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ZOOM The World Book Multimedia Encyclopedia 1997 Edition
$4.95 Standard 1 CD Edition
Intended for bundling purposes

(Win95/98/Me/XP) (Jewel Case) (WORLDBKPJ)

IBM

Reference

The Ultimate Study Aid

For over 80 years, the World book Encyclopedia has enjoyed an international reputation of providing students, teachers, and families with authoritative information provided by more than 3,700 scholars.

The classroom research project ensures continuous testing of World Book content in more than 500 classrooms worldwide. Thus, all the elements of a given topic - the text, graphics, animations, maps, and videos - are chosen according to the grade level of the student most likely to access the topic.

Full-text of the print World Book Encyclopedia and much more

Information geared to specific curriculum and reading levels based on classroom research

"One stop" researching - 2 CD-ROMs and online extras can be your single source

Immediate access to online content for Internet users

Interactive simulations to quickly understand complex concepts

Sticky note and outline features help organize research efforts

Highlighter for marking points of interest and printing partial articles

A time frame search by year, decade, century or millennium

3-D animations and virtual reality - 360 degree panoramic views bring subjects to life

225,000-word dictionary and a fully featured atlas

Over 145 videos and other multimedia elements

16,000 pictures (including thumbnails)

Editorial review ensures articles' authenticity

With Online Extras, Your Access to Knowledge is Virtually Limitless

Articles linked to thousands of Web sites that meet World Book standards of excellence.

Free 12-month use of hot links to World Book's exclusive online resources including:

  • "Our Century" - relive 20th century events through the eyes of those who were there such as the Wright brothers' "first flight" at Kitty Hawk, NC.
  • World Book "Online Library" - special feature articles on thought-provoking topics such as "Why Did the Dinosaurs Die?" or "Cars of the Year 2000."
  • World Book "Updates" - monthly downloads to your CD-ROM keep your encyclopedia current throughout the year plus monthly updates on hot topics such as life on Mars or the latest election returns.

"Electric Library" - access to hundreds of full-text newspapers and magazines, international newswires, over 2,000 works of art and literature, and tens of thousands of photographs.

Requirements: Microsoft Windows 95 or Windows 3.1 or higher, 486SX/25MHz (or higher) IBM or 100% compatible PC, 8 MB RAM (16MB recommended), 10 MB free hard disk space, SVGA, 256 colors or higher (800 x 600 recommended), 16 bit sound card, CD-ROM drive (double speed or faster), mouse.

Tested OK on Windows XP. Do not install Quicktime.

Requirements for Online Access: 8 MB additional free hard disk space, modem, Internet connection.



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