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The Guinness World Records Gamer's Edition 2019 is the global authority on all things videogames. The 12th edition of the world's best-selling videogames annual is bursting with amazing records, remarkable feats and marvellous achievements by gamers just like you, who have been inspired by the games they love to play. Inside you'll be able to delve into your favourite games like never before - from returning favourites such as FIFA, Overwatch, Call of Duty, Minecraft, Super Mario and The Legend of Zelda, to all-new instant classics such as Monster Hunter: World, Dragon Ball FighterZ, NieR: Automata and Cuphead. You'll be able to discover who the best FIFA 18 player in the world is, the size of the biggest monster in Monster Hunter: World (clue: it's really, really big), which Overwatch player has healed more players than any other and find out which eSports pro won more than $2.4 million in 2017 alone! We'll also introduce you to some of the most amazing gamers on the planet. From Nathaniel "Nathie" de Jong, the world's most popular VR-dedicated YouTuber, to Ray "Stallion83" Cox who has the world's highest Xbox Gamerscore. And that's not forgetting Joseph Garrett, Stampy Cat himself, who holds one of Minecraft's strangest records ever - let's just say cake is involved... Stampy Cat has also provided a special guest intro that you'll only find in Gamer's Edition 2019. Talk of Stampy Cat brings us speedily to our World Builders special chapter - a well-constructed celebration of the games that let us build, including Minecraft, LEGO (R) Worlds, Roblox, Terraria and more. You'll have the chance to don your hard hat, too, by taking part in our Reader Challenges that could put your name in lights in next year's Gamer's Edition.
Ever wanted to know the size of the biggest shark?Ever thought where in the world the tallest rollercoaster is? Or wondered astronaut has spent the most time in space? If so, this is the book for you! Top 10 of Everything 2019 is divided into genres including Animal Kingdom, Sport, Forces of Nature, Video Games and Mechanical Creations, and includes lists, charts and tables to break down the details of each amazing fact. Packed full of photographs, charts, graphs and incredible information, this is the perfect book for anyone with a curious mind and an insatiable appetite for facts, stats and trivia. Loved by kids and adults alike, it's the perfect stocking filler for this Christmas!
This 4 book bundle consists of 4 totally wild books: one animal atlas featuring an awesome fold-out map of the world and three Scary Creatures books: Big Cats, Hippos and Hyenas.
Totally Wild Fact-packed, Fold-out, Animal Atlas
Scary Creatures: Hippos
Scary Creatures: Big Cats
Scary Creatures: Hyenas
It's the 10th anniversary of the world's best-selling infopedia for kids! This year, it includes all new content, interviews with explorers in each chapter, a special look at what was going on in the world when the first National Geographic Kids Infopedia came out 10 years ago, plus the results for the 2019 Infopedia Challenge, and a new challenge for kids who want to get involved. Kids can have fun keeping up with our quickly changing world with the world's best-selling almanac for kids, packed with incredible photos, tons of fun facts, crafts, activities, and fascinating features about animals, science, nature, technology, and more. There's a whole chapter full of fun and games, including activities, jokes, and comics. Practical reference material, including fast facts and maps of every country, has been fully updated.
Packed with facts and tantalising anecdotes from experts and bursting with colour photographs, learn all about insects in this fresh take on the subject that kids with love. It's time to learn everything about insects! Each book in the National Geographic Kids Everything series has more than 100 pictures, an explorer's corner with from-the-field anecdotes and tips, fun facts throughout, maps and infographics, an illustrated diagram, a photo gallery, cool comparisons, a behind-the-scenes photograph, an interactive glossary, and more.
Packed with facts and tantalising anecdotes from experts and bursting with colour photographs, learn all about big cats in this fresh take on the subject that kids with love. It's time to learn everything about big cats! Each book in the National Geographic Kids Everything series has more than 100 pictures, an explorer's corner with from-the-field anecdotes and tips, fun facts throughout, maps and infographics, an illustrated diagram, a photo gallery, cool comparisons, a behind-the-scenes photograph, an interactive glossary, and more.
Do you know your Mike from your Mater? Or your Evelyn from your EVE? Dive into the wonderful world of Disney.Pixar with this colourful, fact-filled guide to your favourite Pixar characters. Find out more about the greatest and funniest heroes, villains, sidekicks and oddballs from across all 21 movies - including the newest characters from Toy Story 4. Whether your favourite character is Woody, Dory, Lightning McQueen, Edna, Bing Bong or Dante, the Disney.Pixar Character Encyclopedia lets you relive their best movie moments and latest adventures, discover special "did you know?" facts, and much more. Now featuring more than 290 characters, this new edition has been updated and expanded to include characters from Monsters University, Inside Out, The Good Dinosaur, Finding Dory, Cars 3, Coco, The Incredibles 2 and Toy Story 4. Wondering what breed of dog lovable Dug is, or who first owned Mrs. Potato Head? Or how far Elastigirl's limbs stretch, or what Sadness does in her spare time? The Disney.Pixar Character Encyclopedia is the book for you!
