"I Wonder Why Records are Broken" takes a look at the biggest, the smallest, the highest, the lowest, the fastest, the slowest...and many other facts, figures, records and measurements from both the natural world and the various fields of human achievement. A whole host of topics are covered, from science and engineering to sport, history, nature, exploration and space travel.
Simon Adams was born in Bristol and studied at London and Bristol universities. He worked as an editor of children's reference and other non-fiction books before becoming a full-time writer. Since then, he has written and contributed to more than 50 books on subjects as varied as American history, the sinking of the Titanic, the two world wars and the history of jazz.