The 2010 edition of the World Book Multimedia Encyclopedia is completely up to date with more than 4,000 new and expanded articles from Michelle Obama to Christina Aguilera, and bio-fuel to crop circles, as well as gorgeous new photographs, video clips, andillustrations. Start your exploration from the "Waterstream" home screen where youll see photos and video clips from the World Book Media Collection float by like leaves in a stream while matching music selections from Just Listening play in the background. Click any leaf and you are transported to the Media Center where you can learn more. Test your knowledge with the World Book Trivia Challenge and find out what happened the day you were born with This Day in History. The journey begins here. One hybrid DVD disc.
2010 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
TOP FEATURES OF THE 2010 EDITION
"Waterstream" Home Screen
Extraordinary photos and video clips from the World Book Media Collection float by like leaves in a stream while matching music selections from Just Listening play in the background. Click any "leaf" and you are transported to the Media Center where you can learn more.
Just Listening Multimedia Player
You can experience true multimedia with coordinated sights and sounds from World Books music and photo collections. Copenhagen provides an ideal backdrop for the Danish national anthem, as Zimbabwes dramatic Victoria Falls does for Zimbabwean traditional music.
Just Looking Themes
If you are the type who likes to flip through the pictures in World Book, then Just Looking is for you. Browse World Books rich media collection through more than fifty themes such as Skyscrapers, Film Stars, Castles, International Sports, Explorers and more.
Whats Online brings you history in the making over the Internet. Use the Back in Time feature to turn the calendar back to 1995, for example, and read how "...a new force known as the Taliban captured the southwestern half of Afghanistan...".
Month in Brief
The most important international news stories and photos of the month are selected by World Book editors and presented in this time browser so you can keep up on current events around the world.
Distance Calculator with 3D Globe
Using satellite photography, World Books translucent 3D globe gives you an astronauts-eye view of Earth and allows you to calculate the distance between any two cities.
World Book Trivia Challenge
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.
This Day In History
Each day, youll get a review of interesting and important events that took place on that day in history. Links on the pages take you to the corresponding World Book articles.
Do you know where sitatungas live? Find out with our Media Showcase with more than a thousand gorgeous World Book images gathered in a quiz game format. Check your answers by clicking a link to the corresponding World Book article.
Surf the Ages
In these simulated historical Web sites even Joan of Arc has her own Web page. Century by century see what Web sites would have looked like if the Internet existed during the past 5,000 years.