If you were around at the time, you may remember the popularity that was The Whole Earth Catalog. Over the years, the catalog of useful and affordable tools that you could purchase through the mail became less and less needed and eventually went away for good in 1998. “Cool Tools: A Catalog of Possibilities” is like a jolt catalog nostalgia that also happens to be super useful. The book is comprised of reviews of 1,500 different tools that were once featured on the Cool Tools website. The 472-page book is like modern tech meeting old-school, tangible wonder.