The wonders of our world are captured in this new edition of World Book. See how a killer tornado is formed. Witness the notorious Berlin Wall coming down. Watch cheetahs fileserve.com running seventy miles an hour. See how ancient Egyptians made mummies. The journey begins here.
2011 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
A picture is worth a thousand words.
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.
Your favorite stars are aligned when you select "Rock, Country and Pop Stars". Some of the new artists added in 2011: Alicia Keys, Carlos Santana, 50 Cent, and Snoop Dogg.
Listen up! Songs, speeches, and sonnets.
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.
Travel the world from your armchair.
The next best thing to being half way across the world is to travel through the magic of Webcams. We have 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.
Sure, there's an article for that.
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 da
Surf 5,500 years of Web pages.
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.
Your personal Time Machine.
Find all the media and articles related to a particular era such as the Renaissance or the American Revolution, or find out what happened the day you were born.
Playing to learn.
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.
More than just "moving pictures".
World Book offers hundreds of videos and animations, including historical footage and animal scenes. See and hear volcanoes erupting and bees making honey. Watch the Tacoma Bridge collapse. Witness the attack on Pearl Harbor.
iPad is here and we are ready!
World Book? Encyclopedia and Software MacKiev present This Day in History, an interactive multimedia calendar which displays significant historical events that took place on the current day or any selected day. Find out what famous people and events share your birthday. Listen to the national anthems of countries on the day they became nations. See pictures of the people and places making each day in history famous. The journey begins here, each and every day.
Minimum System Requirements
Display: 1024x768, Millions of Colors
Disk Space: 1.5 GB
Internet connection: Required for online features
DVD-ROM Drive: For installation only