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Guinness World Records 2021 (Hardcover): Guinness World Records Guinness World Records 2021 (Hardcover)
Guinness World Records
R420 R361 Discovery Miles 3 610 Save R59 (14%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

All aboard Guinness World Records 2021 for a life-changing journey of discovery!

This year, we're devoting a chapter to the history of exploration, starting with the story of the very first circumnavigation, along with our "History of Adventure" timeline, featuring a host of remarkable achievements. The fully revised and updated best-seller is packed with thousands of incredible new feats across the widest spectrum of topics, providing a whistle-stop tour of our superlative universe. Our ever-expanding pool of international consultants and experts help us make sense of the world around us and the cosmos beyond.

So join us as we embark on a voyage through the vast panorama of record-breaking in 12 fact-packed chapters:

  • Travel through the Solar System and see the planets come to life with a free augmented-reality feature
  • Encounter the cutest, weirdest, most dangerous and exotic creatures on our home planet
  • Meet the world's tallest, shortest, hairiest and heaviest humans
  • Marvel at the latest high scores, speed runs and players at the top of their game in eSports and beyond
  • Get the lowdown on the world's most successful and prolific actors, musicians, TV stars and influencers
  • Review the greatest sports achievements from the past year and celebrate today's top athletes

We've also selected the best of the newly approved claims from the 50,000 applications received from the public over the past 12 months. But don't just be a tourist: try some of our specially created try-at-home challenges that could see YOU listed in the world-famous book of records. If you want to be one of those lucky few, check out our Against the Clock chapter - we might even see you in next year's edition!

Guinness World Records 2022 (Hardcover): Guinness World Records Guinness World Records 2022 (Hardcover)
Guinness World Records
R420 R299 Discovery Miles 2 990 Save R121 (29%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Fully revised and updated, and with a bright new design, Guinness World Records 2022 provides a fascinating snapshot of our world today.

Our editors have chosen to curate the book with environmental issues at the forefront of their mind, so we open with a chapter exploring what’s happening to our ecosystem and what superlative lengths people are going to make a difference. We also want to encourage readers to put their own record-breaking to good, so look out for projects that might inspire you to make a difference – so don’t just Discover Your World, Change Your World!

Despite the challenges of the past year, it’s been business as usual at Guinness World Records, and our researchers continue to field thousands of applications a month. Expect that unique mix of remarkable humans, talented pets, incredible vehicles and impressive sporting legends.

What you’ll find inside:

  • Environmental champions – the eco-warriors fighting to make our planet a better place
  • Wonders of the natural world, from the most intelligent creatures to the deadliest plants
  • The tallest and shortest… Our record scouts have measured a host of the world’s loftiest and diminutive humans
  • Pop Culture icons – we reveal the world’s most successful movie franchises, videogames, toys and brand
  • Young Achievers – meet the under-16 influencers, entrepreneurs and entertainers who are taking positive steps to change the world
  • Sporting heroes – we review the biggest sporting achievements of the year and put them in context alongside the greatest athletes of all time

PLUS! Look out for bonus features including free Augmented Reality dinosaurs that come to life straight off the page; more inductees into the Guinness World Records Hall of Fame, including Sir David Attenborough, astronaut Peggy Whitson and K-Pop sensations BTS; and “Virtual Visits” that take you on a journey to some of the most fascinating and record-packed visitor attractions, museums, art galleries and parks – all without leaving your home!

Knowledge Is Beautiful (Hardcover): David McCandless Knowledge Is Beautiful (Hardcover)
David McCandless 1
R685 R515 Discovery Miles 5 150 Save R170 (25%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

In this mind-blowing follow-up to the bestselling Information is Beautiful, the king of infographics David McCandless uses spectacular visuals to reveal unexpected insights into how the world really works.

We are living in the Information Age, in which we are constantly bombarded with data - on television, in print and online. How can we relate to this mind-numbing overload? Enter David McCandless and his amazing infographics: simple, elegant ways to understand information too complex or abstract to grasp any way but visually. In his unique signature style, he creates dazzling displays that blend facts with their connections, contexts and relationships, making information meaningful, entertaining - and beautiful.

Taking infographics to the next level, his new book Knowledge is Beautiful is an endlessly fascinating spin through the world of visualized data, which offers a deeper, more wide-ranging look at the world and its history. Covering everything from dog breeds and movie plots to the origins of life and a timeline of the far future, this stunning book is guaranteed to enrich your understanding of the world.