Look out for dinosaur bones, footprints and fossil feathers on your dinosaur dig site, before opening the gatefolds and uncovering the creatures to whom they once belonged, in three incredible, expansive panoramic scenes. Travel through Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous eras, hunting for fossils and then learn about each amazing prehistoric creature, before testing your knowledge with a fun dinosaur quiz. Grab your paleontologist's tool kit and get stuck in with facts, stats and colourful illustrations to amaze any young dinosaur enthusiast.
An absorbing, fast-paced and comprehensive guide to surviving in the wild, with a particular focus on the animals you might encounter - and want to avoid! - while you're there. Whether you're lost in the mountains, stranded in the desert, or adrift at sea, if you've read this book, you might just have a fighting chance at staying alive. Vivid photos, maps and other colourful graphics provide plenty to inspire armchair explorers. Chapters cover survival at sea, on a Pacific island, in the Outback, the Sahara Desert, the Amazon Rainforest, Polar wilderness and the Rocky Mountains. Readers are provided with information on what to do first, the key rules for survival, the animals in each habitat and how to signal for help. Feature pages highlight real-life survivors who escaped these harsh environments to inspire young explorers.
Ants are all over. They come in different sizes, different colours, and have different ways of thriving where they are. This high-interest, educationally vetted series of beginning readers features the images of National Geographic accompanied by texts written by experienced, skilled children's book authors.
Butterflies are all around us. It's hard to believe these majestic insects with impressive wingspans and beautifully coloured and patterned wings were once creepy crawly caterpillars. How in the world does this transformation happen? This Level 1 Reader gives kids an up-close look at exactly how a caterpillar becomes a butterfly. With bonus information including different types of butterflies and poisonous caterpillars, this reader is one of a kind. This high-interest, educationally vetted series of beginning readers features the magnificent images of National Geographic, accompanied by texts written by experienced, skilled children's book authors. The inside back cover of the paperback edition is an interactive feature based upon the book. Level 1 books reinforce the content of the book with a kinaesthetic learning activity. In Level 2 books readers complete a Cloze letter, or fun fill-in, with vocabulary words.
Packed with facts and tantalising anecdotes from experts and bursting with colour photographs, learn all about weather in this fresh take on the subject that kids with love. It's time to learn everything about weather! Each book in the National Geographic Kids Everything series has more than 100 pictures, an explorer's corner with from-the-field anecdotes and tips, fun facts throughout, maps and infographics, an illustrated diagram, a photo gallery, cool comparisons, a behind-the-scenes photograph, an interactive glossary, and more.
Explore the LEGO® Star Wars™ galaxy with this visual guide to the minifigures, vehicles, and sets from the entire Star Wars saga. Discover every detail of the Millennium Falcon, look around the Death Star, examine Poe Dameron's X-wing starfighter, and find out about all your favourite LEGO Star Wars minifigures-from Rey to Darth Vader. Learn how the awesome sets are created in the Beyond the Brick chapter, which features concept art and an interview with the LEGO Star Wars creative team.
The LEGO Star Wars Visual Dictionary - New Edition has been fully updated and expanded to cover the latest LEGO Star Wars sets, and to tell you everything there is to know about LEGO Star Wars. The book also comes with an exciting exclusive LEGO Star Wars minifigure!
©2019 The LEGO Group. © & TM 2019 Lucasfilm Ltd.
Previous edition: 9781409347309
Packed with facts and tantalising anecdotes from experts and bursting with colour photographs, learn all about dinosaurs in this fresh take on the subject that kids with love. It's time to learn everything about dinosaurs! Each book in the National Geographic Kids Everything series has more than 100 pictures, an explorer's corner with from-the-field anecdotes and tips, fun facts throughout, maps and infographics, an illustrated diagram, a photo gallery, cool comparisons, a behind-the-scenes photograph, an interactive glossary, and more.
Dive into the world of the shark, one of the ocean's most awesome predators, in this mini encyclopedia of some of the world's most magnificent marine creatures.
Pocket Eyewitness Sharks gives you fast facts at your fingertips and includes pictures to make learning about these extraordinary creatures even more fun. Did you know that the gentle whale shark has more than 300 rows of tiny teeth? Or that some hammerheads roam the seas in schools of more than 500 sharks? No? Then you need this book with its profiles of over 170 marine creatures, including sharks and rays, skates, and their relatives. Find out the secrets of their watery habitat - from where they swim to what they eat - and learn about the conservation efforts underway to protect them.
Perfect for school projects and homework assignments as well as for young shark fans, Pocket Eyewitness Sharks will tell you everything you need to know about sharks in one pocket-sized book.
The definitive guide to more than 200 heroes, villains, aliens, and droids of the Star Wars galaxy is now packed with new characters from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and Solo: A Star Wars Story. Want to know how tall Snoke is? Or learn where Maz Kanata is from? The Star Wars: Character Encyclopedia is full of fun facts and intriguing information that's guaranteed to enthrall fans of all ages. With plenty of lesser-known details, even die-hard fans will learn new facts about iconic characters. (c) TM 2018 LUCASFILM LTD
Is Superman the strongest Super Hero alive? Where is Wonder Woman from? Is Darkseid the most evil Super-Villain ever? Who is the fastest man alive? Who are Batman's allies?
