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The world’s most popular record book is back with thousands of new categories and newly broken records, covering everything from outer space to sporting greats via Instagram, fidget spinners and all manner of human marvels. Inside you’ll find hundreds of never-before-seen photographs and countless facts, figures, stats and trivia waiting for you on every action-packed page. Guinness World Records 2019 is the ultimate snapshot of our world today.
Plus, this year we celebrate the incredible “Maker” movement with a special feature devoted to the inventors, dreamers, crafters and creators who devote their lives to amazing record-breaking projects such as the largest water pistol, a jet-powered go-kart and an elephant-sized hamburger (think you could eat a whole one!?). We take a sneak peak into their workshops to explore these epically big builds, and ask them what inspires them to go really, really large!
Youth Revolution is the inspirational story of how a sixteen-year-old high-school student from Johannesburg, Kiara Nirghin, overcame huge health obstacles to win the grand prize at the 2016 International Google Science Fair for her unique and innovative solution to worldwide drought. Having experienced bacterial meningitis, undiagnosed bilharzia and severe weight loss, Kiara was forced to postpone her school career for hospitalisation, with a real chance of losing her hearing, her sight and the use of her limbs.
Youth Revolution not only covers her journey from the hospital bed to the stage as the winner of the science award, but also looks at issues surrounding stagnant youth innovation, while considering the dangers of lacking diversity in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths). It also includes contributions from prominent women in science and education, among them Malala Yousafzai, VP of Education and University Programs for Google and the recipient of the L’Oréal-UNESCO Award for Women in Science.
Youth Revolution is a deeply human and truly inspirational real-life story that will enthral teenagers and adults alike, and proves that even ‘ordinary’ teenagers can do extraordinary things.
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!
An irresistible romp through the history of magic, from alchemy to unicorns, ancient witchcraft to Harry's Hogwarts - packed with unseen sketches and manuscript pages from J.K. Rowling, magical illustrations from Jim Kay and weird, wonderful and inspiring artefacts that have been magically released from the archives at the British Library.
This spellbinding book takes readers on a journey through the Hogwarts curriculum, including Herbology, Defence Against the Dark Arts, Astronomy, Divination and more. Discover the truth behind making the Philosopher's Stone, create your very own potion and uncover the secret of invisible ink. Learn all about the history of mandrake roots and dragons, discover what witches really used their brooms for, pore over incredible images of actual mermaids and read about real-life potions, astronomers and alchemists. The perfect gift for aspiring witches and wizards and any Harry Potter fan.
Celebrating twenty years of Harry Potter magic, and produced in association with the British Library to support their major exhibition, Harry Potter: A History of Magic.
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!
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!
Discover everything you need to know about the magical world of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald! From Newt Scamander to Albus Dumbledore, New York to Paris and Nifflers to Kelpies, find out about your favourite characters, locations and magical creatures. With amazing photos and details from the film, this is the perfect companion handbook.
Tail-wagging tales of real-life Rebel Dogs! Get your paws on the stories and secrets of some of history's most heroic hounds! An engaging collection packed with over 30 real-life dogs, including film stars with fur, hounds that love to help, superstars of science and war heroes - these rebel dogs are the stars of their own stories. With incredible fur-raising facts on record-making dogs, marvellous mutts in literature, internet-sensation pups and much, much more - this beautiful book is perfect for pup fans of any age. Rebel Dogs is the perfect gift for any pup lover, all year round!
This colourful box contains 20 question and answer titles, each covering a different topic such as coral reefs, endangered animals and the human body. Fun questions and clear, engaging answers are accompanied by fantastic photos and illustrations to enthuse children
Join Chase, Marshall, Rubble and the whole team on a PAWsome maths adventure! Practise with the pups as they write and count numbers up to 20. PAW Patrol is here to help!
It's time for an awesome alphabet adventure! Join Chase, Marshall, Rubble and the whole PAW Patrol team as they help children practise writing upper and lower case letters.
A children's cookbook with an Indian twist! Tasty recipes accompanied by heart-warming stories. Discover the Magic Spicebox and unlock a whole new world of flavours. Experience the exciting tastes of chilli, cardamom, cumin and many more amazing spices in this collection of recipes, inspired by a traditional Indian spicebox. From a chocolate mousse with a kick to a tasty coriander curry, this book is packed with sweet treats and simple meals to prepare, along with heart-warming stories that introduce each new spice. A brilliant first cookbook for young chefs!
