World Book Encyclopedia 2003 Ultra-Deluxe Edition
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From the Manufacturer
Of all the subjects World Book knows, we understand students best. When research must be done, nothing is more frustrating than searching through useless information. Rather than crowding our encyclopedia with thousands of unnecessary articles, World Book has cut through the clutter to provide more than 22,300 of the most concise, timely, informative pieces any student could need. Presented in an extremely user-friendly format, World Book 2003 Deluxe Edition supplies the most effective, interactive multimedia materials and tools to access a wealth of knowledge-Guaranteed!
Easy to use - 22,300+ Articles
- Simply use the topics or word search options to locate your desired information.
- Sticky notes mark the information that you want to find again, and it is easy to highlight the content you want to see.
- Just double-click any word to find the meaning.
- Detailed interactive maps, reflecting the highest cartographic standards, broaden your perspective on the world.
- Maps present information such as climate, economy, population distribution, and historical development.
- Just click on the appropriate buttons for hundreds of exciting videos and sounds that bring your favorite topics to life!
- Get 360-degree panoramic views of fascinating places!
- You'll feel like you're there!
- Over 245,000 definitions
- Search the Dictionary separately, or double-click any word in the Encyclopedia to retrieve its definition.
- Annuals are yearly, independent publications that include special feature articles.
- 3D animations bring topics to life!
- Interactive simulations help you understand how things work.
- Enhance reports with charts created from your research information.
- Measurements in nonmetric and metric units.
- 14 scientific and mathematical simulations.
- Wizards help to prepare reports, charts, time lines, quizzes, and Web pages.
Surf The Ages!
Another function of an encyclopedia is to stimulate curiosity and spark interest in learning. World Book's exclusive Surf the Ages feature fulfills this concept by providing simulated Web sites as they might have been if the World Wide Web had existed throughout history. From an exclusive interview with a survivor of the Mount Vesuvius eruption in A.D. 79 to a Plague Information Site in the 1300s, Surf the Ages takes you back in time to rediscover important historical events, people, and ideas. Based on historical facts and documentation, each Web entry journeys through the main events of Ancient Times, the Middle Ages, and Modern Times. And with the "View from Today" option, you can reveal what we now know or believe about a featured event or figure.
A World Book Exclusive!
Back In Time
With Internet access, travel back through 80 years of World Book articles, reading about events as they were described at the time. For example, study articles on WWII written in 1945.
Top Customer Reviews
This program came on my iMac in 2003 and was an awesome product. However after paying for the 2004 edition I found that updates are no longer available. That means that no articles from 2004 are available to me. I used the given e-mail address to inquire about this problem, only to be told that this was only a temporary situation. Today I clicked on the link to contact World Book, and it no longer works. I would ask for my money back, but there doesn't seem to be any way to get in touch with the company. The part of this that I find hard to believe is that this product is still for sale.
CUSTOMER BEWARE is all that I can say at this point.
With that said, I have yet to encounter a single bug, program crash, or "missing" DLL, and the company's attention to detail should be rewarded, if not praised. So if you're thinking of ordering something for your kids, a college student, or even yourself, put this software at the top of your list. You won't regret it!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is not so good. only if someone offers it for free, get it... else not worth the money its asking for.Published on December 16, 2004 by Sunil Mahato
I got this as part of my kids' curriculum for this year. Whilst the articles about the different countries are good and informative, the link to update the information is obselete. Read morePublished on September 19, 2004 by A Family Effort