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2010 World Book Encyclopedia DVD
for WINDOWS / MAC
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The DVD-ROM version of The World Book Encyclopedia.
The 2010 edition of the World Book Multimedia Encyclopedia is completely up to date with more than 4,000 new and expanded articles from Michelle Obama to Christina Aguilera, and biofuel to crop circles, as well as gorgeous new photographs, video clips, and illustrations. Start your exploration from the "Waterstream" home screen where you'll see photos and video clips from the World Book Media Collection float by like leaves in a stream while matching music selections from Just Listening play in the background. Click any "leaf' and you are transported to the Media Center where you can learn more. Test your knowledge with the World Book Trivia Challenge and find out what happened the day you were born with This Day in History. The journey begins here. One hybrid DVD disc.
Minimum System Requirements: Mac: Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later, including Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard'. Win: Windows® XP, Windows Vista® and Windows® 7.
2010 World Book includes:
Every article in the 22-volume World Book print edition
Thousands of editor-selected website links
Online Article Updates (1 year free subscription*)
Hundreds of editor approved web-cams
World Book Dictionary
World Book Atlas with translucent 3D Globe
World Book Trivia Challenge
World Book Media Showcase
This Day In History Widget
Thousands of photos, illustrations, video clips, sound clips, poetry readings and speeches
*After one year of free online updates an optional update subscription is available.
TOP FEATURES OF THE 2010 EDITION
"Waterstream" Home Screen Extraordinary photos and video clips from the World Book Media Collection float by like leaves in a stream while matching music selections from Just Listening play in the background. Click any "leaf" and you are transported to the Media Center where you can learn more.
Just Listening Multimedia Player You can experience true multimedia with coordinated sights and sounds from World Book's music and photo collections. Copenhagen provides an ideal backdrop for the Danish national anthem, as Zimbabwe's dramatic Victoria Falls does for Zimbabwean traditional music.
Just Looking Themes If you are the type who likes to flip through the pictures in World Book, then Just Looking is for you. Browse World Book's rich media collection through more than fifty themes such as Skyscrapers, Film Stars, Castles, International Sports, Explorers and more.
What's Online What's Online brings you history in the making over the Internet. Use the Back in Time feature to turn the calendar back to 1995, for example, and read how "...a new force known as the Taliban captured the southwestern half of Afghanistan...".
Month in Brief The most important international news stories and photos of the month are selected by World Book editors and presented in this time browser so you can keep up on current events around the world.
Distance Calculator with 3D Globe Using satellite photography, World Book's translucent 3D globe gives you an astronaut's-eye view of Earth and allows you to calculate the distance between any two cities.
World Book Trivia Challenge Test and improve your knowledge with our World Book Trivia Challenge game. It covers a wide variety of topics from history and literature to sports and space exploration, allowing you to match your wits against World Book and maybe discover something new along the way.
This Day In History Each day, you'll get a review of interesting and important events that took place on that day in history. Links on the pages take you to the corresponding World Book articles.
Media Showcase Do you know where sitatungas live? Find out with our Media Showcase with more than a thousand gorgeous World Book images gathered in a quiz game format. Check your answers by clicking a link to the corresponding World Book article.
Surf the Ages In these simulated historical Web sites even Joan of Arc has her own Web page. Century by century see what Web sites would have looked like if the Internet existed during the past 5,000 years.