The Guinness Book of Superlatives

The Original Book of Fascinating Facts

Author: Books

Publisher: Clydesdale

ISBN: 9781945186448

Category: Reference

Page: 224

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Imagine the world before Google or Facebook, when books were the only source of recorded fact. Originally published in 1956, The Guinness Book of Superlatives is the very first book in a series that would one day become one of the most well-known and trusted brands in the world—The Guinness Book of World Records. This is the original fun and informative edition, which gathered world facts and records from the year of its publication and prior. Included within are world records and facts from the sectors of: Science Politics Economics Art Architecture Engineering Accidents and disasters Human achievements The natural world And many more! Pick up this entertaining reference book, and expand your knowledge of the world as it was more than sixty years ago.
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Guinness World Records 2019

Deutschsprachige Ausgabe

Author: Guinness World Records Ltd.

Publisher: Ravensburger Buchverlag Otto Maier GmbH

ISBN: 3473554650

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 256

View: 3769

- Mit Spannung erwartet: Guinness World Records 2019 - Neue atemberaubende Rekorde - Ideales Geschenk für Kinder ab 8 Jahren und die ganze Familie Der Bestseller unter den Rekord-Büchern ist zurück: Das Guinness Buch der Rekorde fasziniert seine Leser mit den besten neuen Rekorden und den beliebtesten Rekord-Klassikern. Die größte Sandburg, der längste Slackline-Gang über Wasser, der höchste Basketball-Wurf, der am häufigsten von Auge zu Auge gerollte Fußball, die beeindruckendsten LEGO®-Modelle, der lauteste Apfelbiss - den Ideen und Themen sind in diesem Buch keine Grenzen gesetzt. Verrückte Einfälle, unglaubliche Fakten und spektakuläres Fotomaterial bringen Kinder und Erwachsene zum Staunen, Schaudern, Gruseln und Lachen. Ein Weihnachtsgeschenk mit garantiertem Wow-Effekt! Technische Voraussetzungen: Der Titel ist optimiert für die Nutzung auf Tablet-Geräten (Kindle Fire, iPad und Android) und über die entsprechenden Apps auf dem Smartphone. Reguläre e-Ink-Reader sind für die Wiedergabe grundsätzlich ungeeignet.
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Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science

Volume 44 - Supplement 9: BASIC to Zambia: National Legal Deposit Library of

Author: Allen Kent,Harold Lancour,Jay E. Daily

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780824720445

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 424

View: 9200

"The Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science provides an outstanding resource in 33 published volumes with 2 helpful indexes. This thorough reference set--written by 1300 eminent, international experts--offers librarians, information/computer scientists, bibliographers, documentalists, systems analysts, and students, convenient access to the techniques and tools of both library and information science. Impeccably researched, cross referenced, alphabetized by subject, and generously illustrated, the Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science integrates the essential theoretical and practical information accumulating in this rapidly growing field."
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Who the Hell Is Pansy O'Hara?

The Fascinating Stories Behind 50 of the World's Best-LovedBooks

Author: Jenny Bond,Chris Sheedy

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440639425

Category: Reference

Page: 336

View: 9711

The captivating stories behind fifty of the greatest authors and their most famous literary creations Before Who the Hell is Pansy O?Hara ?, there had never been a single volume that explored the backstories of so many of the greatest books in the English language. A work sure to captivate all lovers of language and literature, it reveals in short, pithy chapters, the lives, loves, motivations, and quirky, fascinating details involving fifty of the best-loved books of the Western world. ? When stacked up, the original manuscript of Gone With the Wind stood taller than Margaret Mitchell, its 4' 9 1/2" author ? Ian Fleming, creator of James Bond, was part of the Allied team that cracked the Nazi?s Enigma code ? Leo Tolstoy?s wife copied War and Peace by hand . . . seven times From The Great Gatsby to Harper Lee, from Jaws to J. K . Rowling, Who the Hell Is Pansy O?Hara? offers an entertaining and informative journey through the minds of writers and the life experiences that took these amazing works from notion to novel.
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The Guinness book of music facts and feats

Author: Robert Dearling,Celia Dearling,Brian A. L. Rust

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Music

Page: 278

View: 9632

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The Nature Handbook

A Guide to Observing the Great Outdoors

Author: Ernest H. Williams Jr.

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199884471

Category: Nature

Page: 288

View: 9196

Nature is full of fascinating stories, stories that attract our attention at a young age and keep us amazed throughout our entire lives. The need to understand nature draws us back to its simple beauty again and again, yet underneath this simplicity lies a complex web of associations and patterns. The Nature Handbook does what no other field guide does: explores and explains nature through these connecting patterns, revealing them to the many different types of nature lovers. All naturalists-- from birders to gardeners, hikers to environmentalists, wildflower enthusiasts to butterfliers-- will appreciate the different approach of the Handbook, even those whose interest in the natural world is just beginning to develop. Naturalists who are already well versed in one group of organisms--birders, for example--will find new explanations and patterns for their favorite group, as well as new patterns all around them that they had previously overlooked. Observations in the Handbook are arranged in the three main sections of plants, animals, and habitats. These sections are then connected through discussions of the relationship of size and shape, adaptations, distribution patterns, behavior, and diversity of life. Since the emphasis is on patterns rather than individual species, each chapter has cross-references to related topics. For example, tree-related topics such as leaf shape, treelines, and fall colors, are all discussed in different chapters even though they are related. Leaf shape is associated with trees as organisms, and therefore is in Chapter 2: Trees; treelines are most associated with mountains, so their description is in Chapter 8: Mountains; fall colors apply more broadly to forests than to individual trees, and they are discussed in Chapter 9,Forests. Approximately 500 color photographs help make the more than 200 patterns apparent and recognizable for readers, and each pattern is accompanied by a detailed description and a brief list of sources. The book is designed to invite browsing, and readers will gain a rich ecological perspective and insight. Curiosity about the world around us is a basis for human learning; The Nature Handbook serves to aid all nature lovers in their quest for understanding the many stories that our living world provides.
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Encyclopedia of Mental Health