Minecraft Blockopedia: Updated Edition (Hardcover): Mojang Minecraft Blockopedia: Updated Edition (Hardcover)
Mojang
R500 R398 Discovery Miles 3 980 Save R102 (20%) Pre-order

Bursting with facts on over 600 unique blocks! Minecraft continues to grow every year and Minecraft Blockopedia: Updated Edition catalogues every single block that has been added to the game up to the Caves & Cliffs update. Ever wanted to know how to make obsidian, or find out where you can mine for emeralds? Maybe you've wondered what you can use ancient debris or copper ore for? The answers are all contained in this comprehensive collection of blocks.

Guinness World Records 2018 (Hardcover): Guinness World Records Guinness World Records 2018 (Hardcover)
Guinness World Records 5
R236 Discovery Miles 2 360 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

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 favourite 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 favourite 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!

Guinness World Records 2020 (Hardcover, New Edition): Guinness World Records Guinness World Records 2020 (Hardcover, New Edition)
Guinness World Records 1
R360 R309 Discovery Miles 3 090 Save R51 (14%) In stock

Celebrate the dawning of a new decade with the fully revised Guinness World Records 2020. To kick off the '20s, we've created an electrifying new cover and curated a record-breaking edition packaged with thousands of new, updated and classic superlatives, hundreds of never-before-seen images, and a selection of eye-opening photo-composites that put a new spin on record-breaking...

A new decade means it's time for a fresh approach, so starting with our front cover, we've re-booted record-breaking with an all-new design. There's a new look inside, too, and thanks to our team of digital artists, we've created mind-blowing poster pages that will reveal some of our classic record holders in a whole new light. Our ever-expanding pool of international consultants and experts help us make sense of the world around us, so join us as we explore the vast spectrum of record-breaking in 11 superlative-packed chapters.

As always, we're committed to bringing you record-breaking from the cutting edge of science, and this year we've produced a feature chapter on remarkable robots with the help of award-winning tech blogger Evan Ackerman. We've also been out on the road, adjudicating records at events as diverse as the UK National Pet Show, Skill Con in Las Vegas and BubbleFest in Wales. Guinness World Records is nothing without its dedicated record-breakers, so we've also selected the best of the newly approved claims from the 50,000 applications received from the public over the past 12 months.

If you want to be one of those lucky few, look out for the Do Try This At Home challenges in the VIRAL SPORTS chapter - you might even make it into next year's edition!

Guinness World Records 2022 (Hardcover): Guinness World Records Limited Guinness World Records 2022 (Hardcover)
Guinness World Records Limited
R651 R615 Discovery Miles 6 150 Save R36 (6%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Encyclopaedia of Science and Technology (Paperback): P. Hartmann-Petersen, G.C. Gerrans, R. Hartmann-Petersen Encyclopaedia of Science and Technology (Paperback)
P. Hartmann-Petersen, G.C. Gerrans, R. Hartmann-Petersen
R250 R215 Discovery Miles 2 150 Save R35 (14%) In stock

The SASOL Encyclopaedia of science and technology is the ideal comprehensive reference source for Secondary school learners and Higher education and training (HET) students. It also provides a reference resource for professional and general use.

Information is Beautiful (New Edition) (Hardcover, New Ed): David McCandless Information is Beautiful (New Edition) (Hardcover, New Ed)
David McCandless 2
R490 R391 Discovery Miles 3 910 Save R99 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

A visual guide to how the world really works, through stunning infographics and data visualisations, thoroughly revised, recalculated and reimagined for this new edition. We are overwhelmed by information - from our phones, our televisions, our computers, our newspapers. This new edition of Information is Beautiful has been revised throughout with over 20 updates and 20 new visualisations. It offers shelter from the flood by visualising data in a new way that blends facts with their connections, their context and their relationships - making information meaningful, entertaining and beautiful. This is information like you have never seen it before - easy to flick through but also engaging enough to study - information that comes to life in your hands and your eyes.

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations Pocketbook (Paperback, 2nd ed.): J. J. Keller Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations Pocketbook (Paperback, 2nd ed.)
J. J. Keller
R208 Discovery Miles 2 080 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Rise Up - A Coloring Book Celebrating Black Courage, Resilience, and Faith (Paperback): Ink & Willow Rise Up - A Coloring Book Celebrating Black Courage, Resilience, and Faith (Paperback)
Ink & Willow
R340 R295 Discovery Miles 2 950 Save R45 (13%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
This Book - ...of More Perfectly Useless Information (Paperback): Mitchell Symons This Book - ...of More Perfectly Useless Information (Paperback)
Mitchell Symons
R219 Discovery Miles 2 190 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Did you know this...

