The Guinness Book of Superlatives: The Original Book of Fascinating Facts

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Imagine the world before Google or Facebook, when books were the only source of recorded fact. Originally published in 1956, The Guinness Book of Superlatives is the very first book in a series that would one day become one of the most well-known and trusted brands in the world—The Guinness Book of World Records. This is the original fun and informative edition, which gathered world facts and records from the year of its publication and prior.

Included within are world records and facts from the sectors of:

  • Science
  • Politics
  • Economics
  • Art
  • Architecture
  • Engineering
  • Accidents and disasters
  • Human achievements
  • The natural world
  • And many more!

    Pick up this entertaining reference book, and expand your knowledge of the world as it was more than sixty years ago.
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    Publisher
    Simon and Schuster
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    Published on
    Nov 7, 2017
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    Pages
    224
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    ISBN
    9781945186455
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    Language
    English
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    Genres
    Games & Activities / Trivia
    History / Reference
    Nature / Reference
    Reference / Curiosities & Wonders
    Reference / General
    Reference / Trivia
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    This content is DRM protected.
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