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Guinness World Records 2005: Special 50th Anniversary Edition Hardcover – August 23, 2004

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Product Details

  • Series: Guinness World Records
  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Guinness; 50th Annv edition (August 23, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1892051222
  • ISBN-13: 978-1892051226
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 0.9 x 12 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #285,372 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Jadecat VINE VOICE on December 4, 2004
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My daughter wanted to buy this book from Scholastic Books from her school but it was at a slightly higher price, and so I was happy to find it here at a cheaper price. It is a 287 page book, with glossy pages that have several photos on almost every page. For example page 184 is Language and Literature, and has such records as longest running comic, best selling cookbook, all time best selling book, longest poem, most common language....On that page there are 11 record catagories discussed and two photos. PRetty much the same pattern throughout the entire book. Their "chapters" are titled Human Beings, Natural World, Modern World, Material world, Feats of engineering, Science and Technology, Art and media, Music and entertainment and Sports. There are then subcategories for each chapter. It looks like a fun and easy read and although my 9 year old hasn't seen it yet, I know she will enjoy reading it and relaying record information to us. The cover is quite eyecatching and it is a nice, sturdy book. No regrets here on the purchase.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Susan on December 27, 2004
Format: Hardcover
My daughter got this for Christmas and absolutely loves it! Tons of interesting facts! Nice color pictures too! Great buy!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Kicking back in New England on March 5, 2005
Format: Hardcover
My son's school has DEAR time daily (drop everything and read) and they can read any book from their reading box. This book cycled it's way to my son and he couldn't stop talking about it! Apparently the fourth graders beg to have this (and other record books) as one of their choices. Needless to say - I had to get him his own copy!

The book is almost 300 pages with fabulous pictures and some really unusual facts seperated into different categories covering all manner of records from sports to science. Perfect for skimming, or reading an entire category!

Great for kids - and parents too!
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13 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Dr. Joseph S. Maresca HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWER on August 22, 2004
Format: Hardcover
This book is a wonderful all-color rendition which has important

factual information on the tallest man, the tripling of the

population in the past half century and the spectacular

Olympus Mons on the Marsian surface- just to mention a few of the many features contained. The book is perfect for

student projects in science and the arts. It well worth the

price charged.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on April 12, 2005
Format: Hardcover
I absolutley love this book!!!! it is awesome the pictures are wonderful and the records are great!!! Really great book!!!!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on February 11, 2005
Format: Hardcover
i love this book it was my favorite.

book i hop you keep writing the books i especially like the part about the most pierced man !!!!!!!!!!!! & the longest bridge also the farthest eyeball popper !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and i like everything!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Philipe Gripp on March 5, 2005
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This book is really amazing and fun ! It has really amazing and funs facts covered by excelent illustrations. A must read for kid to adults... Just have fun with its 300 pages... :)
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By PS on April 25, 2013
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