Amazing facts about people, animals, Earth, and space pack this fantastic kids’ book of world records. It’s the perfect gift book for children ages 9-11.
Witness jaw-dropping, record-breaking feats by extraordinary people and animals in this visual guide to amazing achievements. Record Breakers brings you the first, fastest, longest, largest, biggest, and best records in the world. Track the longest shark migration (12,400 miles/(20,000 km); visit the coolest place on the planet (Vostok Station, Antarctica: a chilling -128.6ºF/ -89.2ºC); see how plane pioneer Chuck Yeager first broke the sound barrier, and much more.
The greatest human achievements are showcased, from pioneering inventors to modern feats of engineering, technology, transportation, and sports. But there’s far more than just people power in the book, there are also records about animals, plants, and our amazing natural world, Earth, and space.
Find out all about the best of everything in Record Breakers–an entertaining and educational book for the whole family.
From the first wheel to the International Space Station, the miracles of engineering are all around us. Think cars, bridges, skyscrapers, and yes – even bubble wrap! Engineers dream up new ideas and bring them to life while figuring out creative solutions to problems they encounter along the way. But how do they do it? Find out in Solve This!
In this fun book, kids are confronted with wacky scenarios like this one: You’re playing with your little sister when a vulture swoops down and grabs her favorite teddy bear. Mid-flight, the vulture realizes it doesn’t care for the taste of fake fur and drops it to the ground. But now the plushie is on the other side of a raging river. How do you stop your sister from crying, stay safe, and save the day? Each challenge invites kids to think creatively to problem solve. Then they can see how different National Geographic explorers tackled the challenge. One of the big lessons? There’s often more than one solution!
A brand-new Guinness World Records book for kids!
Super Humans! is all about the incredible people who push it to the physical limit. Whether it’s swallowing the most swords, single-handedly pulling a 200-ton plane, or balancing for the longest time, these Guinness World Records holders show what we can achieve with a little courage and a lot of hard work. Every one of us has the ability to be a super human!
Guinness World Records compilations are jam-packed with over 300 fun facts and full-color photos about all the record holders we can fit on one amazing theme! These books are perfect for Guinness World Records fans.
Surprising Stories Behind Everyday Stuff
Who invented pizza? Why do people shake hands? Why do we wear underwear? You’ll find the answers to these questions and more in this new series from National Geographic Kids!
Ever wonder how basketball got started? Why we have birthday cakes? And why some people use forks and some use chopsticks? Prepare to be amazed by the surprising backstories behind the things you use or do every day! From familiar foods to common clothing items to bizarre beauty regimens, this book covers all your burning questions: Who thought of that? Where did that come from? Why is that a thing? Presented in a bold, colorful design, with stunning photos, and jam-packed with awesome facts, this book will have you totally riveted! Once you know all this cool stuff about the origins of everyday stuff, you can “wow” your friends and family.
“Most of us need never fashion a gas mask from a soup can…. Should the need arise, you’ll be glad for a copy of Survival Hacks… offers tips ranging from making a cookstove from a packet of alcohol-soaked ramen to cutting a fishing lure from the shiny bits of your Visa card.” —The Seattle Times
Turn everyday items into survival necessities!
Would you be prepared if you needed to survive in the wilderness? Survival expert Creek Stewart shares his cache of practical, easy-to-follow tricks to help you transform everyday items into valuable gear that can save your life. Survival Hacks takes you step-by-step through transforming simple objects like soda tabs and plant leaves into essential survival tools.
This rough-and-rugged guide covers everything from small-scale hacks, like using sticks and rope to make a table, to the big stuff, like creating a one-person emergency shelter from a trash bag or purifying dirty water using a plastic bottle and the sun. And you can be ready anywhere you go with everyday carry kits, pocket-sized survival kits, so you’re never without the essential tools you need to make it on your own. Being prepared can make the difference when it comes to your survival in an emergency. And Survival Hacks makes it a whole lot easier.
The essential guide for intrepid young explorers to the skills and techniques you need for outdoor adventure.
Learn the basics–from picking the best tent for your expedition to knowing how to pitch it–with clear, step-by-step illustrations. Find out why not to camp beneath a tree, how to peg out your tent, and when to slacken the guy lines. Once you’re safely under canvas, discover how to forage for food, light a fire with flints and tinder, and cook up delicious grub.
Find out what to take on your expedition, how to plan your route, and what to include in your essential survival kit. Then have fun learning camp craft and wilderness survival skills. To help you find your way, this book shows you how to use a map and compass, or the sun and stars as a guide. Discover the best way to hike over diverse terrains, including forests, swamps, forests, deserts, and mountains. Learn how to predict the weather by observing cloud formations and wind direction.
So start packing your backpack for an outdoor adventure, and don’t forget your copy of Survival!