Guinness World Records 2020

Guinness World Records 2020

Book - 2019
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Fully revised and updated, the record-breaking compendium of superlatives is back and bursting with facts, figures and incredible stories - each one selected to inspire you to learn about the fascinating world we live in... and to break records of your own.

In a series of 11 fact-packed chapters, we introduce you to the record-holders who've pushed the boundaries of what's possible. Meet...

* The adventurers who trek, swim, ski, climb and fly to all four corners of the globe
* The real-life cyborgs who augment their bodies with cutting-edge technology
* The painters, sculptors, musicians and moviemakers taking performance art to new levels
* The stars of social media generating millions of views on YouTube, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter
* The athletic legends who continue to raise the bar in the world of sports

But it's not only human beings who set records. Explore the wilder side of life with 24 pages of record-breaking animals, and take a trip around the world to visit the most awe-inspiring sights on each continent!

Plus, we investigate 10 record-breaking robots to find out what makes them tick. And look out for our exciting new "Snapshot" feature, in which our digital artists put a unique visual spin on some iconic record-holders such as the largest ever crocodile, the richest person on Earth and the tallest living tree - prepare to be amazed!

Publisher: [London, England] : Guinness World Records Limited, [2019]
ISBN: 9781912286836
Branch Call Number: 032 GUINNESS 2020
Characteristics: 255 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm
Additional Contributors: Guinness World Records Limited - Editor
Alternative Title: World records 2020

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There were three parts of the book that caught my attention. First, I liked the sports section because it mentioned the Houston and Dallas basketball players on page 218. Secondly, I enjoyed the Social Networks section on page 208. The book mentions the largest professional online networking set (LinkedIn). In addition, you can see who has the most followers on Twitter. It also tells you who has the most followers on Weibo. I think that the Guinness book is up-to-date and relevant because it also mentions the most Fortnite Victory Royales using a Quadstick. Thirdly, the recording artists section discusses the youngest female to reach no 1 on the UK albums chart --Billie Eilish. In general, the book is a smashing success because it relates to Millennials and Gen Z on many topics.

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