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ZOOM Ocean: Origins of Life
Sold Out (Win95/98) (Retail) (OCEANOLPR)

Systems Education Centre

Reference

Ages: 8 to adult

Dive into the Depths of the Primitive Ocean
and Experience an Explosion of Life

It is 550 million years ago, when prehistoric birds, fish and the first vertebrates colonised the marine universe. Through millions of years of evolution, they journeyed out of their aquatic environment to conquer this strange land...

3-D rendered videos, original captivating music, challenging interactive games
Accompanied by original captivating music, the user sees kinetic animated images of extinct species, recreated from fossils found throughout the world, in their reconstructed environment. The user's knowledge is also put to the test in games such as matching an ancestor to a descendent, uncovering an embedded fossil and identifying creatures that existed in a particular time period.

Comprehensive scientific research
Based on scientific data and supervised by the paleontologist Daniel Goujet, professor at the National Museum of Natural History, France, this title plunges the user into the depths of the unknown prehistoric ocean world in a fantastic journey to discover the beginnings of life in the ocean..

A "must" for everyone who is interested in the evolution of life
From the Cambrian period (540 million years ago) to the Cretaceous period (65 million years ago), species reconstructed from uncovered fossils are brought back to life before your very eyes by the magic of multimedia. Journey into each time period to see the species which existed at that time. Trace their path of evolution and explore the marine cemeteries in which their fossils were eventually discovered.

Introduction

Ocean - Origins of Life offers the user an interactive and spectacular discovery of the origins of life and their revolution in the ocean from the dawn of time and spanning nearly 550 million years covering the Cambrian, Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods.

Accompanied by original captivating music, the user sees kinetic animated images of extinct species, recreated from fossils found throughout the world, in their reconstructed environment. This title shows how species interacted with the environment as well as with one another and how various functions of life such as the way the ocean animals breathed, moved and protected themselves, changed as they evolved through time.

Based on scientific data and supervised by the paleontologist Daniel Goujet, professor at the National Museum of Natural History, France, this title plunges the user into the depths of the unknown prehistoric ocean world in a fantastic journey to discover the beginnings of life in the ocean.

Requirements: Windows 95, Pentium 100Mhz, 8MB, 4x speed CD-ROM player, 16-bit sound card, 640x480 resolution.

Reviews:

Winner of the 1997 Milia Award for the Best Educational CD-ROM Title

"Quite simply the most remarkable and captivating CD-ROM title on the origins of life in the ocean. This title offers the user an interactive, spectacular discovery of the origins of life and their evolution in the ocean from the dawn of time and spanning nearly 550 million years covering the Cambrian, Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods."



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