With over five million copies sold, this is the ultimate annual for every gaming fan! Teeming with outstanding records, amazing stats and jaw-dropping trivia from your favourite games, Guinness World Records Gamer's Edition 2018 is the most exciting and action-packed yet.Get all the creature-catching highlights with the trailblazing smash that is Pok�mon GO, join the most successful stars from the fast-growing spectator sport of pro-gaming, and meet the biggest YouTube celebrities - including the mighty Minecrafter DanTDM and the iconic iHasCupquake.NEW NAMES, NEW GAMESWe have awesome new photography, exclusive interviews and spectacular chapters devoted to science fiction, fantasy and sports. Let your eyes be dazzled by the colourful shoot-outs of Overwatch, venture into the fantastical realms of The Last Guardian and celebrate the triumphant return of The Legend of Zelda. Gasp in awe at our line-up of the largest videogame characters ever created, and visit the site of the world's longest-running games tournament.FROM CYBORGS TO SUPERHEROESThis year's edition is brimming with incredible insights and fascinating stories in our special features - see for yourself as you step into a futuristic world of transhumanist gaming to marvel at cyborg arms and the latest Virtual Reality innovations. And, as the first superhero game turns 40 years old (take a bow Superman), we deliver a thrilling special section devoted to costumed crime-busting, from the brooding battles of the Batman Arkham series to the blocky adventures of LEGO Marvel Avengers, to the online universes of Marvel Heroes and DC Universe Online. Whether it's Super Mario, Skylanders or Spider-Man, you'll find it all here!
Primo Levi's Ordinary Virtues
Author: Robert Samuel Clive Gordon
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
'Extraordinary book... Generous quotations from Levi make the book a pleasure to read... the chapter on story-telling exemplifies Gordon's approach at its most appealing... Gordon's book should be read by anyone interested in how a better world might just be possible.' -Jewish ChroniclePrimo Levi was perhaps the most humane and eloquent writer of testimony to emerge from the Nazi Holocaust. But his work also went beyond testimony, tackling many of the founding ethical questions of what it is to be human. This book unveils the extraordinary depth of Levi the ethical writer for the fist time, enhancing his status as one of the key literary figures of the twentieth century.
Now in its eighth edition, Guinness World Records Gamer's Edition is the ultimate guide to videogames. With all-new design and photography, the fresh-looking 2015 edition is packed full of news and views about the most up-to-date achievements and developments in gaming. It offers the most dazzling images from this year's top titles, along with fascinating facts, figures and features on the games and characters you love – from Minecraft to the world-beating Grand Theft Auto V, from thrilling new games to all-time classics. The latest edition includes gameplay tips and hints, interviews and features exploring gaming from different perspectives, and quotes from leading figures in the industry. Find out about the biggest-selling games, the highest scores, and the world's most amazing gamers. Read about the latest hardware developments in the battle of the eight-generation consoles, and explore the most exciting news stories across all the major gaming genres.
Guinness World Records 2017
Author: Guinness World Records
Publisher: Guinness World Records
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. And of course all your favourite record categories are updated, such as the world’s new tallest dog! Plus, want to be a record-breaker? Inside you’ll find exciting challenges you can try at home.
Guinness World Records 2018
Author: Guinness World Records
Publisher: Guinness World Records
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 favorite 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 favorite 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!
Lists records, superlatives, and unusual facts in the areas of fame, the natural world, exploration, technology, remarkable activities, the arts, amusements, and sports.
The world's best-selling annual is back and bursting with thousands of amazing new records, never-before-seen images and mind-boggling trivia. And as always, we have a few more surprises in store for you... As well as all your favorite records for talented pets, superhuman achievements, big stuff and extreme vehicles, you'll find show-stopping superlatives from brand-new categories. Topics making their GWR debut include waterfalls, twins, ballooning, apps, lightning, manga, archaeology, drones, and pirates - and that's just for starters! So, get ready for your yearly dose of mind-blowing feats and wonders in Guinness World Records 2016 - the global authority on record-breaking.
Chronicles the evolution of record breaking while incorporating thousands of new entries, including the first band to perform on all seven continents, the most accurate clock, and the world's largest model train store.
Sid Fleischman Humor Award Winner! Fans of Jeff Kinney's humor and Sharon Creech's heartfelt stories will love this hilarious new series about a ten-year-old boy from a big family who dreams of making it into The Guinness Book of World Records. Teddy Mars is determined to stand out in a world full of wonders and a house bursting with siblings. With the help of his best friends, Teddy tries to build the biggest snow mound, stuff the most grapes in his mouth, and lift a chair with his teeth. He'll do anything to succeed—even if it means sleeping in a tent and cleaning up pigeon poop for Grumpy Pigeon Man. Too bad his pesky little brother, also known as The Destructor, always wrecks Teddy's record-breaking plans! Told in short, accessible sections, with memorable lists and winning illustrations, Molly B. Burnham's Teddy Mars #1: Almost a World Record Breaker is perfect for reading aloud. Teddy's never-give-up attitude will have readers laughing out loud and clamoring to break records of their own!
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 – and a few LOLs along the way – get your paws on Amazing Animals now!
A collection of over 10,000 records covering every field of human and non-human endeavor.