The Guinness Book of Records 1997 by Guinness World RecordsAs the top-selling copyrighted book in publishing history, The Guinness Book of World Records has achieved a spectacular feat. From edition to edition, it has surveyed the worlds most extraordinary, authenticated facts and figures measuring all strata of human achievement and endurance, as well as natural phenomena. While it continues to entertain millions with superlatives ranging from the trivial to the sublime, its clear that this one mammoth volume may be the best superlative of them all!
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Scholars can debate endlessly over which book is the "best" of all time , but finding out which ones have enjoyed the most commercial success should be a more concrete endeavor. We can just look at the sales numbers and rank them. Unfortunately, this turns out to be quite a challenge itself. There is no central repository for total sales numbers for books. Publishers may not share sales numbers for individual books, or their reported numbers may be inaccurate they seem prone to creative exaggeration, particularly when a movie version of the book is coming out soon. It gets even worse when you consider that many books are put out in multiple editions over the years, often by entirely different publishers.
Guinness World Records , known from its inception from until as The Guinness Book of Records and in previous United States editions as The Guinness Book of World Records , is a reference book published annually, listing world records both of human achievements and the extremes of the natural world. The book itself holds a world record, as the best-selling copyrighted book of all time. As of the edition, it is now in its 64th year of publication, published in countries and 23 languages. The international franchise has extended beyond print to include television series and museums. The popularity of the franchise has resulted in Guinness World Records becoming the primary international authority on the cataloguing and verification of a huge number of world records. The organisation employs official record adjudicators authorised to verify the authenticity of the setting and breaking of records. After missing a shot at a golden plover , he became involved in an argument over which was the fastest game bird in Europe, the golden plover or the red grouse — it is the plover.
In its fifty years the book has sold more than a hundred million copies, which makes it the biggest selling copyright book in history, said to have been outsold only by the Bible, the Koran and Chairman Mao. Now called Guinness World Records , it sells about 3. The tallest man who ever lived is still an American named Robert Pershing Wadlow, who in was measured at 8ft He looked for a book that would give him an authoritative answer, could not find one and thought it might be a good idea if one existed. The athlete Chris Chataway was working for Guinness at the time.
Guinness World Records, known from its inception from until as The Guinness Book The book itself holds a world record, as the best-selling copyrighted book of all time. million copies in different countries and 37 languages, Guinness World Records is the world's best selling copyrighted book ever.
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By Josh Warwick. Most spoons on a face, greatest number of people in one pair of underpants, largest collection of Star Wars memorabilia The list of weird and wacky world records goes on and on and on. For those behind the stunts, the honour is huge - their names published in the planet's best-selling copyrighted book of all time and yes, that is a record. But if you lack the ability to squirt milk from your eye or run the m in under 15 seconds wearing a pair of stilettos , fear not because help is at hand.