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ZOOM Webster's New World
Family Discovery Library II
$9.95 (Win95/98/Me Only!) (Retail) (DISCLIB2PR)
Does not work on Windows XP or Vista.

Publisher: Macmillan Publishing


Explore Five Fascinating Worlds

The second in a series of reference collections from Webster's New World, the Family Discovery Library II presents a suite of multimedia programs designed to engage the whole family in learning.

Chronicle of the 20th Century

Discover humankind's most tumultuous, tragic, and triumphant century, year by year, month by month, and day by day with Chronicle of the 20th Century.

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.

Multimedia-rich with 70 videos, 90 archival sound clips, 2,000 color and black-and-white photos, 15 animated maps, and a built in link to "Chronicle Online" on the World Wide Web.

Powerful, precise search tools speed you to the information you're looking for.

Scientific American Library: The Planets

Go even further than NASA's astronauts with Scientific American Library: The Planets, the ultimate Astronomy CD-ROM.

A live-action video host guides you on your journey through the solar system.

Take a trip along the surface of Mars, or explore any of the other planets with specially created 3D models and dramatically rendered fly-bys.

Experience the solar system through a 3D gallery of images, movies, and animations with accompanying text from scientific American Library's book Exploring Planetary Worlds.

Scientific American Library: Illusion

Take the ultimate journey into the mind with Scientific American Library: Illusion.

Delve inside a fully animated human eye that illustrates the process of perception with hundreds of color images and 3D animations.

Experience depth and color perception, motion detection, and shape memory through more than 50 interactive games and puzzles.

A customized user profile tracks your multimedia journey.

The Timetables of Technology

The Timetables of Technology is the definitive exploration of technology from the Stone Age to the Information Age.

Uncover the inner workings of famous inventions with fascinating 3D models in the multimedia galleries and interactive exhibits.

Examine over 1,400 technological inventions that changed the course of history.

Includes over 80 minutes of video about the inventors and their creations.

The Ultimate Human Body

From the skin's surface to the inside of a cell, explore human biology like never before with The Ultimate Human Body. Thousands of specially created illustrations and animations, dazzling micrographs, and clearly written text give users ages 10 and up an incomparable adventure in anatomy.

Use 3D, 2D and X-ray Body Scanners to zoom in on body parts and systems for incredibly detailed views and in-depth information.

Full-motion video sequences let you observe activities from DNA replication to blood circulation.

Take the Body quiz Challenge - an interactive quiz that encourages you to learn and explore more.


The Timetables of Technology: Windows 95/98/Me, PC with Pentium processor 100MHz or higher (Intel MMX technology recommended), 16MB RAM, 16-bit color with 640 x 480 resolution or higher, quad speed CD-ROM drive or faster, mouse or compatible pointing device.

The Ultimate Human Body: Windows 3.1 or Windows 95/98/Me, 386SX or higher, 4MB RAM, SVGA 256 color display, CD-ROM drive, sound card, mouse, headphones or loudspeakers.

Chronicle of the 20th Century: Windows 3.1 or Windows 95/98/Me, 486DX/33MHz or higher microprocessor, 8MB RAM (12MB recommended for Windows 95), MPC compatible double speed CD-ROM drive and sound card, SVGA 256 colors (16 bit colors preferred), loudspeakers or headphones and mouse.

Scientific American Library: The Planets: Windows 3.1 or Windows 95/98/Me, PC with 486DX/33MHz or higher processor, 8MB RAM, SVGA graphics (256 colors with 640 x 480 resolution), double speed CD-ROM drive or faster, MPC compatible sound card, mouse or compatible pointing device.

Scientific American Library: Illusion: Windows 95/98/Me, 486DX/66MHz, 8MB RAM, 8MB available hard disk space, SVGA graphics (256 colors with 640 x 480 resolutions), double speed CD-ROM drive or faster, 16 bit sound card, mouse or compatible pointing device.

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