Is jy ’n nuuskierige agie wat wil weet…
… of dinosourusse ooit gekloon sal word? Of hoeveel verf nodig is om ’n Boeing in sy kleure uit te dos? Het jy al gewonder hoekom kruisies soene simboliseer? Of waarom mans vandag steeds dasse dra? Bestaan daar nog regte hekse? En het mense mekaar met blomme gegooi tydens die Tulpoorlog?
Hierdie boek sal jou help om uit te vind of jy bietjie slimmer is as ’n sjimpansee – of dalk baie intelligenter as ’n neurochirurg! Dit gee ook wenke oor hoe om ’n entrepreneur te word. En dit vertel jou alles oor hoe DNS die eerste keer gebruik is om ’n moordenaar vas te trek.
Die legendariese opvoedkundige Riette Hugo het vir RSG antwoorde op dié vrae, en nog vele meer, saamgestel. Vrae en feite vir nuuskierige agies #2 is propvol inligting, riglyne en wenke vir kinders van alle ouderdomme wat slimmer as selfs Oupa en Ouma is.
Waarskuwing: Moenie jou boek uitleen nie! Dalk kry jy dit nooit weer terug nie.
Welcome to the magical world of LEGO(R) Harry Potter! Learn about all your favourite characters, from Hogwarts heroes like Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley to world-famous wizards like Albus Dumbledore and Sirius Black! Who has a magical eye that can see through ANYTHING? Which Hogwarts professor can transform into a cat? Find out those answers and more here! Every page of this character handbook is packed with fun facts and epic moments from the films!
Enter the explosive world of gruesome geysers, stinky sulphur and boiling lava in VIOLENT VOLCANOES! Read the terrifying diaries of volcano survivors, get clued up with the spotter's guide to eruptions, plan an action-packed holiday with the volcano vacation guide and marvelat red-hot volcanic rocks the size of cars. It's sizzling hot stuff! Filled with hilarious illustrations by Mike Phillips, HORRIBLE GEOGRAPHY is the perfect escapism from miserable maps, rotten rock piles and dire diagrams. Hold tight!
MURDEROUS MATHS: The Secrets of Sums is full of facts, tricks and tips to help children discover why numbers are nifty and arithmetic is amazing. With a fabulous brand-new cover design for 2019 and simple explanations and hilarious characters to guide them through, children can: tackle the terrible times table master diabolical division conquer fractions - and much more! Illustrated by Daniel Postgate and presented in a bold, funky and accessible way so children can find out why maths is marvellous, a new generation of Kjartan Poskitt fans will be able to discover the world of MURDEROUS MATHS. Get ready to be amazed!
Come face-to-face with the world's deadliest creatures! Plus free realistic snake's tooth necklace. Find out about the world's most fearsome animals in this fact-packed book. Deadly Creatures includes facts, stats, and fun quizzes about the fifty of the most dangerous creatures in the world. From wolverines to puffer fish, ogre-faced spiders to fire ants, this book is bursting with real-life monsters.
The Agent Handbook is packed with top-secret facts, quizzes and activities on World War Two! Master military strategy, find out about the wartime code-breakers and how to send a secret message, and then read all about the incredible heroes fighting on the home front. This cool activity file is packed with: facts on WorldWar Two lightning quizzes propaganda posters home front hints And with lots of space to note down your adventures, this journal is lockable - just in case it falls into enemy hands!
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
MURDEROUS MATHS: All Shapes and Sizes is full of facts, tricks and tips to help children discover why shapes are super and measurements are magic! With a fabulous brand-new cover design for 2019 and simple explanations and hilarious characters to guide them through, children can: learn all about tricky triangles cut through the cake crisis suss out spangled angles - and much more! Illustrated by Philip Reeve and Rob Davis and presented in a bold, funky and accessible way so children can find out why maths is marvellous, a new generation of Kjartan Poskitt fans will be able to discover the world of MURDEROUS MATHS. Get ready to be amazed!
MURDEROUS MATHS: The Brain-Bending Basics is full of facts, tricks and tips to give children a roller coaster overview into the utterly nutty world of maths. With a fabulous brand-new cover design for 2019 and simple explanations and hilarious characters to guide them through, children can: learn to become mathematical masters discover all about the impossible race find out how numbers can have superpowers - and more! Illustrated by Philip Reeve, Trevor Dunton and Rob Davis and presented in a bold, funky and accessible way so children can find out why maths is marvellous, a new generation of Kjartan Poskittfans will be able to discover the world of MURDEROUS MATHS. Get ready to be amazed!
