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ZOOM The Living Oceans
$24.95 (Win95/98/Me) (Retail) (LIVOCEANPR)

Publisher: Topics Entertainment

A Fascinating Reference Source for the Entire Family.

Plunge into the fascinating and seemingly infinite underwater world of active volcanoes, deep-sea peaks, cavernous trenches, and the longest mountain ridges on Earth. Observe how tens of thousands of colorful marine species survive and flourish in the deep. With documentary footage, detailed computer graphics, colorful video clips, Web links, and commentary from leading oceanographers, The Living Oceans is an all-inclusive, valuable educational resource. Investigate the history of sea exploration, ocean topography, hydrothermal vents, the awe-inspiring abyss, and more. Capture the beauty of our planet's natural wonder with the Great Barrier Reef Screen Saver from award-winning marine photographer Bill Wood. Including Our Living Oceans, Our Living Oceans for Kids and Oceans from Discovery Channel School, this easy-to-use 4 CDROM suite provides you with everything needed for a complete and mesmerizing study.

Oceans

Engulfing 71% of the Earth's surface, oceans play a significant role in the survival of all living things. Discover the intricacy and power of the sea with Oceans from from Discovery Channel School. Learn how oceans affect our weather patterns and provide essential food, minerals, and medicines. Dive into the deep-sea and explore bottom feeders, sponges, and other fascinating marine life with documentary footage and video clips. Use the built in word processor to log your observations, and test your knowledge with the interactive experiments and quizzes. Including multimedia tools and Web links for further study, Oceans is an exciting, easy to follow reference source for the entire family.

Features:

  • Documentary Footage
  • Built-in Word Processor
  • Quizzes
  • Produce Slide Shows with Music and Sound Effects
  • Video Clips
  • Interactive Experiments
  • Web Links

Our Living Oceans Junior

Take an adventurous quest through the undersea world of starfish, sea horses, and the largest marine mammal in the world, the blue whale. Our Living Oceans Junior is a fantastic learning tool that ensures children will develop essential analytical skills while having fun. Kids will learn what equipment is necessary to explore the deep-sea, how to classify marine life by their common characteristics, and how to place them in their correct habitats. Interactive games, exciting videos, over 50 colorful photographs, and seven comic strips explain key issues in an easy-to-understand, memorable format that kids will enjoy time and again.

Features:

  • 7 Interactive Comic Strips
  • Video Clips
  • Over 50 Photographs

Our Living Oceans

Discover the science behind waves, examine the hot, sulfur-rich water released from hydrothermal vents, and recount the dramatic evolution of the sea with Our Living Oceans CD-ROM. With 30 minutes of video, 400 photographs, interviews with marine specialists, and fact sheets for over 100 species and 150 marine topics, Our Living Oceans is a complete reference source on coastal waters, the open-sea, and the deep-sea. Uncover the hazards of underwater diving, and see the technology used to descend over 13,000 feet into the abyss where pressure is more than 8 tons per square inch! Organized in an extremely user-friendly format, this CD-ROM provides the essentials needed for a fascinating study.

Features:

  • 16 Thrilling Stories
  • 400 Photos
  • 250 Fact Sheets
  • 30 Minutes of Video Clips
  • Interviews
  • Portrait Gallery
  • Text and Image Print Option
  • Full Text Search
  • Glossary

Great Barrier Reef Screen Saver

Over 2,000 kilometers long, swimming with a variety of unique colorful species, Australia's Great Barrier Reef is one of the most diverse ecosystems in the world. Display this fascinating and stunning seascape on your desktop with the Great Barrier Reef Screen Saver from award winning marine photographer Bill Wood. As an advanced scuba diver with more than two decades of photography experience, Wood brilliantly captures this natural wonder! With over 150 breathtaking photographs, you can treasure this amazing terrain and its marine life for years to come.

Requirements:

Windows 95/98/Me: Pentium 100 MHz or higher, 16 MB RAM, 80 MB free hard drive, 800 x 600 resolution at 16 high bit color, 4x CD-ROM drive, sound card, keyboard and speakers. Printer, microphone and modem optional.



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