||(Win95/98/Me/XP) (Jewel Case) (BODYWOR6PJ)
Publishers: The Learning
Reference / Medicine
A 3D Journey Through the Human
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.
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 capabilities instantly connect you to just the information you
need. Search by body system, organ, video clip, or by simply typing a word.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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
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.
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
"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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