Billy Crystal's childhood babysitter was the legendary Billie Holiday?

It is physically impossible for pigs to look up at the sky?

The dot above the letter "i" is called a "tittle"?

Would you like to know which celebrities died virgins, or which novel was the first written on a typewriter? Or are you simply looking for some way to entertain yourself in the bathroom? Would you like to know the working titles of the Beatles' songs, or what things were invented by women? Answer "yes!" to any or all of these questions and This Book--like That Book--is the book you've been waiting for!

Ringing Church Bells to Ward Off Thunderstorms and Other Curiosities from the Original "Notes and Queries" (Hardcover): Ringing Church Bells to Ward Off Thunderstorms and Other Curiosities from the Original "Notes and Queries" (Hardcover)
R337 Discovery Miles 3 370 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

How much did Byron's brain weigh? Why are people said to grin like Cheshire cats? Was the Duke of Clarence really drowned in a Malmsey butt? First published in 1849, Notes and Queries quickly established itself as a unique treasure-trove of lore and out-of-the-way information on a wide and eccentric range of subjects. This newly created collection brings together the most intriguing items from its early years, ranging from ornamental hermits to regimental goats, from mummified monks to seventeenth-century mince pies, from how to handle Ivan the Terrible to remedies for the plague. The result is a plum pudding of a book, and an ideal gift for the curious.

English Dictionary Complete and Unabridged - More Than 725,000 Words Meanings and Phrases (Hardcover, 13th Revised edition):... English Dictionary Complete and Unabridged - More Than 725,000 Words Meanings and Phrases (Hardcover, 13th Revised edition)
Collins Dictionaries 1
R1,289 R858 Discovery Miles 8 580 Save R431 (33%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The must-have Back to School dictionary for Year 12. The largest single-volume English dictionary in print celebrates the extraordinary breadth and changing nature of world English, with more than 725,000 words, meanings and phrases. "The Collins English Dictionary is a book to be treasured, no home should be without one", The Times. Updated with all the very latest new words and senses, this is an unparalleled resource for word lovers, word gamers, and word geeks everywhere. It draws on Collins' extensive language databases and covers many literary and rare words useful for crossword solvers and setters as well as Scrabble players. Ideal for use at work, at home and at school - new words, new meanings and new uses are tracked by Collins' lexicographers who monitor language change around the world. This along with suggestions from the public on the award-winning collinsdictionary.com, ensures Collins English Dictionary truly is the home of living language. More place names and biographical entries - with over 8,500 place names and 5,500 biographies you will encounter thousands of fascinating facts and figures at your fingertips. The latest edition is beautifully designed and printed, and is surprisingly light and easy to hold. Designed for day-to-day use, with a clear layout and virtual thumb tabs, it is also available in flexible formats to suit every user - in print, as a Kindle dictionary and an iOS app.

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Natural Remedies (Paperback): Abigail Gehring The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Natural Remedies (Paperback)
Abigail Gehring
R639 R565 Discovery Miles 5 650 Save R74 (12%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

From Well-Being Rituals for the Mind, Body, and Spirit to Cooking with Herbs and Spices-Everything You Need to Know About Natural Remedies Packed with step-by-step instructions to make your own herbal remedies, simple recipes for cooking with herbs and spices, and both illustrations and photographs, this might be the most comprehensive guide to natural remedies ever published. Here readers can learn about alternative medicine and homeopathic approaches, aromatherapy and essential oils, acupuncture and massage, and much, much more. Healing Foods & Beverages Cooking with Herbs & Spices Medicinal Plants Daily Teas & Edible Greens Creating an Herbal Apothecary Natural Healing for Common Ailments Breathing Techniques Yoga & Exercise Meditation & Mindfulness Cosmetic Remedies Everyday Treatments for Women & Children