We're proud to present the 13th edition of the world's best-selling gaming annual! Gamer's 2020 features all of the most popular videogame characters that our readers know and love.
As an exciting change to our usual structure, Gamer's 2020 has the theme of gaming characters running throughout. Gaming legends such as Super Mario, Spider-Man, Pikachu, Link, Master Chief, Batman, Mickey Mouse, Lara Croft and Crash Bandicoot are all honoured with their own page... and that's just the start. In all, more than 100 of gaming's most popular characters will have dedicated pages. And, if that wasn't enough, even more will be represented in the features, fact boxes and round-ups found throughout the book.
The book's features will transport our readers to more legendary gaming franchises - whether they visit a galaxy far away in Star Wars, get up-to-speed on gaming's latest, greatest heroes, explore the world of e-sports, or explore the history of Assassin's Creed. Our readers will be delighted to discover our special chapter, dedicated entirely to the gaming sensation that is Fortnite. We've worked closely with the game's publisher, Epic, to celebrate the best players, the most popular equipment, and the biggest in-game events.
Readers will also be able to put themselves to the test, by tackling our specially designed Reader Challenges! Gamer's 2020 has something for every gamer on the planet and remains the ultimate guide to gaming! So, press the Start button and find out why!
Discover how it all began with this updated and extended edition of the top-selling 2015 Official Adventure Guide: Ash'sQuest from Kanto to Kalos! Inside this book, you'll learn all about iconic Pokemon Master Ash Ketchum and his quest. Join Ash and his beloved Pikachu as they travel through all known regions of the Pokemon world, meeting and battling hundreds of amazing new Pokemon. Includes 32 pages of new material detailing Ash's latest adventures in the newest region, Alola.
Be the reason your students succeed. .
Do you remember that teacher who literally changed your life? Most likely, it wasn't the teacher who stood in front of the class and lectured every day, filling your little head with information. In fact, you probably can't even remember specifically "what" you learned in the class, only that you had some sort of awakening. As coauthor Tommie Lindsay points out, a great teacher doesn't merely provide knowledge but rather "takes away the barriers to learning.," .
"It Doesn't Take a Genius" will help you become that teacher. Written by two nationally acclaimed educators, this inspirational collection of real-life lessons takes you past the long hours, low pay, and school politics that come to dominate the job and provides a refreshing reminder of why you entered the profession in the first place: to change lives for the better. "It Doesn't Take a Genius" will also help parents identify and break through that seemingly invisible barrier preventing their kids from reaching their highest potential.. .
Tommie Lindsey and Randall McCutcheon have divided their book into five sections, each focusing on a single "truth" they believe will motivate students and forge them into individuals who want to be engaged in their education and the outside world.. .
These five "truths" will aid you in being the model all kids need and deserve--regardless of their background. The authors' ideas, presented in short, easy-to-digest articles, are complemented with first-hand success stories written by former students who defied the odds, including inner-city kids with at-risk backgrounds.. .
Every student has a purpose in this world, and it's one of life'sgreat gifts to help him or her find it. Practical and insightful, "It Doesn't Take a Genius" arms you with realistic strategies to create students who will go out into the world not only smarter but--more important--motivated, confident, and curious.. .
Learn how to become the teacher you always wanted to be and to help your students realize their potential. .
Each and every student is fertile ground for learning, even those who seem bored, distracted, or even bitter. All they need is care and attention. Whether you are a struggling teacher or frustrated parent, "It Doesn't Take a Genius" helps you foster success in even the most apathetic of students.. .
The authors, who hold numerous teaching awards, share their secrets of turning kids from all walks of life into successful students who go on to lead fulfilling, productive lives in adulthood. "It Doesn't Take a Genius" is organized into five universal "truths" behind making great possibilities come true. Accompanying the authors' inspiring ideas are first-hand accounts from their former students describing how they turned their lives around to become successful lawyers, playwrights, professors, and more.. .
Written with affection and sincerity--and featuring cartoons by acclaimed cartoonist Sidney Harris--"It Doesn't Take a Genius" is a refreshing response to detached behavioral theory, dry teaching manuals, and negative media stories concerning teachers and our education system. It provides the tools you need to help students unlock their enormous potential. Best of all, you'll come away with the very real but often forgotten fact that the desire to build students into curious, caring members of society isn't a pipedream. It's a calling.. .
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