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Ages: 8 to adult
Take an African Safari
Mammals of Africa features video from cinematographer Jeff Freeman shot on location in Africa, together with photographs from award-winning travel photographers Ann and Carl Purcell. Other photographs have been taken from the San Diego Zoo's extensive archives. Animated sequences show mammal adaptations including digestion, skeleton and reproduction, and detailed narrations describe the characteristics of the different orders and families of mammals.
This volume features:
Mammals of Africa is an interactive multimedia encyclopedia on the wildlife of Africa and features the award-winning photography of travel writers Carl and Anne Purcell, together with video and narration on the major mammal families found on the African continent. Each of the 100 species discussed in depth is illustrated by color illustrations and a distribution map, and many species are shown in full motion video.
As with the other ZooGuides volumes, chapters on body plan, ecology, classification and life cycles give a comprehensive overview of the biology of this group of animals, and expert narrations and animations help bring the subject matter to life. Topics treated in depth include the basic characteristics which distinguish mammals from other animal groups as well as behavior patterns and interrelations. This volume gives information on the huge diversity of African mammals, from hippos and rhinos through to the graceful antelope species. A geographic theme, shows how different habitats have lead to evolution and specialization. Mammals of Africa is an authoritative and entertaining guide that teaches mammal biology in a new and exciting way.
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.
CD-ROM World, April 1994
"In the comfort of your computer chair, you can go on an African safari with Mammals of Africa.
"This CD-ROM, part of a series focusing on the animal world, presents remarkable detailed information on over 100 African mammals - from aardvarks to zebras. You can explore a variety of facets of each animal's life, such as similarities from related animals, life cycles, social structures, and ecology. Color animations make the CD lively and interesting, and they also help to show how different mammal groups have adapted to their environments.
"Mammals of Africa is not just a video scrapbook of images. This CD features the award-winning photography of travel writers Carl and Anne Purcell, together with archive material from the San Diego Zoo's photo library and video shot on location in Africa.
"As with the other volumes in REMedia's Zoo Guides series, chapters on body plan, ecology, classification, and life cycles give a comprehensive overview of the biology of this group of animals, and expert narrations and animations help bring the subject matter to life. The disc offers plenty of very specific information about the animals. For instance, you can learn how their teeth, digestive systems and skeletons work.
"Still photographs and full-motion video are included for each animal, along with distribution maps and crisp narration. The only thing missing is the sounds that these animals make. Finding a specific animal is done quickly using a simple but effective index.
"Mammals of Africa is suitable for all ages, but the program is basic enough to be used by school-age children. Other CD-ROMs in the Zoo Guides series include Butterflies of the World, Whales and Dolphins, and The Rain Forest. Anyone interested in African mammals and their habitats should definitely invest in this CD."
Note: Also Life in the Desert.
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