Microsoft Dangerous Creatures

MS Dangerous Creatures PC CD learn animals, insects, endangered wildlife species 






This is an introduction to about 250 'dangerous creatures' from all parts of the world - many of them endangered species. There are 5 main components - Atlas, Weapons, Habitats, Index and Guides. Atlas provides a two-dimensional view of the earth, and it allows the user to select a location by continent. This leads to a listing of wildlife for that continent. For Australia the choices are saltwater swimmers, crocodile, Tasmanian devil, cockroach, cane toad, mosquito, funnel-web spider, platypus and rat, and there is also a button that leads to a panel on 'Australian oddities'. One can generally access between 10 and 20 creatures for each continent.

If one of the animals is clicked on, the result is a topic screen similar to that displayed in the image above. The pictures are colorful and clear, and many of these topic screens include a video clip. These are interesting and of good quality, but they cannot be viewed full screen and are rather short (about 20 secs). The topic screens also include a number of hot buttons that provide additional information or lead to another screen, and certain words eg. 'species' and 'predator' are highlighted. If the user clicks on one of these highlighted words its pronunciation and definition are provided. Most screens also have hot buttons for Facts (detailed information about the current creature or topic) and a cross reference to another topic (Coral Reef in the case of Blue Ringed Octopus). Some of the cross references are rather tenuous. For example, one can jump from Killer Bee to Portuguese Man-of-War (they both deliver painful stings) and from Centipedes to Cats (they both hunt at night). On the other hand, using the cross referencing buttons is a good way to go on a wide ranging tour of the whole program. Some topic screens include games - interactive learning activities related to the current topic.

Your computer screen has never looked so wild! Embark on a journey that brings 250 of the world's most feared -- and fascinating -- creatures to life.

Get close to the wildest creatures on the planet through 800 detailed articles, hundreds of full-color photographs, over 100 video clips, and hours of sounds and narration, all reviewed for accuracy by World Wildlife Fund.

Close-up photos and stunning from-the-source sound bring this wild menagerie so close you may be tempted to turn and run. Stand your ground and meet fierce alligators, charging grizzlies, deadly snakes and spiders. Learn about each animal and its habitat, as well history, myths, and legends.

Meet endangered species who are threatened by the forces of civilization and nature. Your purchase of Dangerous Creatures helps support the conservation efforts of World Wildlife Fund to protect the world's endangered species and their habitats.

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