Eva Peron - A Reference Guide to Her Life and Works (Hardcover): Maria Belen Rabadan Vega, Mirna Vohnsen Eva Peron - A Reference Guide to Her Life and Works (Hardcover)
Maria Belen Rabadan Vega, Mirna Vohnsen
R1,118 R894 Discovery Miles 8 940 Save R224 (20%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Weird but true! 2022 - Wild and Wacky Facts & Photos! (Hardcover): National Geographic Kids Weird but true! 2022 - Wild and Wacky Facts & Photos! (Hardcover)
National Geographic Kids
R578 R486 Discovery Miles 4 860 Save R92 (16%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Weird and awesome facts to fascinate curious kids this Christmas This bulging compendium is loaded with all-new jaw-dropping, eye-popping, brain-bending facts and bright, bold photography! This year it's even bigger with four brand new fact-packed chapters. It pairs the planet's weirdest facts with the coolest and strangest true stories From strange rocks and baffling bridges to animal astronauts, ice marathons and awesome avocados Explores animals, geography, science, the environment, human achievement and lots more The perfect book for fans of Guinness World Records! Whether it's weird words, foul food, yucky creatures, or the world's longest mazes, this 2022 children's annual is sure to entertain!

Judicial Review in EU Law (Hardcover): Alexander H. Turk Judicial Review in EU Law (Hardcover)
Alexander H. Turk
R3,635 Discovery Miles 36 350 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Judicial review constitutes an important aspect of any legal system operating under the rule of law. This book provides a comprehensive account of judicial review in EU law by assessing the vast and complex case-law of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) in this area and the academic opinion which has accompanied its rulings over the years. It questions the prevalent view in academic literature that the Court's restrictive approach to allowing individuals direct access to the Community Courts, in case of a challenge against normative acts, amounts to a denial of an effective remedy. The author argues that the emerging constitutional nature of the European Union and its federal structure requires a more balanced view. While it will improve direct access for individuals to the Union's judiciary, the Lisbon Treaty will not radically alter the system of judicial review in the European Union. Judicial Review in EU Law will be of great interest to academics, and given its detailed discussion of case-law of the ECJ it will also appeal to postgraduate students of European law. Dealing with an important aspect of legal practice, it will be invaluable reading for practitioners in law firms and officials working in local, regional and central government.

The Regulatory Function of European Private Law (Hardcover): Fabrizio Cafaggi, Horatia Muir-Watt The Regulatory Function of European Private Law (Hardcover)
Fabrizio Cafaggi, Horatia Muir-Watt
R3,643 Discovery Miles 36 430 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

In the context of the current debate on the desirability and process of forming European private law (EPL), this book considers one fundamental question addressing its descriptive and normative dimension: does and should EPL pursue regulatory objectives beyond market integration? The editors argue that because national categories are of little help in grasping the characteristics of a multi-level regulatory system, it is necessary to link three perspectives: private law, regulation and conflict of laws. This book explores this interaction in four distinct fields: product liability, environmental protection, public utilities and e-commerce. The results show that EPL is highly regulatory and that the implications of this change have not been adequately considered by institutions and by scholars. The Regulatory Function of European Private Law will be of great interest to academics of law, as well as to private and public lawyers and European policymakers.

Essai Sur La Philosophie Des Sciences - Ou, Exposition Analytique D'une Classification Naturelle De Toutes Les... Essai Sur La Philosophie Des Sciences - Ou, Exposition Analytique D'une Classification Naturelle De Toutes Les Connaissances Humaines, Part 2 (French, Paperback)
Andre-Marie Ampere
R424 Discovery Miles 4 240 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
OEuvres De Denis Diderot - Dictionnaire Encyclopedique (French, Paperback): Denis Diderot OEuvres De Denis Diderot - Dictionnaire Encyclopedique (French, Paperback)
Denis Diderot
R583 Discovery Miles 5 830 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Oeuvres De Denis Diderot (French, Paperback): Denis Diderot Oeuvres De Denis Diderot (French, Paperback)
Denis Diderot
R551 Discovery Miles 5 510 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
OEuvres De Denis Diderot - Dictionnaire Encyclopedique (French, Paperback): Denis Diderot OEuvres De Denis Diderot - Dictionnaire Encyclopedique (French, Paperback)
Denis Diderot
R549 Discovery Miles 5 490 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Oeuvres De Denis Diderot (French, Paperback): Denis Diderot Oeuvres De Denis Diderot (French, Paperback)
Denis Diderot
R707 Discovery Miles 7 070 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Oeuvres De Denis Diderot (French, Paperback): Denis Diderot Oeuvres De Denis Diderot (French, Paperback)
Denis Diderot
R579 Discovery Miles 5 790 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
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