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Guinness World Records: Science & Stuff

Guinness World Records: Science & Stuff (Paperback)

By World Records, Guinness

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Guinness World Records: Science & Stuff is a whirlwind tour through the astounding, record-breaking world (and universe) around us.

ISBN 9781910561638
Barcode 9781910561638
Published 11 January 2018 by Guinness World Records Limited
Format Paperback
In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days

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ISBN-13 9781910561638
ISBN-10 1910561630
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Guinness World Records Limited
Imprint Guinness World Records Limited
Publication Date 11 January 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By World Records, Guinness
Category Reference
Number of Pages Not specified
Dimensions Width: 191mm
Height: 260mm
Spine: 12mm
Weight 577g
Interest Age Children
Reading Age Children
Library of Congress Science - Miscellanea - Juvenile literature, Curiosities and wonders - Juvenile literature, World records - Juvenile literature
NBS Text Reference & Home Learning
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 502
Catalogue Code 912757

Description of this Book

Packed with spectacular superlatives, shocking stats, fantastic facts and fun figures, Science and Stuff celebrates the simple joy in finding things out. What can cats teach us about the laws of physics? Why was cabbage banned on the International Space Station? (Can you fart in space?) And would a penny dropped from the Empire State Building really kill someone? (Short answer: No!) But it's not all facts and stats. The feature chapter just for Makers, introduced by our very own mad professor Burnaby Q. Orbax, challenges you to attempt record-breaking science experiments at home, from the fastest Mentos & Soda rocket car to the most slime thrown and caught in a minute! Join us as we rise from the deepest depths of the ocean, where weird glowing fish hunt in the darkness, to the mountaintop observatories where scientists unravel the secrets of the universe.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

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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