Guinness World Records 2017 Gamer s Edition

Author: Guinness World Records
Publisher: Guinness World Records
ISBN: 9781910561690
Release Date: 2016-11-15
Genre: Games & Activities

It’s time to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Guinness World Records: Gamer’s Edition! With over four million copies sold, this is the ultimate annual for every gaming fan. It’s bursting with the latest facts and stats on your favorite games from the futuristic soccer action of Rocket League to the psychedelic paint battles of Splatoon. And as Star Wars mania explodes once again, we explore everything Jedi in a special feature section. Plus, you’ll get a sneak peek at all-new games from the ever-evolving gaming universe! Get an inside look at the indie game scene, the big-money world of eSports, and a celebration of 25 years of Mario Kart. There’s everything from space shooters such as Destiny, to RPGs such as Fallout 4, to the hit sport series FIFAand Madden. We’ve got sims, strategy games, and horror titles, and we also take a look at the toys-to-life phenomenon. From League of Legends to The Legend of Zelda, it’s all here in the 2017 edition of Guinness World Records: Gamer’s Edition!

Guinness World Records 2016 Gamer s Edition

Author: Guinness World Records
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781910561133
Release Date: 2015-09-01
Genre: Games

The bestselling video games annual is back! Bursting with mind-blowing records and tantalizing trivia, the Guinness World Records 2016: Gamer's Edition is a must-have for any gaming fan. Whether you're all about the latest first-person shooter, an app aficionado, an MMO master, or a die-hard retro gamer, you'll find show-stopping records, top 10 roundups, quick-fire facts and stats, and hundreds of amazing new images from all your favorite games. What's more, brand new for this year's book is a dedicated section just for Minecraft fans, with a mega-showcase of the greatest construction records, in-game tips and lots more blocky goodness. Plus, discover which tech milestones have been smashed in the last year - in both software and hardware, get all the insider secrets from industry experts, and marvel at the players who have leveled up to the very top of the leaderboards. Think you can challenge the current champions? Look inside to see how to break your very own record! Guinness World Records: Gamer's Editions have sold a whopping 3+ million copies. Find out for yourself why it's a game-changer!

The Guinness Book of Records 1995

Author: Peter Matthews
Publisher: Bantam Books
ISBN: 0553569422
Release Date: 1995-04-01
Genre: Reference

A totally revised and updated, comprehensive collection of authenticated facts, figures, and vital statistics in every area of human endeavor around the world. Original.

The Guinness Book of World Records 1997

Author: Norris McWhirter
Publisher: Bantam Books
ISBN: 0553542842
Release Date: 1997-03
Genre: Reference

As the top-selling copyrighted book in publishing history, The Guinness Book of World Records has achieved a spectacular feat. From edition to edition, it has surveyed the world's most extraordinary, authenticated facts and figures measuring all strata of human achievement and endurance, as well as natural phenomena. While it continues to entertain millions with superlatives ranging from the trivial to the sublime, it's clear that this one mammoth volume may be the best superlative of them all!

Guinness World Records 2012

Author: Guinness World Records
Publisher: Guinness World Records Limited
ISBN: 1904994679
Release Date: 2011-09-13
Genre: Reference

Lists records, superlatives, and unusual facts in the areas of fame, business, crime, the natural world, technology, war, the arts, music, fashion, and sports.

How to Sell Anything to Anybody

Author: Joe Girard
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780743273961
Release Date: 2006-02-07
Genre: Business & Economics

"The world's greatest salesman" reveals the spectacular selling principles that have brought him to the top of his profession as he offers helpful advice on how to develop customer profiles, how to turn a prospect into a buyer, how to close the deal, and how to establish a long-term relationship with one's customers. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

Guinness World Records 2013

Author: Guinness World Records
Publisher: Guinness World Records
ISBN: 1904994873
Release Date: 2012-09-11
Genre: Reference

Guinness World Records 2013 is crammed with new and updated records, and never-before-seen photography. Meet the new shortest living man and a slam-dunking parrot, and witness the fiercest predators in the ocean - you can see them in 3D with our new augmented reality app!

Guinness World Records 2004

Author:
Publisher: Guinness World Records Limited
ISBN: 1892051206
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Reference

Lists records, superlatives, and unusual facts in the areas of fame, business, crime, the natural world, technology, war, the arts, music, fashion, and sports.

Guinness World Records 2005

Author: Claire Folkard
Publisher:
ISBN: 0851121926
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Curiosities and wonders

This special collectable, golden anniversary edition features all the classic records...World's Tallest Man, Most Women's Olympic Water Polo Titles - Australia (Sydney 2000), Longest running TV Chat Show - The Tonight Show and many more Also includes plenty of new, exciting records. Special 50th Anniversary Edition. Please note this book is not published until October 2004.

The Guinness Book of World Records 1999

Author: Guinness World Records
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0553580752
Release Date: 1999-05-01
Genre: Reference

Lists records and statistics related to human beings, animals, science, technology, buildings, transportation, business, arts, entertainment, human achievement, and sports.

American Reference Books Annual 1977

Author: Bohdan S. Wynar
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015058396881
Release Date: 1977-04-01
Genre: Reference

1970- issued in 2 vols.: v. 1, General reference, social sciences, history, economics, business; v. 2, Fine arts, humanities, science and engineering.

