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All aboard Guinness World Records 2021 for a life-changing journey of discovery!
This year, we're devoting a chapter to the history of exploration, starting with the story of the very first circumnavigation, along with our "History of Adventure" timeline, featuring a host of remarkable achievements. The fully revised and updated best-seller is packed with thousands of incredible new feats across the widest spectrum of topics, providing a whistle-stop tour of our superlative universe. Our ever-expanding pool of international consultants and experts help us make sense of the world around us and the cosmos beyond.
So join us as we embark on a voyage through the vast panorama of record-breaking in 12 fact-packed chapters:
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. But don't just be a tourist: try some of our specially created try-at-home challenges that could see YOU listed in the world-famous book of records. If you want to be one of those lucky few, check out our Against the Clock chapter - we might even see you in next year's edition!
Marcus Rashford is famous worldwide for his skills both on-and-off the pitch – but before he was a Manchester United and England footballer, and long before he started his inspiring campaign to end child food poverty, he was just an average kid from Wythenshawe, South Manchester. Now, Marcus Rashford MBE wants to show YOU how to achieve your dreams, in this positive and inspiring guide-for-life.
No matter who you are and no matter where you come from, every single person in the world has the potential to be a champion. In You Are a Champion, the nation’s favourite footballer gives you the tools you need to reach your full potential, showing you how to be the very BEST version of yourself you can be. Written with journalist Carl Anka, this empowering guide is packed full of stories from Marcus’s own life, brilliant advice and top-tips from performance psychologist Katie Warriner. Perfect for readers who need to hear that they already are champions – they just might not know it yet.
It shows kids how to:
Meet the mammals, reptiles, insects and birds who populate the veld, desert, forests and ponds of South Africa.
From the ant-eating aardvark to the zebra spitting cobra, there is a new friend on every page. Packed with vivid and charming illustrations and includes the scientific name of each animal.
In hierdie boek sal jy lees van allerlei uitvinders, planmakers en slimkoppe van Suid-Afrika.
Hier is stories oor mense wat mediese deurbrake gemaak het. Stories oor mense wat met diere en plante werk. Stories oor mense wat die geheime van die hemelruim probeer ontrafel. Stories oor mense wat interessante ontdekkings oor fossiele, die aarde, water en die klimaat maak.
Dit is voorwaar ’n trots Suid-Afrikaanse boek wat elke leser sal inspireer en motiveer om vrae te vra, te ontdek en te skep.
My First South Africa Atlas is a detailed child-friendly atlas, suitable for ages 6-12 years and older.
This educational atlas is filled with 120 maps along with colour-coded content boxes covering information on the following:
There is a graphic timeline across the bottom of each pages including full-colour photographs. The little assistant ‘Lily’ introduces the reader to ‘did you know’ facts about South Africa and neighbouring countries, helping to make learning fun! There is a great overview map, including South Africa’s national anthem, as well as the symbols for each province. Included in the back of the book are educational pages, ‘our planet and showing it on paper, the features of a map, the compass, and finding locations’.
This book is a must-have for any learner in South Africa, as well as a great educational tool to assist teachers and schools.
A fun and exciting trip into Africa.
Discover lands, legends and wonders from the caves to the present.
Would the cubs have to spend their entire lives behind bars in a zoo, or would they have a free life in the wild, as George had intended for them?
Lion expert Gareth Patterson rescues George’s cubs and, by living as a human member of the little pride, Gareth prepares to introduce the young lions back into the wild.
This heart-warming book tells the true story of lioness Rafiki, her sister, Furaha, and her brother, Batian.
Kinders van ses tot nege jaar oud is die teikengroep vir diť eg Suid-Afrikaanse boek oor groentetuine. Hulle sal leer hoe om ’n tuin uit te lÍ, die soorte grond en hoe om grond voor te berei, plant en saai, snoei en oes van hulle eie gesonde groente, slaai en kruie. Daar is ook handwerkprojekte wat met tuinmaak verband hou en maklike resepte.
Die boek is in twee dele: die eerste oor grondvoorbereiding, saai en omsien na die plante terwyl hulle groei; herwinning, die seisone, insekte en voŽls en natuurlike siklusse. Die tweede deel sal kinders inspireer om hulle groente-oes te geniet. Elke groente word op ’n dubbelblad gewys, met inligting, foto’s, illustrasies en maklike resepte daarby.
Kinders sal trots wees op groente wat hulle self geplant en versorg het, en hulle gaan sommer ook lus wees om minder bekende groentes te probeer as hulle betrokke was by die plant en oes daarvan! Dis ook ’n wonderlike manier om kinders van die rusbank af tot in die tuin te lok, en ’n heerlike aktiwiteit vir gesinne om saam te doen.
Fassinerende en interessante feite wat die nuuskierigste kind (en grootmens!) vasgenael sal hou! In†Hoekom nie?†is daar 1,111 fantastiese antwoorde en verduidelikings vir al daardie vrae waarop weetgierige kinders antwoorde soek: Hoekom hou ons nie aan met groei nie? Hoekom vlieg ons nie rond in straalpakke nie? Hoekom is daar nie meer dinosourusse nie? Om alles te kroon is daar ook nog top 10-lyste, raar-maar-waar feite, profiele van ontdekkingsreisigers en cool aktiwiteite!†
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!
