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ZOOM BodyWorks 6.0
Sold Out (Win95/98/Me/XP) (Jewel Case) (BODYWOR6PJ)

Publishers: The Learning Company

Reference / Medicine

A 3D Journey Through the Human Anatomy

Whether you're looking for an in-depth answer to a specific question or want to learn about any area of the human body, BodyWorks is the most informative and educational way to do it. You can read text, listen to lectures, rotate 3D models, or browse through high-resolution images. It's like taking a fascinating trip to a new frontier.

Comprehensive Database
From the hairs on your head to the nerves in your toes, and throughout every system in the body, BodyWorks explains it all. More than 1,500 topics, 400,000 words, and 160 high-resolution images. Plus 1,400 audio pronunciations. And a glossary of 2,100 anatomic and medical terms.

Powerful Search
Powerful search capabilities instantly connect you to just the information you need. Search by body system, organ, video clip, or by simply typing a word.

Multimedia Muscle
High-resolution graphics and breakthrough animation of complex concepts illustrate in seconds what would take hundreds of words to explain. Plus, the 3D rotating models and engaging audio make it all highly memorable.

Informative Lectures
Attend engaging multimedia lectures - complete with animated demonstrations - with Dr. BodyWorks, your personal instructor. Explore 15 different presentations, including the five senses, the skeletal system and reproduction.

Learning Environments
Multimedia lessons and quizzes add fun and excitement to learning anatomy. Plus, easy-to-understand, detailed explanations expand your understanding of body systems, organs, and more.

Exciting Exploration
Whether you're wandering through the body's systems or stepping through the video classrooms, BodyWorks makes it easy to explore all of the information, animation, and rotating 3D models.

Key Features:

  • More than 80 Rotating 3D Models
  • Videos, photos and animation
  • Powerful search capabilities
  • More than 1,500 topics with 400,000 words of text
  • Video lecture series
  • Multimedia lessons
  • Ability to censor models
  • More than 1,400 audio pronunciations
  • Guide to medical terminology
  • Printing capability
  • Internet linked to current medical information and Web Site Directory

Requirements:

Windows 95/98/Me/XP: IBM PC and compatibles, 486DX/33 MHz or better, 8 MB memory (16 MB recommended), hard disk with at least 12 MB free disk space, double speed or higher CD-ROM drive, 256 color SVGA, Windows 95 or Windows 3.1x, Windows compatible sound card, mouse. Optional: any Windows compatible printer, modem and Internet access.

Reviews:

Computer Shopper, November 1997

"A true out-of-body (or in-body) experience that's as educational as it is entertaining, The Learning Co.'s BodyWorks 6.0 is among the most comprehensive human anatomy programs available today. While other titles - most notably, A.D.A.M. The Inside Story - come close, BodyWorks' many illustrations, impressive 3-D models of human body parts and organs, and detailed explanations and videos give it a leg up on the competition.

"BodyWorks' 80 rotating 3-D models let you view body parts, entire systems, and individual organs from almost any angle. In addition, the program's slick zoom feature lets you move in for an even closer look by dragging a slider.

"As you view the models, BodyWorks identifies each section of the body part or organ whenever you rest the cursor on it. To find out more about an individual part, simply double-click on it, and the program displays related text and a more detailed picture if one is available. There's also plenty of hyperlinked text that lets you explore related topics by clicking on highlighted words or phrases, as well as audio pronunciations for 1,400 anatomic terms.

"BodyWorks also makes good use of video clips to explain anatomical systems. The program's narrated slide shows (called lessons) are less impressive, however, and cover many of the same topics as the videos.

"BodyWorks' interface resembles a Web page with frames. It's easy to get around by clicking on body parts, icons, or hyperlinked text, with additional navigation assistance provided by the useful home, forward, and back buttons. There's also a handy comprehensive index available if you get lost or veer too far off course, as well as a built-in link to the BodyWorks Web page, where you'll find up-to-date anatomy articles and a directory of related medical Web sites.

"Although it lacks A.D.A.M.'s ability to 'dissect' a human body by layers (as well as A.D.A.M.'s light humorous touches), BodyWorks 6.0 muscles its way to the top of the anatomical programs with comprehensive information, videos, and realistic models."



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