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With a fresh new design and feel inspired by innovations in tablet technology the latest GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS book presents thousands of new and updated records along with hundreds of amazing never-before-seen photographs The 2015 edition showcases the very best of the most recent world records with new subjects as diverse as castles 3D printing the search for alien life and the latest developments in AI and robotics Plus the Flashback features offer a look back at the archives to bring you the best of the classic and iconic records from the past 60 years Meanwhile the Gallery spreads present the best GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS photography across themed topics such as giant musical instruments wacky vehicles and animals in action And look out for details of how readers can become record-breakers themselves See it 3D - The latest edition of our FREE Augmented Reality app brings the book to life with more exciting and interactive digital content including a 3D animation of the tallest man who ever lived Robert Wadlow who reached the towering height of 2 72 m 8 ft 11 1 in Plus you will be transported to an underwater submarine so that you can dive with creatures as exotic as the great white shark Also you will encounter the world s... most venomous spider get closer and it will surprise you Download the new app now to experience a whole new dimension of records more
Science has never been so easy--or so much fun With The Everything Kids Science Experiments Book all you need to do is gather a few household items and you can recreate dozens of mind-blowing kid-tested science experiments High school science teacher Tom Robinson shows you how to expand your scientific horizons--from biology to chemistry to physics to outer space You ll discover answers to questions like Is it possible to blow up a balloon without actually blowing into it What is inside coins Can a magnet ever be turned off Do toilets always flush in the same direction Can a swimming pool be cleaned with just the breath of one person You won t want to wait for a rainy day or your school s science fair to test these cool experiments for yourself
1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE Hailed as the top nonfiction book of the year by Time magazine Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for biography and the Indies Choice Adult Nonfiction Book of the Year awardOn a May afternoon in 1943 an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil gasoline and blood Then on the ocean surface a face appeared It was that of a young lieutenant the plane s bombardier who was struggling to a life raft and pulling himself aboard So began one of the most extraordinary odysseys of the Second World War The lieutenant s name was Louis Zamperini In boyhood he d been a cunning and incorrigible delinquent breaking into houses brawling and fleeing his home to ride the rails As a teenager he had channeled his defiance into running discovering a prodigious talent that had carried him to the Berlin Olympics and within sight of the four-minute mile But when war had come the athlete had become an airman embarking on a journey that led to his doomed flight a tiny raft and a drift into the unknown Ahead of Zamperini lay thousands of miles of open ocean leaping sharks a foundering raft thirst and starvation... enemy aircraft and beyond a trial even greater Driven to the limits of endurance Zamperini would answer desperation with ingenuity suffering with hope resolve and humor brutality with rebellion His fate whether triumph or tragedy would be suspended on the fraying wire of his will In her long-awaited new book Laura Hillenbrand writes with the same rich and vivid narrative voice she displayed in Seabiscuit Telling an unforgettable story of a man s journey into extremity Unbroken is a testament to the resilience of the human mind body and spirit Praise for Unbroken Extraordinarily moving a powerfully drawn survival epic The Wall Street Journal A one-in-a-billion story designed to wrench from self-respecting critics all the blurby adjectives we normally try to avoid It is amazing unforgettable gripping harrowing chilling and inspiring New York Staggering mesmerizing Hillenbrand s writing is so ferociously cinematic the events she describes so incredible you don t dare take your eyes off the page People A meticulous soaring and beautifully written account of an extraordinary life The Washington Post Ambitious and powerful a startling narrative and an inspirational book The New York Times Book Review Marvelous Unbroken is wonderful twice over for the tale it tells and for the way it s told It manages maximum velocity with no loss of subtlety Newsweek Moving and yes inspirational Laura Hillenbrand s unforgettable book deserve s pride of place alongside the best works of literature that chart the complications and the hard-won triumphs of so-called ordinary Americans and their extraordinary time Maureen Corrigan Fresh Air Hillenbrand tells this story with cool elegance but at a thrilling sprinter s pace Time Unbroken is too much book to hope for a hellride of a story in the grip of the one writer who can handle it Christopher McDougall author of Born to Runmore
Filled with photographs this beautifully designed book is organized into two-page spreads that each focus on a different topic making it easy and fun to read --Redding comPresenting the next must-have fun-filled gift book from the team that created Ultimate Weird But True 5 000 Cool Facts About Everything treats kids to brain candy and eye candy all rolled into one treasure trove of high-interest fascinating facts Lively and information-packed this book is literally busting its covers with fascinating fun-tastic facts on super sensational topics that kids love Who knew that there were so many sweet things to learn about chocolate or that a dozen delicious details about peanut butter would show up on a page with a few splotches of jelly to whet our appetites Keep turning and a terrifyingly toothy shark tells you all about himself while other spreads lay out tons of tips on toys and games mysteries of history robots and reptiles sports and spies wacky words and so much more A visual feast of colorful photographs surrounded by swirling tipping expanding and climbing bits of information in a high-energy design this book will satisfy both the casual browser and the truly fact obsessed
