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Space Traveler

$19.95 (Win3.1/95/98/Mac) (Retail) (SPACETRDR)

Publisher: Fogware

Venture into Space with Isaac Asimov

Isaac Asimov is credited with popularizing the field of science with such works as The Chemicals of Life, Inside the Atom, The Intelligent Man's Guide to Science, and Did Comets Kill the Dinosaurs? His most acclaimed work was The Foundation Trilogy, which won the Hugo award for science fiction and his very first entry into the realm was Pebble in the Sky.

Seven CDROMs Included:

Astronomy:

Why did ancient peoples look to the stars for guidance and an explanation of earthly occurrences? Learn how Galileo's use of the telescope revolutionized astronomy and why today's scientists now use radio telescopes to study distant stars.

Features:

  • 40 minutes Multimedia Presentation
  • 350 Images
  • 100 Interactive Q & A

The Inner Planets:

Journey to our solar system's `rocky planets' and uncover the secrets of Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars. Discover why Venus is known both as an evening star and morning star. Uncover the secrets of our mysterious neighbor Mars!

Features:

  • 50 minutes Multimedia Presentation
  • 450 Images
  • 100 Interactive Q & A

The Outer Planets:

Why are Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune called the `gas giants'? What celestial body orbits alongside Pluto? Unravel the unique characteristics of each of the five planets farthest from the sun. Discover why Jupiter is called the Spotted Giant.

Features:

  • 50 minutes Multimedia Presentation
  • 400 Images
  • 100 Interactive Q & A

The Solar System:

Witness the explosion that formed the sun and its family of planets. Discover the unique attributes of each planet in our solar system, and learn why only Earth can support life as we know it. Examine the asteroid belt between Jupiter and Mars.

Features:

  • 35 minutes Multimedia Presentation
  • 450 Images
  • 100 Interactive Q & A

The Space Speculation:

Is there life on other planets? Did comets kill the dinosaurs? Is the Oort cloud a companion to our sun? Follow the latest news about unidentified flying objects and the quest to communicate with other life forms.

Features:

  • 40 minutes Multimedia Presentation
  • 300 Images
  • 100 Interactive Q & A

Space Exploration:

Journey through the galaxy to uncover the secrets of outer space. Begin your exploration with an explanation of rockets, probes, and satellites and how they have catapulted our quest for knowledge about space. Then discover the world of piloted space flights, walks in space, and space shuttle missions. Consider the possibilities of colonizing other planets and solar systems.

Features:

  • 40 minutes Multimedia Presentation
  • 300 Images
  • 100 Interactive Q & A

The Universe:

Begin your trek through our universe with an explanation of how the universe was born. Examine the big bang and the expanding universe theories. Learn about our own galaxy, the Milky Way, and explore distant galaxies to unravel the secrets of how they were formed.

Features:

  • 50 minutes Multimedia Presentation
  • 400 Images
  • 100 Interactive Q & A

Product Features:

  • Enlarge many of the over 3,000 images to full screen; print or save to the clipboard
  • Access over 500 interactive questions, with explanations and automatic quizzes
  • Link to The American Concise Encyclopedia with over 15,000 entries
  • Listen to narrated feature presentations
  • Play feature presentation of over 290 minutes of self running multimedia content

Requirements:

Win3.1/95/98: 486 DX 25, 16 MB RAM, 2x CD-ROM drive, 640 x 480 x 256 color video, mouse, sound card.

Macintosh: 33 MHz 68030+ Macintosh, System 7+, 8 MB RAM, 2x CD-ROM drive, 640 x 480 x 256 color video, mouse, sound card.

 


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