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2000 47th Edition 2001

Edition

47

Publication Date

September 2000

Cover

Violet background

Price New 18.00
ISBN 0-85112-102-0

Pages

288

Dimensions 12x9 inches (305x228 mm)
Copyright Guinness World Records Ltd

Publisher

Guinness World Records Ltd, 338 Euston Road, London, NW1 3BD, United Kingdom

Printer Printer Industria Grfica SA, Barcelona, Spain
Notes:
  1. Some copies have gold text/logo, rather than silver.

  2. This edition was reprinted - such copies have "First Reprint 2000" on the copyright page; there are no other obvious differences.

  3. Managing Director (Christopher Irwin), Managing Editor (Tim Footman) [An interesting fact is that Christopher Irwin went to school with Gyles Brandreth, who was editor-in-chief of the Record Breakers Club in the 1980s]

  4. Chapters abandoned - the book now has one hundred and fourteen record sections (with a key of seventeen categories), and six other sections.

  5. Thirty changes noted in the "Stop Press!" section on pages 258 and 259.

 

2001 48th Edition 2002

Edition

48

Publication Date

September 2001

Cover

Black and Green background

Price New 18.00
ISBN 0-85112-124-1

Pages

288

Chapters

9 ("The Human Body", "Fame and Money", "Human Achievements", "The Living Planet", "World Matters", "The Material World", "Arts and Entertainment", "Technology" and "Sports")

Dimensions 12x9 inches (305x228 mm)
Copyright Guinness World Records Ltd

Publisher

Guinness World Records Ltd, 338 Euston Road, London, NW1 3BD, United Kingdom

Printer Printer Industria Grafica, SA, Barcelona, Spain
Notes:
  1. Managing Editor (Antonia Cunningham).

  2. Chapters make a return (of sorts).

  3. Forty changes noted in the "Stop Press!" section on pages 266 and 267.

 

2002 49th Edition 2003

Edition

49

Publication Date

September 2002

Cover

Silver background

Price New 18.00
ISBN 0-85112-147-0

Pages

288

Chapters

13 ("Human Achievement", "Amazing Feats", "The Human Body", "Powerful World", "Amazing Nature", "Society and Politics", "Amazing Objects", "Buildings and Structures", "Planes, Trains and Autos" ,"Military Service", "Technology and Science", "Entertainment" and "Sport")

Dimensions 12x9 inches (305x228 mm)
Copyright Guinness World Records Ltd (A Gullane Entertainment company)

Publisher

Guinness World Records Ltd, 338 Euston Road, London, NW1 3BD, United Kingdom

Printer Printer Industria Grafica, SA, Barcelona, Spain
Notes:
  1. Managing Editor (Claire Folkard).

  2. Chapters revised and renamed.

  3. No "Stop Press" section.

  4. A special set of Top Trumps cards was produced to promote this edition.

 

2003 50th Edition 2004

Edition

50

Publication Date

September 2003

Cover

Blue background

Price New 18.00
ISBN 0-85112-180-2

Pages

288

Chapters

9 ("Humans", "Natural World", "Modern World", "Material World", "Feats of Engineering", "Science and Technology", "Art and Media", "Music and Entertainment" and "Sport")

Dimensions 12x9 inches (305x228 mm)
Copyright Guinness World Records Ltd (A Hit Entertainment company)

Publisher

Guinness World Records Ltd, 338 Euston Road, London, NW1 3BD, UK

Printer Printer Industria Grafica, SA, Barcelona, Spain
Notes:
  1. Managing Editor (Claire Folkard).

  2. Chapters revised and renamed yet again.

  3. No "Stop Press" section.

 

2004 51st Edition 2005

Edition

51

Publication Date

September 2004

Cover

Gold background

Price New 18.00
ISBN 0-85112-192-6

Pages

288

Chapters

9 ("Human beings", "Natural world", "Modern world", "Material world", "Feats of engineering", "Science & technology", "Art & media", "Music and entertainment" and "Sport")

Dimensions 12x9 inches (305x228 mm)
Copyright Guinness World Records Ltd (A Hit Entertainment plc Company)

Publisher

Guinness World Records Ltd, 338 Euston Road, London, NW1 3BD, UK

Printer Printer Industria Grafica, SA, Barcelona, Spain
Notes:
  1. This edition is dedicated to Norris McWhirter MBE (1925-2004), who died on 20th April 2004.

