Guinness World Records 2017

Guinness World Records 2017

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The ultimate annual book of records is back and crammed with more than ever before! Guinness World Records 2017 is bursting with all-new records on topics as diverse as black holes, domes, owls and killer plants. Want to know the highest anyone has travelled on a skateboard, or the largest loop-the-loop completed in a car? Dying to know just how many tricks a cat can do in one minute? The answers to these questions and so much more are right inside.New in this year's edition are exciting infographic features exploring the fascinating details on topics such as animals, the human body, sports and explorations. And of course all your favourite record categories are updated for 2017, such as the world's new tallest dog! And as ever, our team of world-class photographers have travelled the globe to capture amazing images of the year's most impressive record holders. Let us know your favourite! Do try this at home...Want to be a record-breaker? Inside you'll find challenges you can try in the garden, in the kitchen, in your bedroom or even in the gym. Who knows, you may become a world record holder yourself!
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Product details

  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 229 x 307 x 22mm | 1,167g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Fully illustrated, photos and illustrations
  • 1910561320
  • 9781910561324
  • 2,163

About Buzz Aldrin

In 1951, Sir Hugh Beaver, the then managing director of the Guinness Brewery, went on a shooting party and became involved in an argument. Which was the fastest game bird in Europe - the golden plover or the grouse? He realized then that a book supplying the answers to this sort of question might prove popular. He was right!

Sir Hugh's idea became reality when Norris and Ross McWhirter, who had been running a fact-finding agency in London, were commissioned to compile what became The Guinness Book of Records. The first edition was bound on August 27, 1955, and went to the top of the British bestseller lists by Christmas that year.

Since then, Guinness World RecordsT has become a household name and the global leader in world records. No other enterprise collects, confirms, accredits and presents world record data with the same investment in comprehensiveness and authenticity.
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