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.
About the Author
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 years' experience working for clients in a wide variety of areas such as editorial, advertising, fiction, and children’s picture books.