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Guinness World Records: The World's Biggest Everything!

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From the tallest building to the biggest "air" (it's a skateboard thing!); from the largest animals to the most monumental mountains, this book has it all. It's hard to believe we can fit it between covers! Drawing from the Guinness World Records archive of things big and huge (it's the "biggest" such archive in the world, of course), this book will amaze and delight young readers and their curious parents.

The stories and color photos of these enormous subjects are cool enough,...

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Overview

From the tallest building to the biggest "air" (it's a skateboard thing!); from the largest animals to the most monumental mountains, this book has it all. It's hard to believe we can fit it between covers! Drawing from the Guinness World Records archive of things big and huge (it's the "biggest" such archive in the world, of course), this book will amaze and delight young readers and their curious parents.

The stories and color photos of these enormous subjects are cool enough, but making these big things relevant and understandable will be made easier by ratio comparisons, like "The Queen Mary is as tall as 5 school buses," and "Two kids about 4 feet tall would be just a bit taller than Mr. Xi (World's Tallest Living Man)."

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Supersize is the key concept of this bulky book. The World's Biggest Everything is exactly that: the Guinness editors' compilation of all things huge. Among the jumbos spotlighted are the world's largest passenger airplane (longer than six school buses), the world's biggest skateboard (longer than three kids), and the world's largest Yokozuna Sumo wrestler (a 500-pound tournament champion). Each entry is accompanied by graphic that show the difference between an average-sized kid and the towering subject.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781933405063
  • Publisher: Time Home Entertainment, Inc
  • Publication date: 4/18/2006
  • Series: Guinness World Records Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.30 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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