From America s preeminent columnist named by the Financial Times the most influential commentator in the nation the long-awaited collection of Charles Krauthammer s essential timeless writings A brilliant stylist known for an uncompromising honesty that challenges conventional wisdom at every turn Krauthammer has for decades daz zled readers with his keen insight into politics and government His weekly column is a must-read in Washington and across the country Now finally the best of Krauthammer s intelligence erudition and wit are collected in one volume Readers will find here not only the country s leading conservative thinker offering a pas sionate defense of limited government but also a highly independent mind whose views on feminism evolution and the death penalty for example defy ideological convention Things That Matter also features several of Krautham mer s major path-breaking essays on bioeth ics on Jewish destiny and on America s role as the world s superpower that have pro foundly influenced the nation s thoughts and policies And finally the collection presents a trove of always penetrating often bemused re flections on everything from border collies to Halley s Comet from Woody Allen to Win ston Churchill from the... punishing pleasures of speed chess to the elegance of the perfectly thrown outfield assist With a special highly autobiographical in troduction in which Krauthammer reflects on the events that shaped his career and political philosophy this indispensible chronicle takes the reader on a fascinating journey through the fashions and follies the tragedies and triumphs of the last three decades of American life more
Your little one will soon learn some essential first words and pictures with this bright board book There are 100 color photographs to look at and talk about and 100 simple first words to read and learn too The pages are made from tough board for hours of fun reading and the cover is softly padded for little hands to hold
Linking to a popular feature in the super successful National Geographic Little Kids magazine this book brings the browsable fun of the bestselling National Geographic Kids Almanac to a new audience preschoolers Using an interactive question-and-answer format and content grounded in a child s immediate world the Big Book of Why delivers lively information hands-on games simple recipes crafts and more What makes a car go How does mushy dough become a crispy cookie What does the doctor see in my throat An essential parent reference The Big Book of Why invites children to ask big questions think big thoughts and get answers that are accurate engaging level-appropriate and based on sound educational findings It helps prepare preschoolers for school in an interactive way the very best way to foster learning at this age according to research Highly photographic and playful this big book is an adventure in exploration
What are my qualifications to write this book None really So why should you read it Here s why I m a little fat If a thin guy were to write about a love of food and eating I d highly recommend that you do not read his book Bacon McDonalds Cinnabon Hot Pockets Kale Stand-up comedian and author Jim Gaffigan has made his career rhapsodizing over the most treasured dishes of the American diet choking on bacon is like getting murdered by your lover and decrying the worst offenders kale is the early morning of foods Fans flocked to his New York Times bestselling book Dad is Fat to hear him riff on fatherhood but now in his second book he will give them what they really crave hundreds of pages of his thoughts on all things culinary ish Insights such as why he believes coconut water was invented to get people to stop drinking coconut water why pretzel bread is 3 on his most important inventions of humankind behind the wheel and the computer and the answer to the age-old question which animal is more delicious the pig the cow or the bacon cheeseburger
The bestselling book for every boy from eight to eighty covering essential boyhood skills such as building tree houses learning how to fish finding true north and even answering the age old question of what the big deal with girls is In this digital age there is still a place for knots skimming stones and stories of incredible courage This book recaptures Sunday afternoons stimulates curiosity and makes for great father-son activities The brothers Conn and Hal have put together a wonderful collection of all things that make being young or young at heart fun building go-carts and electromagnets identifying insects and spiders and flying the world s best paper airplanes The completely revised American Edition includes The Greatest Paper Airplane in the WorldThe Seven Wonders of the Ancient WorldThe Five Knots Every Boy Should KnowStickballSlingshotsFossilsBuilding a Treehouse Making a Bow and ArrowFishing revised with US Fish Timers and TripwiresBaseball s Most Valuable Players Famous Battles-Including Lexington and Concord The Alamo and Gettysburg Spies-Codes and CiphersMaking a Go-CartNavajo Code Talkers DictionaryGirlsCloud FormationsThe States of the U S Mountains of the U S NavigationThe Declaration of Independence Skimming... StonesMaking a PeriscopeThe Ten CommandmentsCommon US TreesTimeline of American Historymore
Tired of memoirs that only tell you what really happened Sick of deeply personal accounts written in the first person Seeking an exciting interactive read that puts the u back in aUtobiography Then look no further than Neil Patrick Harris Choose Your Own Autobiography In this revolutionary Joycean experiment in light celebrity narrative actor personality carbon-based-life-form Neil Patrick Harris lets you the reader live his life You will be born to New Mexico You will get your big break at an acting camp You will get into a bizarre confrontation outside a nightclub with actor Scott Caan Even better at each critical juncture of your life you will choose how to proceed You will decide whether to try out for Doogie Howser M D You will decide whether to spend years struggling with your sexuality You will decide what kind of caviar you want to eat on board Elton John s yacht Choose correctly and you ll find fame fortune and true love Choose incorrectly and you ll find misery heartbreak and a hideous death by piranhas All this plus magic tricks cocktail recipes embarrassing pictures from your time as a child actor and even a closing song Yes if you buy one book this year congratulations on being above the American average and make... that book Neil Patrick Harris Choose Your Own Autobiography more