There are lots of books on the market that can tell you who's number 1, but that never gives you the whole picture: How big is the margin between 1st and 2nd place? How does the 5th best compare? Was number 10 really that far off the pace? "Top 10 of Everything 2011" answers these questions and many, many more, with brand new and updated lists and over 7,000 of the most intriguing facts about history, science, sports, music, movies, nature, people and places. And as if that wasn't enough to quench your thirst for knowledge, this fascinating full-color book also includes feature spreads that are packed with insightful information and additional lists that really give you the low-down on your favorite records.
Russell Ash is a best-selling author who has written and contributed to over 100 successful books, including over 20 years of Top 10 of Everything and numerous spin-off titles such as Top 10 for Men, Top 10 of Britain and Top 10 of Football, all published by Hamlyn. Russell is regularly featured on TV and radio. Location: East Sussex, UK.
THE UNIVERSE & EARTH. Including: Stars & Planets; Asteroids, Meteorites & Comets; Man on the Moon (feature spread); Bodies of Water; Mountains & Volcanoes; World Weather; Natural Disasters; LIFE ON EARTH. Including: Dinosaurs; Endangered Animals; Animal Giants (feature spread); Airlife; Water Creatures; Farm Animals; Food/Non-food Crops; Trees & Forests; THE HUMAN WORLD. Including: Body Facts; The Oldest Ever (feature spread); Rulers & Leaders; World Organizations; War on Land/in the Air/at Sea; 21st-Century Military; Criminal Records; World Religions; TOWN & COUNTRY. Including: Nation Lists; World Population; The World's Longest Place Names (feature spread); Megacities; Skyscrapers; Mighty Structures; Bridges; Tunnels; CULTURE & LEARNING. Including: World Languages; Education; Bestselling Books; Literary Prizes; Libraries; The Press; The World's Most Expensive Paintings (feature spread); Art on Show; MUSIC. Including: Hits of the Decades - Singles; The World's Bestselling Albums (feature spread); Most Played; Solo Artists; Groups & Duos; Gold & Platinum Disks; Music Awards; Music in Performance; Movie Music; Classical, Opera & Ballet; ENTERTAINMENT. Including: On Stage; Movie Business; The Biggest Blockbusters of All Time (feature spread); Sci-Fi & Horror Films; Animated Hits; Actors; Actresses; Oscar-winners; Radio & TV; COMMERCIAL WORLD. Including: Workers of the World; Companies, Retailers & Advertisers; Richest of All Time (feature spread); Environmental Issues; Food & Drink; Internet & Social Networks; Internet & Social Networks; ON THE MOVE. Including: Land Transport; The Land Speed Record (feature spread); Going Underground; Water Transport; Air Travel; Air Disasters; SPORT. Including: Olympic Countries; Olympic Medal-winners (feature spread); Athletics; Cricket; Baseball; Basketball; Combat Sports; On Two Wheels; Football (soccer); (American) Football; Golf; Motor Sport; Rugby; Water Sports; Winter Sports; Extreme Sports;
"A must for fact fans" - Daily Mirror "Dazzle friends with knowledge from this gem" - Heat "Fulfilling in its desire to present 10 of everything, whereas Guiness makes do with one" - The Times
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