Guin­ness World Records: Science & Stuff by GUIN­NESS WORLD RECORDS

Cosmos - - Spectrum - — AN­DREW MASTER­SON

Pan Macmil­lan Aus­tralia (2018) RRP $ 34.10 Hard­cover

PACKED WITH BIG pho­tos and cap­sule texts, this book jumps around and jab­bers like a hy­per­ac­tive child – and is per­fect for ev­ery young geek.

Pro­pelled by the same re­lent­less hu­mour and en­ergy of the Guin­ness team’s pop­u­lar

Of­fi­cially Amaz­ing tele­vi­sion se­ries, the topics range far and wide, from ex­treme sports to ex­tremophiles, ro­bots to roller­coast­ers, mole rats to mu­tant veg­eta­bles.

Along the way it raises won­der­ful topics for cu­ri­ous minds, such as what hap­pens when you burp in space and how to start a di­nosaur poo col­lec­tion. There is also a col­lec­tion of DIY ex­per­i­ments guar­an­teed to wreck the kitchen.

The col­lec­tion is in­tro­duced by Robin Ince, a co­me­dian who is Brian Cox’s co-host on the pop­u­lar BBC ra­dio show The In­fi­nite Mon­key Cage.

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