades convey viewers preface each section. "Green means we can breathe," reads the chapter heading for "green." "Green means moisture and shade. A thriving green signals life in the world of nature."

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