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The record-breaking records annual is back and packed with more incredible accomplishments, stunts, cutting-edge science and amazing sporting achievements than ever before. With more than 3,000 new and updated records and 1,000 eye-popping photos, it has thousands of new stats and facts and dazzling new features. There is so much to explore inside.
Go on a whirlwind tour of the planet's most amazing places, from the largest swamps to the deepest points on Earth. Find out what happens when you give an octopus a Rubik's Cube, and why all you need to defend yourself from a crocodile is a rubber band! You'll also find all your favourite records and categories such as Big Stuff, Collections, Mass Participation and Fun with Food, plus the year's most significant sporting achievements. Our editors have also taken inspiration this year from the world of superheroes - both fictional and real-world - so look out for our feature chapter charting your favourite caped crusaders in comic books, TV shows and movies. We also meet the real-life record-breakers with genuine superpowers, such as the Canadian strongman vicar who can pull a jumbo jet and an actual cyborg who uses technology to augment his senses. You'll also learn all about the science of superheroes, such as who the fastest and strongest superheroes would be if they came to life, and who would win in a royal rumble between Superman, Batman, Hulk and Dr Strange!
Also new this year is a celebration of the superlative with infographic poster pages that explore the most exciting absolutes, such as the longest, tallest, fastest and heaviest. Does the longest sofa outstretch the longest train? Is the tallest Easter egg bigger than the tallest snowman? Find out in this amazing new edition. You'll also find these special pages available as free poster downloads at guinnessworldrecords.com!
From science to showbiz via stunts and sports, there are real-life heroes all around us in all shapes and sizes, achieving the extraordinary every day. There's only one book where you'll find so many amazing facts all in one place, and that's Guinness World Records 2018!
Celebrate the dawning of a new decade with the fully revised Guinness World Records 2020. To kick off the '20s, we've created an electrifying new cover and curated a record-breaking edition packaged with thousands of new, updated and classic superlatives, hundreds of never-before-seen images, and a selection of eye-opening photo-composites that put a new spin on record-breaking...
A new decade means it's time for a fresh approach, so starting with our front cover, we've re-booted record-breaking with an all-new design. There's a new look inside, too, and thanks to our team of digital artists, we've created mind-blowing poster pages that will reveal some of our classic record holders in a whole new light. Our ever-expanding pool of international consultants and experts help us make sense of the world around us, so join us as we explore the vast spectrum of record-breaking in 11 superlative-packed chapters.
As always, we're committed to bringing you record-breaking from the cutting edge of science, and this year we've produced a feature chapter on remarkable robots with the help of award-winning tech blogger Evan Ackerman. We've also been out on the road, adjudicating records at events as diverse as the UK National Pet Show, Skill Con in Las Vegas and BubbleFest in Wales. Guinness World Records is nothing without its dedicated record-breakers, so we've also selected the best of the newly approved claims from the 50,000 applications received from the public over the past 12 months.
If you want to be one of those lucky few, look out for the Do Try This At Home challenges in the VIRAL SPORTS chapter - you might even make it into next year's edition!
Dig into the fossil science that made Jurassic World possible! Includes two real fossils to uncover. In this non-fiction companion to Jurassic World and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, discover real fossil science, including different fossil types, how they form, what they can say about creatures that have long been extinct - and how that knowledge led Jurassic World scientists to bring dinosaurs back to life. Plus, take a closer look at fossils of dinosaurs, such as the Velociraptor, Triceratops and T. rex. Illustrated with tons of pictures from the films! Includes: two real fossils in two carving blocks digging tool brush full-colour 48-page book.
The world's best-selling almanac for kids is back and in demand! This year's includes the latest information about what's new and newsy in our world, special dates to anticipate, fresh features, and much more. It's packed with incredible photos; tons of fun facts, crafts, and activities; and fascinating features about animals, science, nature, technology, and more. New features include an updated "Fun and Games" chapter filled with all-new games, jokes, and comics; all new weird-but-true facts, crafts, and activities; "19 Facts for 2019" feature in every chapter; updated reference material; and much more.
Dive into our planet's largest and least explored world in this stunning encyclopedia of whales, waves, wrecks, wind farms, and everything oceanic! Using 3D illustrations and a level of detail you can't find in other books, this children's ocean encyclopedia is perfect for home learning and study support. It takes you on a world tour of the waters that cover 70 percent of our planet, taking in marine biology, geography, geology, and ecology. See the sharks, jellyfish, turtles, dolphins, octopuses, penguins, seahorses, and other animals that call the ocean home and learn how their anatomy and behaviour is adapted to deal with a watery habitat. Discover what lies beneath the waves - from the dramatic landscapes of the deepest trench and the longest mountain range on Earth, to coral reefs and kelp forests teeming with life. Find out, too, about the science behind the seas. How do islands form? What are tsunamis? How can you help with marine conservation? Beautifully illustrated and packed full of facts, Knowledge Encyclopedia: Ocean! is the ultimate reference book for children curious about our planet's watery world.
This fun, smart guide to the human body answers kids' questions and engages them with amazing facts, photos, illustrations, and diagrams. The kid-friendly journey travels through the body and all its systems and is sprinkled throughout with plenty of health tips, top 10 lists, simple experiments, and weird-but-true wacky details. Young readers will learn about age-appropriate medical history and body basics, from cells and DNA to growth and aging.
What does a balalaika look like? What is a beat? Who was Robert Schumann? You will find answers to these and many other questions when you join Clare and Fred on their journey through music. This is an encyclopaedia compiled with children in mind, with lively conversations and beautiful illustrations. Perfect for children who love music!
