Guinness World Records 2017

Guinness World Records 2017
Author: Guinness World Records Editors
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2016-09-08
ISBN: 9781910561324
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Guinness World Records 2017 Book Excerpt:

The record-breaking record book is back with a fresh new design and 13 chapters containing thousands of new and updated records, awe-inspiring never-before-seen photographs and a bucketload of facts, stats, figures and trivia. Look out, too, for our all-new Factographic features and a special chapter dedicated to helping you become a record breaker...

Guinness World Records 2017

Guinness World Records 2017
Author: Guinness World Records
Publsiher: Guinness World Records
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2016-08-30
ISBN: 9781910561331
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Guinness World Records 2017 Book Excerpt:

The ultimate annual book of records is back and crammed with more than ever before! Guinness World Records 2017 is bursting with all-new records on topics as diverse as black holes, domes, owls, and killer plants. Want to know the highest anyone has travelled on a skateboard, or the largest loop-the-loop completed in a car? Dying to know just how many tricks a cat can do in one minute? The answers to these questions and so much more are right inside. New in this year’s edition are exciting infographic features exploring the fascinating details on topics such as animals, the human body, sports, and explorations. And of course all your favorite record categories are updated for 2017, such as the world’s new tallest dog! And as ever, our team of world-class photographers have traveled the globe to capture amazing images of the year’s most impressive record holders. Let us know your favorite! Do try this at home... Want to be a record-breaker? Inside you’ll find challenges you can try in the back yard, in the kitchen, in your bedroom, or even in the gym. Who knows, you may become a world record holder yourself! Bonus content for the US edition Find exclusive pages just for the USA featuring amazing records from the X Games and a special look at the 125th anniversary of basketball.

Guinness World Records 2017

Guinness World Records 2017
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2022
ISBN: 9788408159254
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Guinness World Records 2017 Book Excerpt:

Guinness World Records 2017

Guinness World Records 2017
Author: Guinness World Records
Publsiher: Guinness World Records
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2016-09-08
ISBN: 1910561347
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Guinness World Records 2017 Book Excerpt:

The ultimate annual book of records is back and crammed with more than ever before! Guinness World Records 2017 is bursting with all-new records on topics as diverse as black holes, domes, owls and killer plants. And of course all your favourite record categories are updated, such as the world’s new tallest dog! Plus, want to be a record-breaker? Inside you’ll find exciting challenges you can try at home.

Guinness World Records 2017 Gamer s Edition

Guinness World Records 2017 Gamer s Edition
Author: Guinness World Records
Publsiher: Guinness World Records
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 191056141X
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Guinness World Records 2017 Gamer s Edition Book Excerpt:

In this 10th edition of the bestselling Guinness World Records: Gamer’s Edition, get the latest facts and stats on your favourite games, plus a Star Wars special feature! Find sims, space shooters, RPGs, eSports, strategy games and horror titles, and a celebration of 25 years of Mario Kart. From League of Legends to The Legend of Zelda, it’s all here!

Guinness World Records 2017

Guinness World Records 2017
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2016
ISBN: 9788075292223
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Guinness World Records 2017 Book Excerpt:

Guinness World Records 2018

Guinness World Records 2018
Author: Guinness World Records,No Author Supplied
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2017-09-07
ISBN: 9781910561713
Category: Curiosities and wonders
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Guinness World Records 2018 Book Excerpt:

The record-breaking record book is back with a whole new year's worth of incredible accomplishments, spectacular stunts, cutting-edge science and unparalleled sporting achievements. As ever, it's packed with hundreds of never-before-seen photographs, thousands of superlative stats, facts and figures, and a multitude of new features.SUPERLATIVE SUPERHEROESThis year, our editors have taken their inspiration from superheroes - fictional and real-world - so look out for an all-new feature chapter charting the rise of the superhero in comic books, TV shows and movies. We also meet the real-life record-breakers with genuine superpowers, such as the Canadian vicar who can pull a jumbo jet and an actual cyborg who uses technology to augment his senses.NEW FEATURES!Also new this year is a celebration of the superlative: taking one topic at a time, unique infographic poster pages 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? These will be available to download as FREE posters from guinnessworldrecords.com.

