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Nov 09 2015

Guinness World Records 2016 by Guinness World Records

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Guinness World Records 2016 by Guinness World Records
Guinness World Records, 2015. ISBN 9781910561010
(Age: All) Recommended. The Guinness World Records book needs no introduction. Chock full of incredible new records, strange trivia and interesting illustrations, it is a must for every library and a book full of appeal for the reluctant reader.
Some of the most eye catching entries include the tallest man (251 cm. tall) and a page of incredible extreme body modifications (tattoos and facial flesh tunnels). All are portrayed with colourful photos that grab the imagination. New entries include waterfalls, apps, manga, drones and pirates as well as other interesting topics.
For those who want their reading a bit more focused there is a Table of Contents which includes headings like Sports, Science and Engineering, Animals, Humans, Adventurers and Extreme Exploits to name a few. An index is also available and would be helpful for those who want to target particular records. Enthusiasts can also go to the website,  and get extra information and background stories by reading the book and finding the answers to questions.
Once again Guinness World Records 2016 will be sure to astound readers as they flick through amazing records and photos, or read in more depth about the staggering things that people can get up to and the incredible animals that can be found. This is a must for libraries and would make a great present for children with inquiring minds.
Pat Pledger

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