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Encarta World Atlas 2001

Platform : Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows 2000
5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review

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  • Dynamic, detailed maps in 21 styles let you explore the world
  • Discover 1.8 million place names
  • Read in-depth country articles with unique cultural information
  • Multimedia maps let you experience the sights and sounds of countries around the globe through images and music
  • Discover geographic phenomena and the world's natural wonders

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System Requirements

  • Platform:   Windows 95 / 98 / NT / 2000
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1
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  • ASIN: B00004Y7MY
  • Release Date: 6 Oct. 2000
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 10,128 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
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Amazon.co.uk Review

Wherever you want to go, someone has been there first. Desk-chair travellers and students alike will love Microsoft Encarta Interactive World Atlas 2001, which offers more detail than any other atlas yet available, plus multimedia tours of hundreds of locations world-wide. Almost 2 million place names include practically everybody's hometown; the dynamic maps let the user follow chains of association beyond simple geography. Traditionalists will approve of the flat maps outlining bioregions, political demarcations and other qualities--all printable in a wide array of styles.

Local place-name spellings, informative articles and numbers galore pepper the software with features not found in other references, but the key to Encarta's success is its optimisation of multimedia. Using images, sounds and Web links to surround the user with information, the Interactive World Atlas is both dazzling and useful. Reports are easy to complete--use the researcher tool to gather, organise and export information to Microsoft Office tools. While you might not be able to discover new lands, you can certainly explore the world we know without ever leaving home. --Rob Lightner

Manufacturer's Description

Microsoft Encarta Interactive World Atlas 2001 combines detailed maps and comprehensive geographic information, enabling families to turn their PC into an interactive learning tool. See the world in an infinite number of dynamic options with user-customizable views of more than 20 different map styles. Understand the geographic and cultural world with Encarta's comprehensive articles and statistics. With in-depth articles containing unique cultural information, a global perspective on climates, eco-regions, and other world trends, thousands of local spellings, sights and sounds (including music) of countries around the globe, and geographic information on phenomena and natural wonders, the Encarta Interactive World Atlas is a complete, concise, and exciting way to explore the world.


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