Guinness World Records 2010

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Craig Glenday
Bantam Books, 2010 - Reference - 594 pages
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From the most searched-for person on the Internet to the youngest billionaire, from the shortest film title to the longest nose—if a world record has been created or surpassed, it’s here!
 
Guinness World Records™ 2010gathers the most remarkable, inspirational, and wacky record breakers yet from every corner of the globe—and even beyond the solar system. Filled with don’t-try-this-at-home human achievements, natural and technological wonders, incredible feats in sports and entertainment, and much more, this updated edition introduces exciting new records and unbelievable facts that will captivate the imagination. Did you know . . .
 
• To celebrate the launch of its new route from Dubai, UAE, to Sao Paulo, Brazil, the Emirates airline aired a TV commercial that was 14 hours and 40 minutes long—the same length as the journey itself?
• The deadliest mountain of them all is Annapurna I, where 41 percent of climbers die striving for the peak?
• The Detroit Lions hold the record for most losses in an NFL season, ending the 2008 season with a 0–16 record?
 
And that’s just a hint of what you’ll find inside this amazing book, including striking all-new photos and new sections on seemingly unbreakable records, unusual rituals from around the globe and other wild events celebrating the first decade of the twenty-first century—plus information on how you too can join the Guinness World Records family, and offers on free downloadable content, from videos to wallpapers.
  

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The hardcover is better

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The large hardcover version is definitely more interesting for the 10-12 year old audience. The paperback is complete with the records, but not very reader friendly for young people. Read full review

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Contents

Deep Space
3
Extrasolar Planets
8
Exploring the Solar System
13
Mars
16
PLANET EARTH
21
Europe
23
North America
28
South America
29
Central Southern Asia
233
Southeast Asia
237
Northeast Asia
241
Australia
245
New Zealand
247
MODERN WORLD 253 Mans Best Friend
253
Big Food
257
Food Feats
261

Africa
37
Asia
41
Oceania
46
Polar Regions
51
ANIMAL PLANET 59 Arthropods
59
Amphibians
63
Reptiles
67
Fish
71
Birds
76
Mammals
80
THE BODY 89 Amazing
89
Wonderful Women
95
Culture Shock
99
Medical Marvels
103
Life Stories
107
Size Matters HUMAN
113
Strength
119
Odd Talents
123
Super Stunts
129
Mass Participation
133
In an Hour
140
In a
145
TRAVELERS TALES 151 Ups Downs
151
Ruling the Waves
157
Scaling the Heights
161
Circumnavigating the Globe
165
Epic Journeys
169
GAZETTEER
173
U S
174
Mexico
180
Central America Caribbean
183
South America
187
Canada
190
UK Ireland
195
France
199
Italy
201
Spain
204
Portugal
206
Nordic Countries
209
Germany
212
Netherlands
215
Eastern Central Europe
217
Russia
220
Israel
222
The Middle East
225
Africa
229
Most Expensive
266
Planet in Danger
271
The Economy
275
Crime
278
Terrorism Warfare
283
Cold
288
Toys Games
293
Clothes
297
Collections
301
ENGINEERING b TECHNOLOGY
305
Eco Transport
307
Cars Bikes
311
Boats
315
Aircraft
318
Trains
323
Weapons
327
Superstructures
331
Atom Smashers
335
Think
341
Alternative Energies
345
Cuttingedge Science
349
Internet
352
Gadgets
357
ART MEDIA 363 Art Sculpture
363
Photography
368
Whats on TV 376 TV Comedies Soaps
373
Game Shows Reality
381
Hollywood Heroes
384
Screen Goddesses
385
At the Movies
393
Special Effects
396
The Names Bond
401
Music
404
Video Gaming
412
Action Sports
419
Track Field
428
Autosports
439
Baseball
446
NBA AllStar
455
Cricket
464
Soccer
473
Index
549
Acknowledgments
579
Stop Press
587
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About the author (2010)

Craig Glenday is an expert in vampire lore of the past few hundred years. He lives in England.

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