Scholastic Book of World Records 2006

Scholastic Book of World Records 2006

by Jenifer Morse, Georgian Bay
     
 

A LOT can change in a year, and the best-selling SCHOLASTIC BOOK OF WORLD RECORDS has been updated to include all the most recent events in sports, pop culture, and business.

Whether kids want to know which country has the most fast-food restaurants, where the world's fastest roller coaster is, or which athlete earned the most medals in a single Olympic Games,

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Overview

A LOT can change in a year, and the best-selling SCHOLASTIC BOOK OF WORLD RECORDS has been updated to include all the most recent events in sports, pop culture, and business.

Whether kids want to know which country has the most fast-food restaurants, where the world's fastest roller coaster is, or which athlete earned the most medals in a single Olympic Games, the SCHOLASTIC BOOK OF WORLD RECORDS has all of the answers and much, much more! Over the past four years, kids, parents, and teachers have come to love this kid-friendly book.

Each of the 300 records in the book has its own page that includes a full-color photograph and a detailed description of the record. A colorful bar graph that ranks other record holders in the same category is also included.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
The deadliest creatures swimming around in the world's oceans are the Sea Wasps. These jelly fish have enough venom to kill sixty adults. After being stung, death occurs in just four minutes! Did you also know that about 400 years ago, carrots were available in purple, red, yellow, and incredibly even in black? However, during the 17th century, the Dutch developed an orange carrot to match the color of their flag and this color became the most popular. This books is filled with colorful photographs and comparison charts in an attempt to proclaim the longest, tallest, fastest, most deadly, most expensive, and the top-ranking of a vast variety of subjects. Each of the sections shows the top rated things from around the world. The section about popular culture includes coverage of music, television, movies, theatre, and art. The science and technology records section includes vehicles, technology, computer games, space, and the solar system. The sports section includes records set in football, baseball, basketball, figure skating, tennis, golf, soccer, car racing, bicycling, hockey, and the Olympics. The section about nature includes animals, disasters, food, natural formations, plants, and weather. In the US section, every state is represented by one world record that happened in that state. Did you know that Tennessee has the world's largest fresh water aquarium? The human-made records section covers construction, travel and transportation. The last section lists money and business records. The back matter contains an index and an additional chapter featuring wild, wacky, and amazing facts about the human body, the Olympics, holidays, sports, animals, and food. 2005, Georgian BayBook/Scholastic Reference, Ages 8 to 14.
—Sally J. K. Davies

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780439755184
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
10/28/2005
Series:
Scholastic Book of World Records Series
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.06(w) x 9.12(h) x 0.43(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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