Wookiees, wampas and Weequays; Biths, banthas and bogwings; porgs, puffer pigs and Pau’ans; this is the ultimate species guide for Star Wars fans aged 7 to 70! This comprehensive collection will tell you all you need to know about the aliens of the galaxy.
Deep in the stacks of the Graf Archive, an old traveller's journal has been discovered and restored for public viewing. A long time ago this unknown traveller documented his stories about the many creatures found in each destination he explored, and includes famous movie locations such as the Mos Eisley cantina on Tatooine, Maz's Castle and the holy city of Jedha.
The archivist restored this journal and added facts and stats about the cultures, legends and famous members of over 200 species, including famous characters such as Chewbacca, Ahsoka, Wicket and many more.
Alien Archive is beautifully illustrated with full colour artworks, sketches and diagrams by Tim McDonagh, illustrator of Galactic Atlas.
Babies and toddlers will have a blast discovering the world in this first encyclopedia! Divided into themes of home, school, city, farm, ocean, mountains, and jungle, this large format board book teaches young children more than 900 words, perfectly matched with fun, clear illustrations, encouraging interactive learning between parents and their children. A spread showing a cozy living room features simple text for a door, table, sofa, vacuum, lamp, and dozens more objects. In a busy classroom, find clearly labeled desks, chairs, books, colored pencils, and anything else children might encounter at school. On a bright, sunny beach, a seagull, beach towel, sand castle, boat, and more can be found. Following each themed spread is a corresponding spread with facts and further information to introduce more advanced learning. Readers will learn that eagles are birds with large wings, that tow trucks help move cars when they're broken, and that if you go to the mountains in winter, you'll need a jacket. Little ones will build their vocabulary and stimulate their mind while enjoying colorful art. And with hundreds of people, animals, and objects to discover on its pages, kids will want to explore Baby Encyclopedia over and over again!
An extraordinary encyclopedia with a ground-breaking visual approach to science, using awesome illustrations to show biology, chemistry, and physics in the world around us.
Incredible computer-generated images pack the pages to reveal and explain science as never before, looking inside a cell, for example, pulling apart a Formula 1 racing car, and examining the forces that hold the Universe together.
Knowledge Encyclopedia: Science! covers all the key core science subjects, but with an inventive visual approach to draw in curious young minds. All the essential information is there in easy-to-read text, together with additional fun facts, and brought to life with amazing 3D illustrations that look inside the anatomy of a blue whale, zoom into a molecule of water, and out of the Solar System.
A perfect introduction to science for children aged 10 and over, Knowledge Encyclopedia: Science! is an essential addition to every family library.
Meant for children aged 5 and up, "My First Encyclopedia" will pique kids' curiosity and stimulate their intellectual development. Stunning photographs, facts, games, and puzzles will capture children's attention and make reading fun. Clear and comprehensive content helps develop educational skills and broaden a child's knowledge. Additionally, helpful parents' notes are included to encourage an interactive learning experience between caregiver and child. With "My First Encyclopedia," children will build knowledge and vocabulary that will stimulate their mind and aid their development.
Change the way you see the world with a groundbreaking visual approach to the wonders of our planet. From Viking raiders and Samurai warriors to robotics and chemical reactions, amazing animals, the human body, the marvels of history, and more are visualized in incredible detail, inside and out, providing a mind-blowing introduction to every aspect of human knowledge.
You'll find yourself utterly absorbed as complex subjects become clear through engaging explanations, incredible illustrations, phenomenal photographs and jaw-dropping 3D images.
This fully updated edition of Knowledge Encyclopedia will continue to fascinate young readers with its microscopic detail and amazing facts on tons of topics. Explore the universe, from the inside of an atom to enormous galaxies, then discover the explosive science behind a fireworks display. Take a look at what makes the human brain so special and find out how our bodies cells make energy. Journey through history from the earliest life forms to our hairiest ancestors and then right up to our world today.
"Filled with photographs, this beautifully designed book is
organized into two-page spreads that each focus on a different
topic, making it easy and fun to read." --Redding.com
Plunge into the diversity of the animal kingdom in this Encyclopaedia of Animals. Packed with over 500 creatures, every one is looked at in detail by a natural history expert. From the tiniest sponge to the largest elephant, all entries are gloriously illustrated in this spectacular celebration of life on Earth. Entries cover habitat, size and behaviour, with zoologist and environmental scientist Jules Howard's expertise brought to life by Jarom Vogel's eye-opening artwork. The book is subdivided into classes of the animal kingdom, including mammals, reptiles, birds, invertebrates and fish. Start at the beginning or dip in and out - whatever page you land on, you're sure to find your new favourite creature! Encyclopedia of Animals is an essential addition to the bookshelf of any amateur zoologist, young or old, guaranteed to broaden horizons and deepen your appreciation of life on our amazing planet. And for those budding entomologists looking to satisfy their creepy-crawly curiosity, be sure to check out Encyclopedia of Insects, from Jules Howard and Miranda Zimmerman.
The best of both worlds: a traditional reference book to keep and pore over, plus the best and most up-to-date information on the web, accessed via the Usborne Quicklinks site and QR codes. A reference book for young readers covering a wide range of topics from art and animals to new technology. Arranged thematically and illustrated with over 1500 photos, illustrations and diagrams. QR codes allow readers to access hundreds of carefully selected websites, downloadable pictures and quizzes - straight to a mobile phone or tablet. All internet links are thoroughly researched, checked and monitored for quality and online safety.
Packed with facts, this miniature encyclopaedia is designed to be both fascinating and fun to use and covers a vast scope of information, from the Earth, its plants and animals, to its people and discoveries.
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