Have to know the answers to these questions? Look no further than the DC Comics Ultimate Character Guide: New Edition. Written by DC Comics experts, this illustrated encyclopedia features more than 200 incredible characters and Super Hero teams, including Batman, Harley Quinn, Justice League, and so many more.
The DC Comics Universe changed forever following their epic Rebirth event, and so did the characters. This comprehensive guide covers the latest key storylines for each character and includes stunning new images from the comics. It is also packed full of vital statistics and explains each character's super powers, from indestructibility to sorcery.
The DC Comics Ultimate Character Guide: New Edition is guaranteed to enthral fans for hours on end.
Butterflies and moths are some of the most amazing creatures in nature.
There are over 180,000 different kinds and they can be found on every continent except the Antarctic.
From Monarchs to swallowtails, Blue Morphos to birdwings, the intricate beauty of butterflies spans the globe and yet also settles close to home in a child's garden, local park or window box.
This large-format book brings the vibrancy and ecosystem of butterflies to life with simple text and gorgeous illustrations, covering the key butterfly and moth families and including scores of fascinating facts.
Learn the unique way that butterflies see, or be amazed by the multiple double-page spreads showing wingspans in sensational detail.
A stunning showcase of the world's butterflies and moths, debuting one of the UK's finest natural history illustrators, Ben Rothery.
This highly illustrated swashbuckling title is a visual treat and a book for the whole family to treasure. In it, readers can discover who were the real pirates of the Caribbean (and elsewhere). In Pirates: True Stories of Seafaring Rogues, we explore pirates throughout history and across the globe. We come face to face with some of the most villainous and scurrilous rogues ever to sail the seven seas. Included are the notorious Blackbeard, who terrorized the Caribbean and the Atlantic seaboard of America until he met his end in a dramatic shoot-out; and Captain Kidd, who might be the unluckiest pirate of all time, and whose legendary treasure is still sought after. These in-depth pirate profiles are interspersed with highly visual maps and curiosities exploring all the incredible details of life as a pirate on the high seas.
Set your sails east with this stunningly original new history of the world.
Peter Frankopan, number one bestselling author and historian explores the connections made by people, trade, disease, war, religion, adventure, science and technology in this extraordinary book about how the east married the west with a remarkable voyage at its heart - the journey along the Silk Roads.
From ancient world laws laid down by King Hammurabi and the mighty Persian empire, to terrifying huns, the rise of Europe, two world wars and politics today, The Silk Roads moves through time and history sewing together the threads from different peoples, empires and continents into a phenomenal history of the globe.
With stories from each and every corner of society, Frankopan's magnificent retelling of his literacy triumph The Silk Roads, sumptuously illustrated by Neil Packer, is a must-have world history.
This amazing Marvel book contains fantastic facts, incredible info and uncanny trivia about the Super Heroes and villains of the Marvel Comics Universe. Marvel Absolutely Everything You Need to Know is packed with Marvel trivia. It includes fun facts, bizarre-but-true tales and quirky insights in everyone's favourite Marvel comic characters, including The Avengers, Spider-Man, Captain Marvel, Black Panther and Daredevil. Discover why the Hulk comes in three different varieties - green, grey and red, and how a frog once gained Thor's powers! From behind-the-scenes revelations to strange and interesting facts, this unique book will surprise and delight new and die-hard Marvel fans alike. (c) 2016 MARVEL
Help your child learn all about science with First Science Encyclopedia. Filled with fun science facts about many different subjects, from the human body and animals to facts about space and matter. From the blood and breathing to rocks and minerals, kids will love getting to grips with this exciting encyclopedia. Perfect for homework or just for fun, First Science Encyclopedia is the ideal starting place for young scientists aged 5 and up.
Discover the incredible story of the Dark Knight with this stunning Batman encyclopedia. Packed with original, Batman comic book art, in-depth profiles, storylines and events, Batman Year-by-Year: a Visual History examines Gotham City's iconic heroes and villains, including Robin, the JLA, the Joker and Catwoman. Find out all about their extraordinary DC comics debuts and the crucial events behind their creation and their influence today. Batman's fascinating story is presented decade by decade, year by year, month by month. From his beginning in 1939 to his 75th anniversary. Batman Year by Year: A Visual History does what no other book has done before, showcasing Batman's evolution from a DC Comics vigilante crime-fighter to global superhero. Celebrating not only Batman's greatest stories but the writers and artists who created him, Batman Year by Year: A Visual History features the key team members who brought Batman to life, including Bob Kane and Jim Lee. Perfect for fans of DC Comics and comic book history, this visually stunning guide comes in a gifty slipcase featuring specially commissioned artwork by a top DC comic book artist, two original prints and foreword by Frank Miller. Copyright (c) 2014 DC Comics. BATMAN and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and (c) DC Comics. WB SHIELD: TM & (c) Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (s14)
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