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ZOOM Zoo Guides:
Life in the Desert
Sold Out (Win95/98/3.1/Mac) (Jewel Case) (LIFEDESDJ)

REMedia, Inc

Reference/Nature

Ages: 8 to adult

Ratings:

4 stars from CD-ROM Today

3 stars from Electronic Entertainment

Visit the Deserts of the World

Deserts are home to an extraordinary web of wildlife, from mammals to cacti, from reptiles to wildflowers. Despite their harsh conditions, deserts are varied, exciting and economically useful ecosystems, which give us an understanding of how living organisms become adapted to adverse environments.

Life in the Desert includes an astounding array of photographs of desert regions and desert wildlife, together with extensive maps of the world's deserts and animations explaining how deserts are formed and maintained. An encyclopedia section details many of the plant and animal species of desert regions together with video sequences of desert animals and desert terrain. Life in the Desert also includes an interactive tour of the Living Desert Wildlife and Botanical Park in Palm Desert, Calfiornia.

This volume features:

  • 60 minutes of video
  • Expert narration
  • Animated sequences
  • Extensive photographs
  • Distribution maps
  • Full index
  • Interactive quiz sections

Sections include:

  • Introduction to Deserts
  • Ecology
  • Maps
  • Human Impact
  • Encyclopedia of Plant and Animals of the Deserts

Information on native American peoples of the desert is also included.

With its emphasis on the concepts of adaptation and conservation brought to life with stunning photography and detailed text, Life in the Desert is an ideal companion product to The Rainforest.

Curriculum Guide:

  • Biodiversity
  • Adaptations of organisms
  • Animal classification
  • Plant classification
  • Dynamics of ecosystems
  • Conservation

Requirements:

PC - CD-ROM drive, 486 or better processor, 8Mb RAM (16Mb recommended with Windows 95), Sound-blaster compatible sound card, Super VGA graphics card or better (minimum 640x480x256 color resolution), 4x CD ROM drive, Windows 3.1 or 95..

Macintosh - 68030 processor, 13" monitor, 256 or more colors, 8MB RAM, 2x CD ROM drive, PowerPC compatible.

Reviews:

CD-ROM Today, December 1995

"...Easy to navigate and full of engaging subject matter, this multimedia guide to arid lands offers comprehensive information for students or lay persons.

"...You can view chapters on various desert inhabitants, including fish (yes, there are a few fish in the desert), as well as a special tour of the Living Desert Zoo in Southern California. The articles are well-written (though occasionally marred by typos), and the videos, photographs, and narration are high quality. Other features include desert maps from all over the world. Find the one you want and enlarge it for closer examination."

Electronic Entertainment, November 1995

"A guided tour of some of the Earth's most interesting hot spots...It also includes environmental info, such as the steps that are being taken to protect California's desert tortoise and why the Aral Sea in Central Asia is shrinking."



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