Guinness World Records 2018

Author: Guinness World Records
Publisher: Guinness World Records
ISBN: 9781912286188
Release Date: 2017-08-29
Genre: Reference

The record-breaking records annual is back and packed with more incredible accomplishments, stunts, cutting-edge science and amazing sporting achievements than ever before. With more than 3,000 new and updated records and 1,000 eye-popping photos, it has thousands of new stats and facts and dazzling new features. There is so much to explore inside. Go on a whirlwind tour of the planet’s most amazing places, from the largest swamps to the deepest points on Earth. Find out what happens when you give an octopus a Rubik’s Cube, and why all you need to defend yourself from a crocodile is a rubber band! You’ll also find all your favorite records and categories such as Big Stuff, Collections, Mass Participation and Fun with Food, plus the year’s most significant sporting achievements. Our editors have also taken inspiration this year from the world of superheroes – both fictional and real-world – so look out for our feature chapter charting your favorite caped crusaders in comic books, TV shows and movies. We also meet the real-life record-breakers with genuine superpowers, such as the Canadian strongman vicar who can pull a jumbo jet and an actual cyborg who uses technology to augment his senses. You’ll also learn all about the science of superheroes, such as who the fastest and strongest superheroes would be if they came to life, and who would win in a royal rumble between Superman, Batman, Hulk and Dr Strange! Also new this year is a celebration of the superlative with infographic poster pages that explore the most exciting absolutes, such as the longest, tallest, fastest and heaviest. Does the longest sofa outstretch the longest train? Is the tallest Easter egg bigger than the tallest snowman? Find out in this amazing new edition. You’ll also find these special pages available as free poster downloads at guinnessworldrecords.com! From science to showbiz via stunts and sports, there are real-life heroes all around us in all shapes and sizes, achieving the extraordinary every day. There’s only one book where you’ll find so many amazing facts all in one place, and that’s Guinness World Records 2018!

Strictly Off the Record

Author: Anna Nicholas
Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW
ISBN: 9781783720187
Release Date: 2010-09-06
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

In this achingly funny and irreverent memoir, Anna Nicholas recounts her adventures judging records around the world with The Guinness Book of Records founder, Norris McWhirter, CBE. Nicknamed Batman and Robin, they travelled the UK and beyond together meeting eccentric, weird and wonderful record breakers. Adjudicating Richard Branson’s circumnavigation of the globe in a hot air balloon, the world’s highest tower of bread, the longest conga line and the cramming of the most people ever on deckchairs onto Weymouth beach was all in a day’s work for this dynamic duo. And, of course, things didn’t always go exactly according to plan... Anna Nicholas has contributed to titles including the Financial Times, The Daily Telegraph, The Daily Telegraph Expat, The Independent and Express. She is a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and once organised an expedition with explorer Colonel John Blashford- Snell to carry a grand piano to a remote Amerindian tribe.

The Caddie Was a Reindeer

Author: Steve Rushin
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 1555847331
Release Date: 2007-12-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Steve Rushin, a four-time finalist for the National Magazine Award, has been hailed as one of the best sportswriters in America. In The Caddie Was a Reindeer he circumnavigates the globe in pursuit of extreme recreation. In the Arctic Circle, he meets ice golfers. In Minnesota, he watches the National Amputee Golf Tournament, where one participant tells him, “I literally have one foot in the grave.” Along the way, Rushin meets fellow travelers like Joe Cahn, a professional tailgater who confesses aboard the RV in which he lives: “It’s wonderful to see America from your bathroom.” And even Rushin has logged fewer miles in pursuit of extreme recreation than Rich Rodriguez, a marathon roller-coaster rider who makes endless loops for entire summers on coasters around the world. The Caddie Was a Reindeer is a ride to everywhere: to south London (where Rushin downs pints with the King of Darts), to the Champs-Elysees (where the author indulges in “excessive nightclubbing” with World Cup soccer stars), and to Japan (where Rushin eats soba noodles with the world champion of competitive eating). Enlightening, hilarious, and unexpectedly heartwarming, this collection is not a body of work: it’s a body of play.

No Place to Hide

Author: Errol Christie
Publisher: Aurum Press Limited
ISBN: 9781781310045
Release Date: 2011-05-26
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

DIV ‘As my future crumbled before my eyes, I grasped for the rope. My entire life’s struggle was ending here, in plain view of my enemies. How was it possible? How had I let things come to this?’ This is not the story of a celebrity sportsman. It’s not the story of a life covered in glory with its attendant cavalcade of famous friends, easy wins and glamorous encounters. Errol Christie may have been one of the most promising British boxers of his generation – a Fight Night poster boy, captain of the England boxing team, English and European champion, and a cocky, Ali-esque dancer with a reputation for devastating early knockouts – but this is not that story. This is a story about fighting. Coventry in the dying days of the Seventies was a tough place to grow up – especially if you were poor and black. At the same time as the young Errol Christie was raising the flag in the ring, his fists were seeing off skinhead tormentors and NF bootboys on the streets. Britain was sickening from a vicious racial divide, and even when the big time turned up Errol soon discovered that a black boxer who refused to play by the rules – white rules – would never be tolerated. In 1985, after a string of professional knockouts, Errol faced Mark Kaylor in a brutal bout that tore open the country’s simmering racial enmities. In the eighth round he went down – and stayed down, the roar of the hard right in his ears. But the years that followed would see Errol square up against a far tougher adversary – as he found himself out in the cold, struggling to get by, and alone with only his own shattered confidence and no place to hide. /div