||Chronicle of the 20th Century
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Discovery Library II
Ages: 12 to adult
4 stars from ComputerLife
Witness over 34,000 Days - One for
Every Day of the Century
The ultimate interactive guide to the century's people,
places, and events. Fads and fashions, politics and personalities, wars and
sports, science and cinema - it's all here for curious minds ages 12 and up to
explore. With more than 6,000 news stories, plus video and audio clips,
animated maps, biographies, thematic 20th Century in Focus articles, powerful
search capabilities, and a stunning 3-D Newsroom interface, Chronicle of the
20th Century CD-ROM is the most entertaining, comprehensive, and useful
reference to this amazing era in human history.
Humankind's most tumultuous, tragic, triumphant century -
year by year, month by month, and day by day!
From the Wright Brothers' first flight to the Apollo 11 moon
landing...from the fall of the czar to the fall of the Berlin Wall...from votes
for women to the struggle against apartheid...Chronicle of the 20th
Century CD-ROM brings the entire scope and sweep of this amazing era to
your computer screen.
Based on the phenomenally successful book (more than 5
million copies sold), Chronicle of the 20th Century CD-ROM adds the
power and excitement of multimedia to this critically acclaimed best-seller. A
beautifully rendered 3-D Newsroom is your gateway to more than 6,000 news
stories, each written in a lively "you are there" style that makes history as
current as today's headlines. In addition, you will find a news entry for every
single day of the century. Combined with 3,000 photos, scores of video and
audio clips, and a host of interactive features, this rich content makes
Chronicle of the 20th Century ideal for reference, for research - or
just for enthralling true-life entertainment.
A built-in link takes you to our site on the World Wide Web,
where you can check out our great disasters area, examine the objects and
technologies that changed 20th-century life, and submit your own remembrances
for the People's Chronicle.
20th Century in Focus
Eight detailed 20th Century in Focus articles give you the
"big picture" about major events of our time, from the Russian Revolution to
the space race.
Windows 3.1x/95, 486DX/33MHz, 8Mb RAM (12Mb recommended for
Window 95), 640x480 256 colors (16 bit color preferred), double speed CD-ROM
drive, 30Mb available space on hard drive, 8 bit sound card, loudspeakers or
headphones, mouse. To access Chronicle Online, the online feature in this
product, you will need a modem.
ComputerLife, February 1997
"The twentieth century has seen everything from the
invention of the nuclear bomb to the brief reign of the hula hoop. DK
Multimedia's Chronicle of the 20th Century provides a comprehensive look at the
people and events that have shaped the past 97 years and lets you come up with
your own take on our times.
"Based on the best-selling book of the same name, the disc
provides more than 8,000 articles, 2,000 photos, and 100 videos in a frank,
newspaper-style interface. The information included on names, dates and places
is detailed enough to satisfy history buffs, but the disc's real strength lies
in the easy entry points it provides if you want to simply browse. My favorite
was the book of scandals, which shed light on hush-hush topics like the
romantic tale of King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson, and the murky depths of
"Also quick to draw me in were the This-Day-In-History
search function (which for October 28 unearthed such paradoxical headlines as
'Whales Escape Ice in Vast Rescue Effort' and 'Mussolini's Armies Invade
Europe') and the 130 biographies, from Muhammad Ali to Boris Yeltsin.
"With its innovative presentation, which juxtaposed 'Five
Burglars Found in Watergate Offices' and 'David Bowie Releases Ziggy Stardust'
on the same news screen, Chronicle of the 20th Century raised my awareness of
the wide and often ironic range of events that have shaped our times. For
anyone looking to take stock as we head toward the millennium, this disc is a
more than worthwhile buy."
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