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ZOOM Britannica
Hispanic Heritage
$9.95 (Win98SE/Me/2000/XP/Vista) (Jewel Case) (BRITHISPPJ)

Publisher: Britannica / SelectSoft Publishing

Reference

Exploring Proud Traditions and Rich Cultures

Hispanic Heritage introduces you to the people, places, events, and traditions that have shaped--and continue to shape--the vibrant Hispanic culture that thrives today in South, Central, and North America.

Features:

Insightful Biographies: This impressive list includes Simon Bolivar, Fidel Castro, Roberto Clemente, Oscar de la Renta, Placido Domingo, Jose Ferrer, Vicente Fox, Alberto Gonzales, Che Guevara, Frida Kahlo, Jennifer Lopez, Eva Peron, Juan Ponce de Leon, Saint Martin de Porres, Carlos Santana, Sammy Sosa, and many others.

Comprehensive Country Coverage: Tour the nations from Argentina to Venezuela, as well as World Heritage sites such as Cuzco in the Peruvian Andes, culturally rich Quito, massive Mexico City, and many other remarkable locations.

Key Events: Review the history and culture of Hispanics and their impact on the world, from the Aztec and the Mayan civilizations to the Panama Canal, from the Spanish-American War to the Bay of Pigs invasion, from Latin American literature to Latin music, and much more.

Fascinating Speeches, Writings, and Historical Documents: Gain a unique firsthand perspective on important events and debates from those who participated in them. Read a letter from the Spanish conquistador Hernan Cortes describing Mexico City to Emperor Charles V, king of Spain, or be captivated by the Nobel Prize lecture of writer Octavio Paz.

Engaging Multimedia: Travel to the Mayan ruins, retrace the voyages of Christopher Columbus, or watch Argentine gauchos at work.

Windows Requirements - Win98SE/Me/2000/XP/Vista:Pentium® 350 MHz or faster processor, 128 MB RAM minimum, Internet Explorer 5.5 or higher (or compatible browser), CD-ROM drive, 800x600 resolution, 16-bit color Sound card and speakers recommended, Printer recommended.



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