Guinness World Records 2017 Gamer s Edition

Guinness World Records 2017 Gamer s Edition
Author: Guinness World Records Editors
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2016-09-08
ISBN: 9781910561393
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Guinness World Records 2017 Gamer s Edition Book Excerpt:

This is the ultimate category-killer in videogames annuals. Bursting with mindblowing records and tantalizing trivia, it's a must-have for any gaming fan. Whether you're an app aficionado, an MMO master or a die-hard retro gamer, you'll find show-stopping records, top 10 roundups, quick-fire facts and stats, and hundreds of amazing new images from all your favourite games. Find out for yourself why it's a bestseller!

Guinness World Records 2017 Blockbusters

Guinness World Records 2017  Blockbusters
Author: Guinness World Records
Publsiher: Guinness World Records
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2017-01-10
ISBN: 9781910561508
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Guinness World Records 2017 Blockbusters Book Excerpt:

Roll out the red carpet for Guinness World Records 2017: BLOCKBUSTERS! It’s virtually exploding with the latest pop-culture records, stellar pictures, behind-the-scenes news, and definitive top 10s. Look right here to find the most-loved movie and TV stars, viral vloggers, chart-topping music, toys, books, attractions, and much, much more. It’s so on trend it deserves the “fist-bump” emoji. But don’t just take our word for what’s hot; in our exclusive Q&As, hear what it’s like to be Rey’s stunt double in Star Wars, who inspires Wimpy Kid writer, Jeff Kinney, and how YouTube stars Dude Perfect would win the Hunger Games if given the chance. You’ll also meet the people lucky enough to build LEGO® for a living – jealous much? And if all that isn’t enough, try exclusive GWR challenges to see if you can set a blockbuster-inspired record in your very own home! So whether you’re a fan of Pixar, Spotify, WWE, Pokémon, selfies, eSports, or anything else that rocks the entertainment world, this is for you!

Advances in Parasitology

Advances in Parasitology
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2018-05-09
ISBN: 0128151706
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Parasitology Book Excerpt:

Advances in Parasitology, Volume 100, the latest in a series first published in 1963, contains comprehensive and up-to-date reviews on all areas of interest in contemporary parasitology. The series includes medical studies of parasites of major influence, along with reviews of more traditional areas, such as zoology, taxonomy, and life history, which help to shape current thinking and applications. This new release includes sections on Human Parasitology and Parasitic Diseases: Heading Towards 2050, Environmental aspects, Structural and Physical Properties of Schistosome Eggs, and Interventions against parasitic diseases to safeguard childhood development. Informs and updates on all the latest developments in the field of parasitology Includes medical studies of parasites of major influence, such as Plasmodium Falciparum and Trypanosomes Contains contributions from leading authorities and industry experts Features reviews of more traditional areas, such as zoology, taxonomy and life history, which help to shape current thinking and applications

Bhutan Conservation and Environmental Protection in the Himalayas

Bhutan  Conservation and Environmental Protection in the Himalayas
Author: Ugyen Tshewang,Michael Charles Tobias,Jane Gray Morrison
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 353
Release: 2021-01-15
ISBN: 3030578240
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bhutan Conservation and Environmental Protection in the Himalayas Book Excerpt:

Located in the heart of the Eastern Himalayas, Bhutan practices the philosophy of Gross National Happiness (“GNH”) that embraces environmental conservation as one of the main building blocks for its sustainable development goals. Bhutan’s conservation strategies and success are largely driven by the strong political will and visionary leadership of His Majesty the King of Bhutan The nation’s Buddhist perspectives regarding a deep and abiding respect for nature; and the strategic enforcement of a wide-ranging stringent set of internal regulations and controls have helped ensure ecological gold standards in Bhutan. Moreover, the country is an active member of the international conservation community by fulfilling its implementation of various Multilateral Environment Agreements. While it emerged into the 21st century as one of the 36 global terrestrial “hotspots” in biological diversity conservation ranks, Bhutan’s sheer commitment with more than 51% of its territory being managed under the explicit status of a protected area network, and more than 70% of the land under forest cover, represents Bhutan’s exemplary dedication to protect the planet despite its smallness in size and economy, and the biological fragility exemplified by its hotspot situation. In the face of imminent severe threats of global warming, Bhutan nonetheless exemplifies the truth that “a small country with a big conservation commitment” can make an enormous contribution to the global community. At the regional level, Bhutan is intent upon protecting the Water Towers of Asia (that glacial expanse of the Himalayas) which is a critical resource bulwark for about one-fifth of the global population downstream in South Asia. Such protections invariably help mitigate climate change by acting as a nation-wide carbon sink through its carbon neutral policies. In short, Bhutan has long represented one of the world’s foremost national guardians of biodiversity conservation, ecological good governance, and societal sustainability at a period when the world has entered the Anthropocene – an epoch of mass extinctions. We envision this publication to be ecologically and ethically provocative and revealing for the concerned scientific communities, and governments. Through an extensive review of the scientific and anthropological literature, as well as the research team's own data, the Author's have set forth timely recommendations for conservation policies, strategies and actions. This book provides technical and deeply considered assessments of the state of Bhutan’s environment, its multiple, human-induced stressors and pressures; as well as extremely sound, practical techniques that would address conservation strategies in the Himalayas and, by implication, worldwide.

