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The National Audubon Society Interactive CD-ROM Guide to North American Birds (National Audubon Society Interactive CD-ROM Series) Bk&Cd Rom (Not Compatible with WINDOWS 98) Edition

3.2 out of 5 stars 13 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 009-0129760169
ISBN-10: 0679760164
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Requirements for running this excellent reference include Windows 3. 1 or 95 or a Macintosh, a color monitor, and other relatively modern hardware configurations likely to be included in newer Mac or PC environments: those with such systems who hold an affinity for birds will find this one of the finest multimedia references available. This goes beyond any printed word form, including over 700 bird call examples, videos, photos, maps, and trip planners. The computer environment lends to using life zones and locations to aid in the identification process, while on-line indexing and a glossary of terms are only a keystroke away. This promises hours of interactive birding in a setting far more educational and interactive than a printed bird guidebook could ever offer. Highly recommended. -- Midwest Book Review
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Product Details

  • Series: National Audubon Society Interactive CD-Rom Series
  • Unknown Binding
  • Publisher: Knopf; Bk&Cd Rom (Not Compatible with WINDOWS 98) edition (June 18, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0679760164
  • ISBN-13: 978-0679760160
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 1.9 x 9.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,308,834 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A previous reviewer indicated that this CD ROM does not run under Windows 98. This is not accurate. It does require you to set your display to 256 colors, but this does not mean it cannot run! The color was fine on my computer - it was rich and deep - no problem at all. Setting the display to 256 colors does cause strange effects outside of the program, so I simply reset it after I use the Audubon program. A previous reviewer also said they were unable to get the sound portion. This is not a problem with the program. The sound comes through perfectly and is gorgeous.
I found this program fantastic. As for the content,being able to hear 700 bird call examples at the touch of a button is in itself an absolute pleasure. Pictures of birds can be zoomed in, so great detail is possible. Special features like testing your knowledge and keeping a life list are wonderful. My 3 1/2 year old grandson was absolutely entralled for 3 hours straight. He also remembered a lot of what he heard and saw. I highly recommend this program.
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This magnificent bird guide utilizes the potential of multimedia more than any other product on any subject I've seen, and is a great resource for anyone seriously or even casually interested in birds. It truly eclipses any book on the topic.
The heart of this multimedia gold mine is the individual species profiles. Excellent photographs labeled with common and scientific names are the base for further exploration of each species. Click a button to hear the bird's call; with over 700 sound files, this feature ALONE is worth the price of the program. Click another to see a range map that includes permanent, breeding and winter ranges along with a listing of habitats. Click a text icon to read all about the bird; a "Field Guide" link gives the basics, a "Master Guide" link goes in-depth. Family information is available as well. Some species have links to additional images such as females and immature specimens. If you've seen the bird, a click will add it to your life list; multiple life lists can be created to accommodate all users.
Information on a specific species can be rapidly located. A browse mode lets you view thumbnails of all 723 species included, which can be clicked to access the bird's profile. If you know the name of the species, you can search for it by the common or scientific name. Or, if your search is broader, you can search for a family by the term thrush, for example, or Muscicapidae.
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This looks to be the only bird guide software available in the Macintosh format. Sadly, it's an old program, and requires you to run in Classic environment. On my G4 (OS 10.1.5), the program was slow and pixelly, and while it wasn't quite what I was hoping for, I was happily on my way to creating a Life List when -- all of a sudden -- my mouse disappeared. I haven't been able to see my mouse when using the program since then, so back it goes. Quite a disappointment.

I didn't get very far before my mouse disappeared, but I didn't see obvious ways to create audio or visual tests for yourself, which is what I was really hoping for. On the positive side, the sound cues are really long and detailed.
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While this CD-ROM is interesting and has a number of good points, there are several problems with it. Good points: very complete, with much information about each species of bird listed. Interesting video, text, sound, and pictures. Bad points: most important, this CD-ROM DOES NOT RUN under Windows 98 (although it works with Windows 95). It requires you to reset your display to 256 colors, with a corresponding lack of color depth in the included pictures - frustrating in this age of high powered graphics adapters. Sound files are overly loud and some were recorded at too high level, causing noticable distortion. This CD-ROM would benefit greatly from a makeover.
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By A Customer on April 30, 2004
I really loved this software and used it often, but my version requires that you set your display to 256 color and this will not work with my new current monitor. I have a new NEC/Mitsubishi flat screen monitor and I just learned the hard way that resetting your display to the requirements for the CD-rom will cause you some minor (but fixable) problems if you have a flat screen monitor. Now I am looking for a newer version that will work with WIN '98 and that does not require resetting display properties.
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I read the comment about the CD not working with modern computers' video cards. I have a Dell purchased 9 months ago running Windows XP Pro and everything works fine. I'm using a 21" monitor at 1280x1024 resolution, 85Hz refresh rate and true color.
So far after a week of using the CD I'd say it's an adequate product. Nothing spectacular, but it works for what I'm trying to do, which is to identify birds after I've taken pictures of them (see [...] I don't need a field guide to take into the field.
The database related features are easier to use than cross references in a paper book, as I hoped.
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