Oxford Children's Encyclopedia: Windows

Oxford Children's Encyclopedia: Windows

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The Oxford Children's Encyclopedia on CD-ROM makes discovering information more exciting than ever before. For school projects, homework, and general information this is the ideal tool to give 8-13 year olds a greater understanding of the world we live in. With the complete text of the printed edition and added video clips, animations, maps, and sound clips, the Oxford Children's Encyclopedia on CD-ROM is both amusing and informative. It will encourage children to broaden their horizons and inspire them to search for information which they had not previously considered. Installation requirements Windows 3.1 or higher; 4x CD-ROM drive, 8Mb RAM, sound card, 486 or better CPU, video display capable of at least 640 x 480 in 256 colours.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • CD-ROM
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • Revised edition
  • 0192683403
  • 9780192683403

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"The software includes many large, colorful drawings and photographs. The sentences are manageable and every word may be clicked for a complete definition. Nearly every article has one or more Fact buttons to uncover, and hyperlinks abound...Children found the screens inviting and were entranced by the virtual reality type explorer, which allowed them to zoom into areas that they generally chose randomly... The 121-page Handbook... gives clear instructions for everything from installation to printing and customizing the program."--Multimedia Schools"Uses animation, games, and sound clips to stimulate interest."--Publishers Weekly"A good investment for 8 to 13-year-olds looking for both fun and information."--Multimedia Reviews"Animated graphics bring to life topics as varied as the workings of a nuclear power station to the siege of a medieval castle."--The London Times"Deserves every award in sight.... The full text of the revised 1,700-page work is a bargain in itself, but the CD-ROM also offers some clear, well-chosen animations and 30 video clips, with subject matter ranging from Churchill to Oasis. It is particularly strong on modern history.... Sets a new standard in non-fiction writing for children."--The Guardianshow more