Precision agriculture 19

Precision agriculture  19
Author: John V. Stafford
Publsiher: Wageningen Academic Publishers
Total Pages: 1030
Release: 2019-07-08
ISBN: 9086868886
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Precision agriculture 19 Book Excerpt:

Precision agriculture is a reality in agriculture and is playing a key role as the industry comes to terms with the environment, market forces, quality requirements, traceability, vehicle guidance and crop management. Research continues to be necessary, and needs to be reported and disseminated to a wide audience. These proceedings contain reviewed papers presented at the 12th European Conference on Precision Agriculture, held at Montpellier SupAgro, France. The papers reflect the wide range of disciplines that impinge on precision agriculture - technology, crop science, soil science, agronomy, information technology, decision support, remote sensing and others. The broad range of research topics reported will be a valuable resource for researchers, advisors, teachers and professionals in agriculture long after the conference has finished.

North American Crop Wild Relatives Volume 2

North American Crop Wild Relatives  Volume 2
Author: Stephanie L. Greene,Karen A. Williams,Colin K. Khoury,Michael B. Kantar,Laura F. Marek
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 740
Release: 2019-03-14
ISBN: 3319971212
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

North American Crop Wild Relatives Volume 2 Book Excerpt:

The plant species that humans rely upon have an extended family of wild counterparts that are an important source of genetic diversity used to breed productive crops. These wild and weedy cousins are valuable as a resource for adapting our food, forage, industrial and other crops to climate change. Many wild plant species are also directly used, especially for revegetation, and as medicinal and ornamental plants. North America is rich in these wild plant genetic resources. This book is a valuable reference that describes the important crop wild relatives and wild utilized species found in Canada, the United States and Mexico. The book highlights efforts taken by these countries to conserve and use wild resources and provides essential information on best practices for collecting and conserving them. Numerous maps using up-to-date information and methods illustrate the distribution of important species, and supplement detailed description on the potential value these resources have to agriculture, as well as their conservation statuses and needs. There is broad recognition of the urgent need to conserve plant diversity; however, a small fraction of wild species is distinguished by their potential to support agricultural production. Many of these species are common, even weedy, and are easily overshadowed by rare or endangered plants. Nevertheless, because of their genetic proximity to agriculturally important crops or direct use, they deserve to be recognized, celebrated, conserved, and made available to support food and agricultural security. This comprehensive two-volume reference will be valuable for students and scientists interested in economic botany, and for practitioners at all levels tasked with conserving plant biodiversity.

Approaching Facial Difference

Approaching Facial Difference
Author: Patricia Skinner,Emily Cock
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2018-05-03
ISBN: 1350028304
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Approaching Facial Difference Book Excerpt:

What is a face and how does it relate to personhood? Approaching Facial Difference: Past and Present offers an interdisciplinary exploration of the many ways in which faces have been represented in the past and present, focusing on the issue of facial difference and disfigurement read in the light of shifting ideas of beauty and ugliness. Faces are central to all human social interactions, yet their study has been much overlooked by disability scholars and historians of medicine alike. By examining the main linguistic, visual and material approaches to the face from antiquity to contemporary times, contributors place facial diversity at the heart of our historical and cultural narratives. This cutting-edge collection of essays will be an invaluable resource for humanities scholars working across history, literature and visual culture, as well as modern practitioners in education and psychology.

