of the World
||(Win95/98/Mac) (Retail) (WILDLIFEDR)
The Wildlife of the World collection is the most
in-depth reference, and educational boxed set currently on the market. All four
CD-ROMs in this collection provide simple-to-use interactive multimedia
programs that are easy enough for kids to use, but also contain more than
enough content to satisfy knowledge-hungry adults. With extensive photographs,
full screen slides, and movies (along with sound effects), these programs will
take you to the natural world - instantly! This four disk set includes
Alaska, The Wildlife, a wonderful look at the wildlife of America's last
frontier, Life in the Desert, a fascinating and informative guide to the
flora and fauna of the world's deserts, and finally, Wildlife in Danger,
a superb two-CD title produced in Europe that explores the many challenges
faced by today's threatened species.
Alaska, the Wildlife
Alaska, The Wildlife is a multimedia adventure that
takes you to one of the most amazing places on this planet. Whether you head to
the treetops for a peek inside a bald eagle's nest, or wade through a river for
a nose to nose encounter with a grizzly bear, you have a chance to see, hear,
and read all about the animals and areas that you choose to explore. This
program is simple enough for young children to use without being too simplistic
for adults. The cursor changes from an arrow to a bear paw whenever it is on an
active area. As an added feature, users who click on their mouse on an inactive
area will trigger a help voice that offers tips and navigating assistance.
- 80 QuickTime movies
- 300+ color slides
- Maps, and pop-up information boxes
- Natural sounds, and original music
Life in the Desert includes an astounding array of
photographs of desert regions and 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 with video sequences of desert animals and terrain.
Life in the Desert also includes an interactive tour of the Living
Desert Wildlife and Botanical Park in Palm Desert, CA.
- 60 minutes of full motion video
- Expert narration
- Color animations
- Over 300 photographs
- Distribution maps
- Full species index
- Interactive quiz sections
Wildlife in Danger: Threatened
While extinction has occurred naturally in the past, and is
a normal part of evolution and the natural order, we are now facing the
prospect of mass extinctions caused by our own poor stewardship of the planet.
Scientists estimate that between one fourth and one half of the planet's
species could disappear before the year 2050. The result would be a
biodiversity crisis unprecedented in the history of the planet Earth! This
CD-ROM gives the user an in-depth look at the issue and offers some potential
- 16 specific stories of species extinction
- 30+ minutes of commentary by 13 world renowned
- 286 rare photos of extinct or endangered species
- Maps, explanatory texts, and internet links
- 26 Films
Wildlife in Danger: Kids'
Tigers, whales, pandas... we all know these animals are
endangered, but what about toads, flowers, and snails? Who worries about them?
When six billion people farm, hunt, build, and travel, there isn't much room
left for wildlife on our little planet. Learn how and why plants and animals
disappear so that future generations can appreciate the diversity of life. This
CD-ROM looks at the four main causes of extinction: introduction of alien
species, destruction of habitat, overexplotation, and chains of extinction.
- Interactive virtual comic strip
- Films, Photos, Maps
- Professor's quiz - Interactive quiz section
PC System: Pentium 75 or higher, 16MB of RAM,
Windows 95 or 98, 640x480 with 1000s of colors, 4x speed CD-ROM drive, sound
card, speakers, mouse. Modem and printer optional.
MAC System: Power Macintosh, 16MB of RAM, 4x speed
CD-ROM drive, 14" monitor with 1000s of colors, MAC OS 7.0 or higher, sound
card, speakers and mouse. Modem and printer optional.
NOTE: Does NOT work on XP
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