The wonders of our world are captured in this new 2011 edition of World Book. See how a killer tornado is formed. Witness the notorious Berlin Wall coming down. Watch cheetahs running seventy miles an hour. See how ancient Egyptians made mummies.
The Just Looking area is where you’ll find “the good stuff”: Pictures of people and places that interest you – from Rock Stars to Explorers, Skyscrapers to Castles – all from the World Book Media Collection.
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 a farmer tending rice fields in Vietnam does for a Vietnamese folk dance.
The next best thing to being half way across the world is to travel through the magic of Webcams. MacKiev put together a collection of hundreds of kid-safe Web cameras from around the world and update it regularly. From the tranquil beauty of mountain panoramas to the bustle of urban jungles, watch life on our planet unfold before your eyes.
Every single article from the 22-volume print edition of the 2011 World Book Encyclopedia are included plus eighty years of archived articles in World Book’s online resources. And with automatic Article Updates you’ll always be up to date!
In the simulated Web sites of Surf The Ages, even Joan of Arc has her own Web page. Century by Century from 3500 BC, see what the Web might have looked like, from the Black Plague Information Site, to the Leif Eriksen Fan Page.
Test and improve your knowledge with 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.
World Book offers hundreds of videos and animations, including historical footage and animal sceSystem Requirements – Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later; Processor – G3 350 MHz; Memory – 256 MB RAM; Display – 1024×768; Disk Space – 1.5 GB; Internet Connection; DVD-ROM Drive
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