9780711256682

The Human Race A History of Record-Breakers

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  • ISBN13:

    9780711256682

  • ISBN10:

    0711256683

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2020-10-20
  • Publisher: QEB Publishing
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Summary

Who was the first, who is the fastest, and who is the best? This book celebrates humans' quest to race to the top!

Split into five chapters, the book explores humans' physical abilities, geographical discoveries, engineering achievements, and scientific and technological breakthroughs. Find out who is the fastest human being on Earth, discover the story behind the race to the source of Nile, and marvel at how human beings have conquered the skies, always striving to fly higher. 

With fact-packed timelines and test yourself activities included throughout the book, readers can find out where they stand in the human race and be inspired by the incredible people who have come before them. 

Author Biography

Sean Callery originally trained and worked as a journalist before he became an elementary school teacher. He writes both fiction and nonfiction and has written over sixty books for children. He has a particular passion for history and has a knack for mining little tantalising nuggets of information that you might have missed before. 

Donough O’Malley is an Irish illustrator and designer currently based in the UK. He has over seventeen year’s experience working for clients in a wide variety of areas such as editorial, advertising, fiction, and children’s picture books.
 

Table of Contents

Faster, Higher, Farther
RUN! The race to sprint
MICHAEL PHELPS The race to swim
THROW! The race to fling farther
THE OLYMPICS
The biggest sporting event in the world
PARALYMPICS The race without limits
RIDE! The race to pedal
DRIVE! The race on four w heels
SNOW! The race to slide
 
Journeys and Expeditions
TRADE! The race to link east and west
CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS
The race across the Atlantic
SAIL! The race around the world
ELLEN MACARTHUR The solo race
THE UNDERWORLD
The race to the bottom of the sea
DAVID LIVINGSTONE The race across Africa
HEAT! The race across Australia
AMUNDSEN VS. SCOTT
The race to the South Pole
AMELIA EARHART The race across the sky
NORGAY & HILLARY The race to the top
 
Transport and Vehicles
SHIPS The race to sail
CARS The race on four w heels
BIKES The race on two wheels
TRAINS The rolling story
BALLOONS The race into the sky
WRIGHT BROTHERS The race to fly
ROCKETS The race to space
APOLLO 11 The race to the moon
 
Science and Our World
STAYING ALIVE! The race against disease
CHARLES DARWIN The race to evolve
FIX ME! The race to cure
THE BODY The race to see inside
MARIE CURIE The radiation race
LOOKING UP The race to know the stars
ISAAC NEWTON The race to understand gravity

Technology
THE SPARK The race for electricity
WHEELS A turning point
COMPUTERS The data race
POWER! The race for energy
COMMUNICATION From smoke signals to SMS
MEDIA The race to be entertained
FARMING The race to grow food
FOOD The race to eat better
 
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