Het jy al ’n weermag Weense worsies gesien? Wat sal jy doen as jou huiswerk wegvlieg? Watter nare dinge gebeur as jy jou pizza met ’n mes en vurk eet?Kom baljaar saam in diť prettige, holderstebolder rympieboek uit die pen van Jaco Jacobs. Jy gaan nÍrens ’n lawwer rympieboek as diť een kry nie – al staan jy op jou kop!Die versameling bevat 58 rympies met illustrasies deur Nici Brockwell.
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!
Yanga is the 3 Tins champion in his community. His life changes completely when his 3 Tin skills are channeled.
Into cricket. Watch Yanga’s crazy talent as it takes him from local school team to the global sporting stage as one of the stars of the South African Cricket World Cup team.
Explore planet Earth from a different perspective with this 500-piece
Puzzlebilities Shaped jigsaw puzzle.
Calling all animal lovers! Guinness World Records: Amazing Animals puts the spotlight on the world's most fur-nomenal creatures, peculiar pets, wacky wildlife and cute critters.
In this action-packed annual, you'll meet surfing pigs, talking gorillas and even the world's largest elephant orchestra! Ever see a dog who thinks he's Picasso or a bunny who plays basketball? You will now! From the tallest and smallest animals to the most popular social pet-working stars, they're all here. If it's activities you want, you're in for a treat! Create your very own record-breaking animal with our online game, or try making an origami zoo! Test your wildlife knowledge with fun quizzes and puzzles, plus find out if your pet is a secret Einstein with our exclusive IQ tests.
For a superlative showcase of the world's greatest creatures - including a special introduction from Instagram's top dog, Jiffpom - get your paws on Guinness World Records: Amazing Animals now!
Get ready for mega jigsaw fun with Hinkler's 4-in-1 puzzle sets!
One piece for man, 500 pieces for mankind! Take a walk on the near side
of the moon with this 500-piece Puzzlebilities Shaped jigsaw puzzle.
Perfect for fans of Tom Gates! Finn loves drawing comic strips featuring his two cartoon heroes, Arley and Tapper. But after being teased at school, he finds he can't draw them any more - and is shocked to see them climbing out of his sketchbook for real! With the help of his friend Isha, Finn needs to find a way to draw them back to their comic world - and quickly ...
Pull back the curtain and enter a world where mystery and magic take centre stage . . . Twelve-year-old Tig works at the Theatre Royale, cleaning, selling tickets and doing anything else that is asked of her by her tyrannical boss, Mr Snell. But Tig will do whatever it takes to get closer to her dream - to become a Stage Manager and spend her days inventing new ways to imagine and build the intricate machinery and props that bring the exciting productions to life! But when a strange new act - a talking machine - arrives at the Theatre Royale, it moves and behaves in a way that Tig just can't work out. It's as though it's alive somehow . . . And when the machine appears to be hiding a dangerous secret, Tig must race against time to solve the mystery, before everything and everyone she cares about is lost forever. A gloriously gothic adventure from an original new voice in middle-grade. A gloriously gothic adventure with a magical twist from an original new voice in middle-grade. Perfect for fans of Michelle Harrison, Sophie Anderson and Emma Carroll. Praise for Jenni Spangler's debut novel, THE VANISHING TRICK: A thrilling, original, evocative and eerie tale - I adored it!' Michelle Harrison, author of A Pinch of Magic 'A thrilling page-turner. Madame Pinchbeck is a gloriously Dickensian villain' Abi Elphinstone, author of Sky Song 'Ghosts, gadgets, likeable villains and unlikely heroes: The Vanishing Trick is a dark and dazzling adventure' Emma Carroll, author of Letters from the Lighthouse 'A completely enthralling tale, oozing with atmosphere and originality' Catherine Doyle, author of The Storm Keeper's Island
Hope Jones hates cars - they turn the air brown and make everyone sick. Her friend Selma has asthma, and Hope's bogeys are black, not green like they should be! There's an air pollution problem where Hope lives, and she's decided to do something about it. Writing on her blog and protesting outside her school, Hope has decided to clear the air by taking on the cars. But with adults so busy thinking about their busy lives, can one child really make a difference?
Wat sal gebeur as jy die skoolhoof kielie?
10% of the RRP of Peppa's Muddy Puddle Walk will be donated to Save the Children. It's Muddy Puddle Walk day at Peppa's playgroup, and she's very excited. Peppa's favourite thing in the world is jumping in muddy puddles! Will Peppa and her family be able to jump in enough muddy puddles to raise money for a good cause
Get ready for mega jigsaw fun with Hinkler's 4-in-1 puzzle sets!
Two little Vikings were tucked in their hut - Leafling the brave and the much smaller Nut. Now Nut LOVED his sister and Leaf LOVED her brother, But everyone knew they were NOT like each other. Nut isn't like the other vikings; he doesn't climb hills or swim icy lakes ... but he does have one great passion - Nut LOVES to bake cakes! So when Viking Sports' Day comes round Nut isn't excited at all - you can't put sprinkles on a shot put. What WILL he do instead?! Told in effortless verse, The Viking Who Liked Icing is a quirky and original take on realising happiness comes to those who just are themselves.
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