Guinness World Records 2012

Author(s): GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS

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Discover 1000s of new and classic records in GWR 2012. Get on your marks for the London Olympics and marvel at the International Space Station. See over 900 new eye-popping photos, watch 30 Records come alive with Augmented Reality technology, discover hundreds of bite-sized facts and a stunning 3D jacket design in one amazing

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In 1951, Sir Hugh Beaver, the then managing director of the Guinness Brewery, went on a shooting party and became involved in an argument. Which was the fastest game bird in Europe - the golden plover or the grouse? He realized then that a book supplying the answers to this sort of question might prove popular. He was right! Sir Hugh's idea became reality when Norris and Ross McWhirter, who had been running a fact-finding agency in London, were commissioned to compile what became The Guinness Book of Records. The first edition was bound on August 27, 1955, and went to the top of the British bestseller lists by Christmas that year. Since then, Guinness World Records has become a household name and the global leader in world records. No other enterprise collects, confirms, accredits and presents world record data with the same investment in comprehensiveness and authenticity.

General Fields

  • : 9781904994688
  • : Guinness World Records Limited
  • : Guinness World Records Limited
  • : August 2011
  • : United Kingdom
  • : August 2011
  • : July 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS
  • : Hardback
  • : Revised edition
  • : 032.02
  • : 287