  2. Managing Editor (Claire Folkard).

  3. The "Introduction" states that, "In 2003, the 100-millionth copy of the book was published".

  4. Pages 8 and 9 have a comparison of some records from 1955 and 2005.

  5. No "Stop Press" section.

 

2005 52nd Edition 2006

Edition

52

Publication Date

September 2005

Cover

Green background

Price New 18.00
ISBN 1-904994-04-0

Pages

288

Chapters

8 ("Human Body", "Human Achievements", "Natural World", "Science & Technology", "Modern Society", "Art & Entertainment", "Engineering" and "Sports & Games")

Dimensions 12x9 inches (305x228 mm)
Copyright Guinness World Records Limited (A Hit Entertainment plc Company)
Printer Printer Industria Grafica, SA, Barcelona, Spain
Notes:
  1. Editor (Craig Glenday).

  2. Chapters revised and renamed yet again.

  3. There are two "special fold-out features".

  4. "Stop Press" section has eleven new or updated records.

 

2006 53rd Edition 2007

Edition

53

Publication Date

September 2006

Cover

Blue background

Price New 18.00
ISBN 1-904994-11-3

Pages

288

Chapters

9 ("Planet Earth", "Life on Earth", Human Body", "Human Achievements", "Society", "Science & Technology", "Arts & Media", "Engineering" and "Sports & Games")

Dimensions 12x9 inches (305x228 mm)
Copyright Guinness World Records Limited (A Hit Entertainment Ltd Company)
Printer Printer Industria Grfica, Barcelona, Spain
Notes:
  1. Editor-in-Chief (Craig Glenday).

  2. Chapters revised and renamed yet again.

  3. There are two "special fold-out features".

  4. "Stop Press" section has nine new or updated records.

  5. In April 2009, we conducted an interview with Lucky Diamond Rich (the World's Most Tattooed Person) who is featured on the title page of this edition.

 

2007 54th Edition 2008

Edition

54

Publication Date

September 2007

Cover

Red background

Price New 18.00
ISBN 1-904994-18-3

Pages

286

Chapters

11 ("Space", "Planet Earth", "Life on Earth", "Human Beings", "Fantastic Feats", "Epic Endeavours", "Modern Society", "Science & Technology", "Arts & Media", "Engineering" and "Sports")

Dimensions 12x9 inches (305x228 mm)
Copyright Guinness World Records Limited (A Hit Entertainment Ltd Company)
Printer Printer Industria Grfica, Barcelona, Spain
Notes:
  1. Chapters revised and renamed again.

  2. There are six "special glow-in-the-dark fold-out features".

  3. "Stop Press" section has ten new or updated records.

  4. We also have a copy of a private edition with a different cover.

 

2008 55th Edition 2009

Edition

55

Publication Date

September 2008

Cover

Lime Green background

Price New 20.00
ISBN 1-904994-36-9

Pages

287

Chapters

11 ("Space", "Living Planet", "Being Human", "Human Achievements", "Spirit of Adventure", "Modern Life", "Science & Engineering", "Entertainment", "Sports" and "Gazetteer")

Dimensions 12x9 inches (305x228 mm)
Copyright Guinness World Records Limited
Printer Printer Industria Grfica, Barcelona, Spain
Notes:
  1. Editor-in-Chief (Craig Glenday).

  2. Chapters revised and renamed yet again.

  3. There are six "special fold-out features" and many 3-D pictures. In our copy, the 3-D glasses are inserted between pages 84 and 85.

  4. The new Gazetteer has records for seventeen different countries/regions.

  5. "Stop Press" section has eighteen new or updated records.

 

2009 56th Edition 2010

Edition

56

Publication Date

September 2009

Cover

Turquoise background

Price New 20.00
ISBN 1-904994-49-0

Pages

287

Chapters

11 ("Space", "Planet Earth", "Animal Planet", "The Body", "Human Achievements", "Travellers' Tales", "Gazetteer", "Modern World", "Engineering & Technology", "Art & Media" and "Sports")

Dimensions 12x9 inches (305x228 mm)
Copyright Guinness World Records Limited
Printer Printer Industria Grfica, Barcelona, Spain
Notes:
  1. Editor-in-Chief (Craig Glenday).

  2. Chapters revised and renamed again.

  3. "Stop Press" section has twenty-four new or updated records.