Author: N.A

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0123977533

Category: Medical

Page: 2000

View: 1258

Encyclopedia of Mental Health, Second Edition, tackles the subject of mental health, arguably one of the biggest issues facing modern society. The book presents a comprehensive overview of the many genetic, neurological, social, and psychological factors that affect mental health, also describing the impact of mental health on the individual and society, and illustrating the factors that aid positive mental health. The book contains 245 peer-reviewed articles written by more than 250 expert authors and provides essential material on assessment, theories of personality, specific disorders, therapies, forensic issues, ethics, and cross-cultural and sociological aspects. Both professionals and libraries will find this timely work indispensable. Provides fully up-to-date descriptions of the neurological, social, genetic, and psychological factors that affect the individual and society Contains more than 240 articles written by domain experts in the field Written in an accessible style using terms that an educated layperson can understand Of interest to public as well as research libraries with coverage of many important topics, including marital health, divorce, couples therapy, fathers, child custody, day care and day care providers, extended families, and family therapy
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The Canadian Alpine Journal

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Mountaineering

Page: N.A

View: 5033

Posted in Mountaineering

The Guinness book of stamps

facts & feats

Author: James Mackay

Publisher: Guinness Publishing

ISBN: 9780851123516

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 225

View: 4053

All sorts of curiosities about postage stamps such as the most valuable, the largest, & so on.
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Guinness World Records: Amazing Animals

Author: Guinness World Records

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781910561614

Category: Animals

Page: 215

View: 5844

WHAT'S INSIDE?If you're a fan of Grumpy Cat or Biddy the Hedgehog and just can't resist every fascinating nature story you see on the web, then it's time to get your paws on Guinness World Records: Amazing Animals. This brand-new book of fantastic beasts is a celebration of incredible creatures great and small. But this is far from your typical wildlife encyclopaedia... Marvel at superpets that have mastered extreme sports. Giggle at some of the most unlikely furry friendships. Meet the planet's animal celebrities.ACTIVITIESYou can also get involved with a wide range of activities throughout the book. See who wins the age-old battle between cats and dogs with IQ tests you can try with your very own pets! Create a brand-new superlative species with our hilarious mix-and-match game. And put your animal knowledge to the test with our quick quizzes.
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The Spectator

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English literature

Page: N.A

View: 9196

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Eine mathematische Mystery-Tour durch unser Leben

Author: Marcus du Sautoy

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406621937

Category: Mathematics

Page: 318

View: 1555

Lesen, lösen und Millionär (oder Mathe-Ass) werden: Das erste Mathe-Buch, das seinen Leser zum Millionär machen kann. Vorausgesetzt, er knackt eines der fünf großen Rätsel, die ihm auf der mathematischen Mystery-Tour dieses Buches begegnen. Für ihre Lösung hat das Clay Mathematics Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts, jeweils ein Preisgeld in Höhe von 1 Million Dollar ausgesetzt. Spektakulär beginnt die mathematische Mystery Tour des Oxforder Mathe-Genies Marcus du Sautoy mit dem Rätsel der nie endenden Primzahlen. Warum wählte David Beckham das Trikot mit der Nummer 23? Und warum hat eine amerikanische Heuschreckenart eine Vorliebe für die Primzahl 17? Es folgen «das Geheimnis der Glückssträhne», «die Sache mit dem nicht zu entschlüsselnden Code» und zwei weitere mysteriöse Fälle der Mathematik. Der Leser erfährt, wie er bei Monopoly gewinnen kann und im Kasino seine Chancen verbessert. Doch damit nicht genug: Das Buch bietet auch Mathematik zum Anfassen und Selbermachen. Auf einer extra zu dem Buch entworfenen Website finden sich Bastelbogen, Spiele, Filme und Experimente. Über das Buch verstreute QR-Codes bieten Gelegenheiten für spontane Ausflüge ins World Wide Web zu den besten Mathe-Seiten. In allem, was wir tun, steckt Mathematik. Du Sautoy zeigt, warum und wie. Und macht seine Leser auf jeden Fall reicher, auch wenn sie das Geheimnis der nie endenden Primzahlen schlussendlich doch nicht lüften sollten.
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British Book News

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Best books

Page: N.A

View: 8165

Posted in Best books

Veteran & Vintage Magazine

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Automobiles

Page: N.A

View: 8492

Posted in Automobiles

On the Move

A Chronology of Advances in Transportation

Author: Leonard C. Bruno

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: N.A

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 423

View: 4095

This reference guide gives details of the most significant vehicles, events, figures, transportation-related products, and mechanical parts in history. All types of water, land, air, and space transportation are covered, including vehicles powered by animal, man, wind, lighter-than-air gas, gravity, engines and rockets. In addition, milestones in methods of transportation, avenues of transportation (railroads, bridges, tunnels), the history of important transportation companies, and transportation laws and regulation are discussed.
Posted in Technology & Engineering

School Library Journal

SLJ.

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Children's libraries

Page: N.A

View: 6219

Posted in Children's libraries