9780711255654

Atlas of Record-Breaking Adventures A collection of the BIGGEST, FASTEST, LONGEST, HOTTEST, TOUGHEST, TALLEST and MOST DEADLY things from around the world

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  • ISBN13:

    9780711255654

  • ISBN10:

    0711255652

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2020-10-06
  • Publisher: Wide Eyed Editions

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Summary

Atlas of Record-Breaking Adventures brings together some of the world's most spectacular sights and extraordinary events in a stunningly illustrated addition to the critically acclaimed Atlas of Adventures series.

Journey from one extreme to the other as you turn the page to discover what record-breaker is next. This is a high-octane tour around the world, stopping off at every continent to marvel at natural and human phenomena.

From the highest waterfall to the deepest underground city, the largest primate to the smelliest flower, this is an adventure that can’t be beaten.
  • Whether you’re exploring the hottest place on Earth in Ethiopia, the world’s largest cave in Vietnam, or riding the longest railway across Russia, adventure is all around you in this fun-packed atlas.
  • Richly detailed illustrations by Lucy Letherland bring every adventure to life—as well as some quirky characters hiding among all the excitement.
  • Emily Hawkins’ expertise provides all you need to know to plan your next adventure—or whisk you there from the comfort of your sofa!
With over 30 scenes to explore, adventurers 7 years and older will find hundreds of things to spot, with facts about our astonishing planet to learn on every page. Get ready to meet some incredible record-breakers in this beautifully illustrated compendium of wonders.

Praise for the Atlas of Adventures series:
‘It encourages curiosity, understanding and tolerance and nurtures a love of the world around us.’ – The Bookbag, on Atlas of Adventures

‘Lucy Letherland’s inky illustrations make the book a joy to look at.’ – The Guardian, on Atlas of Dinosaur Adventures

‘… it is akin to opening up a chest of treasures.’ – BooksforTopics, on Atlas of Adventures: Wonders of the World

‘Another absolutely gorgeous addition to the Atlas of Adventures series.’ – Goodreads, on Atlas of Ocean Adventures

Author Biography

Lucy Letherland is an illustrator based in London, UK. She graduated from Manchester School of Art in 2011 with a First Class BA (Hons) in illustration with animation. Lucy's work is strongly led by humor and narrative, creating a playful, graphic quality. Her books include Atlas of Adventures, Atlas of Adventures: Wonders of the World, Atlas of Animal Adventures, and Atlas of Dinosaur Adventures.

Emily Hawkins is a writer and editor of children's books for all ages. She wrote the New York Times bestseller Oceanology, as well as several other titles in the Ology series, which has sold over 16 million copies worldwide. She holds a first-class English degree from Nottingham University, and now lives in Winchester with her young family.

Table of Contents

Embark on a record-breaking adventure
 
AFRICA
Race against the fastest land animal, Botswana
Brave the hottest place on Earth, Ethiopia
Cool off at the world’s biggest waterfall, Zambia
Survive the most extreme human endurance run, Morocco
Meet the world’s largest primate, Rwanda
 
EUROPE
Hold your breath with nature’s best air-breathing diver, The Azores
Marvel at the world’s largest collection of human bones, France
Pay your respects to the world’s oldest vertebrate, Greenland
Visit the world’s longest erupting volcano, Italy
 
ASIA & THE MIDDLE EAST
Explore the world’s deepest underground city, Turkey
Take a trip on the world’s longest railway, Russia
Saddle up for the longest horse race in the world, Mongolia
Riding rapids on the world’s highest river, Tibet
Step inside the largest cave in the world, Vietnam
Sniff out the world’s stinkiest plant, Indonesia
 
AUSTRALASIA & OCEANIA
Catch up with the fastest fish in the world, Australia
Meet the greatest insect builders, Australia
See the light at the world’s most spectacular glowworm cave, New Zealand
Listen out for the world’s heaviest parrot, New Zealand
 
NORTH AMERICA
Jump into the world’s largest freshwater lake, Canada
Blink and you’ll miss the world’s fastest bird, USA
Climb one of the tallest trees in the world, USA
Dig the dirt on the largest ever colony of mammals, USA
Do not touch the world’s most deadly tree, The Bahamas
Watch the birds at the world’s largest cave shaft, Mexico
 
CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA
Watch out for the world’s most poisonous creature, Colombia
Marvel at the everlasting lightning storm, Venezuela
Steer clear of the deadliest island on Earth, Brazil
Hear the call of the world’s loudest land animal, Peru
Paddle down the biggest river in the world, The Amazon

ANTARCTICA
Endure sub-zero temperatures at the coldest place on Earth, Antarctica
 
Can You Find?
Index
 

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