That Changed the World
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Dragon's World/Integrated Communications &
5 stars from Electronic Entertainment
4 stars from CD-ROM Today
Examine the Most Powerful Ideas in
There are certain basic proceses, tools and inventions which
have had such a significant influence on the lives of human beings that they
can be said to have changed the world. Where did they originate? How did they
spread from one culture to another? How did they change during the process?
Ideas that Changed the World answers those questions. Based
on a book by Philip Wilkinson and the renowned illustrator Robert Ingpen, it
places significant advances in the context of their time, showing how they
influenced and challenged each other.
Ideas are the testaments of change. Understand how ideas
have shaped the present and you will understand how ideas will change the
We're at the dawn of a new millennium. Not just a revolution
but a whole new way of thinking. A whole new way of living. We are no longer
walking into the future - we are spiraling. Only in the last few thousand years
have we seen the human ability to conceive ideas and turn them into reality -
and this has changed the very fabric of the world.
Ideas the Changed the World brings the most significant
ideas in history to life. It presents the essence of the human brain, its
ability to astonish and create monumental change.
Ideas that Changed the World is the first in the
award-winning "World on CD" series. It teaches and entertains by giving the
viewer a wealth of material to experience:
Thousands of illustrations, animations and
Over 20 videos
Games, puzzles and quizzes
An original music score, narrations and
Edited and full-book text version
Windows: 80486sx-25MHz CPU, 8 MB RAM, DOS 5.0, Mouse, Hard Drive with 5 MB
free, SVGA Card with 512 K RAM, SVGA Monitor, 8-bit Windows compatible sound
card, Double speed CD-ROM drive, Windows 3.1
Macintosh: 68030 33 MHz CPU, 5 MB RAM, 640 x 480 pixels (13" monitor), 8-bit
(256 color) video, Double speed CD-ROM drive, System 7.0
For Windows: 80486sx-25MHz CPU, 8 MB RAM, DOS 5.0, Mouse,
Hard Drive with 5 MB free, SVGA Card with 512 K RAM, SVGA Monitor, 8-bit
Windows compatible sound card, Double speed CD-ROM drive, Windows
For Macintosh: 68030 33 MHz CPU, 5 MB RAM, 640 x 480 pixels
(13" monitor), 8-bit (256 color) video, Double speed CD-ROM drive, System
Electronic Entertainment, May 1995
"The rich satisfying disc is based on the best-selling book
by Robert Ingpen and Philip Wilkinson and offers a zippy tour through history's
greatest discoveries and inventions. A gorgeous interface leads the way as you
delve into history, exploring everything from early flint tools to ancient
medicine through to the technological revolution. The simplistic text is
redeemed by the first-rate presentation."
CD-ROM Today, June 1995
"This product is well-designed, contains important and
educational information, and exhibits much creative effort. For these reasons,
I gave it a high mark."
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