Advances in Agronomy

Advances in Agronomy
Author: Donald L. Sparks
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2018-07-27
ISBN: 0128151749
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Agronomy Book Excerpt:

Advances in Agronomy, Volume 151, continues to be recognized as a leading reference and first-rate source for the latest research in agronomy. Each volume contains an eclectic group of reviews by leading scientists throughout the world. As always, the subjects covered are rich, varied, and exemplary of the abundant subject matter addressed by this long-running serial. Includes numerous, timely, state-of-the-art reviews on the latest advancements in agronomy Features distinguished, well recognized authors from around the world Builds upon this venerable and iconic review series Covers the extensive variety and breadth of subject matter in the crop and soil sciences

Peer Pedagogies on Digital Platforms

Peer Pedagogies on Digital Platforms
Author: Michael Dezuanni
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2020-09-22
ISBN: 0262360756
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Peer Pedagogies on Digital Platforms Book Excerpt:

How a popular entertainment genre on YouTube--Let's Play videos created by Minecraft players--offers opportunities for children to learn from their peers. Every day millions of children around the world watch video gameplay on YouTube in the form of a popular entertainment genre known as Let's Play videos. These videos, which present a player's gameplay and commentary, offer children opportunities for interaction and learning not available in traditional television viewing or solo video gameplay. In this book, Michael Dezuanni examines why Let's Play videos are so appealing to children, looking in particular at videos of Minecraft gameplay. He finds that a significant aspect of the popularity of these videos is the opportunity for knowledge and skill exchange.

Helminth Infections and their Impact on Global Public Health

Helminth Infections and their Impact on Global Public Health
Author: Fabrizio Bruschi
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 648
Release: 2022-08-01
ISBN: 3031003039
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Helminth Infections and their Impact on Global Public Health Book Excerpt:

This is a thoroughly revised edition of a well-received reference work on helminthiases and their impact on worldwide public health. The carefully presented collection covers both common and neglected helminth infections. Readers will discover an up-date overview to helminth epidemiology (including molecular typing), specific biological, immunological and immunopathological aspects, diagnosis and latest perspectives of control. New contributions give particular attention to economic consequences of helminthiases, deworming programs and future public health approaches, as well as most recent findings in host immune responses. Helminths are long-lived multicellular organisms that have co-evolved with humans over many thousands of years. They are responsible for infections which affect around one fourth of the human population, at global level. Despite the huge efforts in research during the last years, effective control of helminth infections is still far from optimal standards and the resulting diseases remain neglected. The highly readable link of parasitological background and clinical application makes this book a valuable read not only for parasitologists but also physicians and medical students, health professionals as well as experts in public health issues. Moreover, all readers concerned with combating neglected parasitoses towards the Sustainable Development Goal SDG 3 (Good Health and Well-being) will understand the significance of this renewed volume.

Daring and Dangerous Stunt Performers

Daring and Dangerous Stunt Performers
Author: Ray Reyes
Publsiher: Carson-Dellosa Publishing
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2019-01-15
ISBN: 1643691791
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Daring and Dangerous Stunt Performers Book Excerpt:

Daring and Dangerous: Stunt Performers for grades 4–8 introduces young readers to the exciting world of professional stunt performing. From movies and live-action shows to mile-wide motorcycle jumps and high-wire acts, this 32-page book offers readers an opportunity to learn the all about the wild world of stunt performance. The Daring and Dangerous Stunt Performers series is an action-packed escape into some of the most daring and dangerous activities on – and beyond – the planet. With topics ranging from stunt performers to space explorers, each spread in these books stands alone so reluctant readers can flip through until something catches their attention. Each book also features glossary words (defined on the pages in which they appear) and a memory game that encourages readers' recall as they are asked to match images to what they've read

International Environments and Practices of Higher Education

International Environments and Practices of Higher Education
Author: Andrea Caputo,Deborah Lock,Dieu Hack-Polay
Publsiher: Emerald Group Publishing
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2022-10-31
ISBN: 180117590X
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

International Environments and Practices of Higher Education Book Excerpt:

This book provides a critical review of the teaching practices in higher education in international contexts. Sticky problems and debates about inclusivity, diversity, and cultural representation in the curriculum and classroom are explored through the eyes of the academics who negotiate complex teaching landscapes.

Intergenerational Family Relations

Intergenerational Family Relations
Author: Antti O. Tanskanen,Mirkka Danielsbacka
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 178
Release: 2018-08-06
ISBN: 1351608169
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Intergenerational Family Relations Book Excerpt:

This book offers a synthesis of social science and evolutionary approaches to the study of intergenerational relations, using biological, psychological and sociological factors to develop a single framework for understanding why kin help one another across generations. With attention to both biological family relations as well as in-law and step-relations, it provides an overview of existing studies centred on intergenerational relations – particularly grandparenting – that incorporate social science and evolutionary family theories. This evolutionary social science approach to intergenerational family relations goes well beyond the traditional nature versus nurture distinction. As such, it will appeal to scholars across a range of disciplines with interests in relations of kinship, the lifecourse and the sociology of the family.