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The wonders of our world are captured in this new edition of WORLD BOOK. See how a killer tornado is formed. Witness the notorious Berlin Wall coming down. Minimum System Requirements. Mac, Win. System, Mac OS X or later, including macOS Sierra , Microsoft Windows® XP SP2 or later, including. The edition of Software MacKiev's award-winning WORLD BOOK multimedia encyclopedia captures the wonders of our world. See how a killer tornado is.

This is the ultimate Mac dictionary. Don't try any of these things with the built-in dictionary in your Mac: Let's say you look up the word "sand", you get the following choices for what to display in the Related Entries section: A list of words whose definitions contain the word "sand". For example, you would discover the word "sabulous" which means "consisting of sand; full of sand; sandy; gritty. A list of words whose definitions page contains an example that uses the word "sand" in a sentence.

One other thing to note: In almost whatever you choose on the World Book Encyclopedia Home screen, you will be taken to a window that resembles a web browser.

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Search: Topics When you click on the Topics button on the Home screen, you will see a search box on the left where you can search by Topic, Word, or Letter — very straightforward. For example, I did a search on Halloween by Topic.

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The results were shown below the search box. Under Halloween, four topics were shown, one being the entry for Halloween, and the other three Mask Festive masks , October, and Pumpkin. Like the Topics search, the Dictionary is straightforward.

I typed in Halloween and, as expected, it showed the definition of Halloween. You can even choose between displaying the Dictionary by Definitions or by a Word List.

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You can find out what happened in a certain year, era, decade, century, or even millennium. You can choose a certain category or all categories at once.

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Time Frame searches the entire encyclopedia to find articles pertaining to however you choose to search. As an example, say I wanted to look up info on what happened in the year my Dad was born, which was I can click on Year, type in , and I will be presented with everything that happened during that year. Browse: Just Listening Just Listening lets you sample different types of music as well as hear excerpts from speeches, bird calls, poetry, Shakespeare, nature sounds, and animal noises.

There is also a selection for a music sampler, which randomly plays anything from the aforementioned categories.

Browse: Just Looking Although nothing will replace the simple pleasure of flipping through a print encyclopedia at random, this feature allows you to do it digitally. When you click on Just Looking, you are presented with a small window that lets you browse by Theme or by Category.

Be forewarned, this can be very addictive. Browse: Media Center Want a way to browse all the pictures, videos, animations, along with other media World Book Encyclopedia has?

Media Center is your ticket. You can select certain types of media or select all media to narrow or broaden your search. You can choose from several different categories of trivia, all totaling 74 categories.

You can either select a certain category or select all categories.

The topics seem endless! Imagine if internet access had been around in centuries gone by. This is what Surf the Ages is all about. The browser seems a bit dated, but it does a great job of navigating from page to page.

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Sticky Notes and Highlighter If you find an article you like and want to jot down a note pertaining to the topic, you can click on the Sticky Note icon on the toolbar toward the top of the screen.

You can select colors other than the default orange. For instance, every article for a U. Alternative editions[ edit ] Braille World Book Encyclopedia In World Book produced a Braille edition, which filled volumes and nearly 40, pages.

It was the first encyclopedia in Braille.

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The project was mainly an effort in goodwill, for the company did not see its way clear to selling enough copies of the set to cover production costs. Eventually, all sets of the Braille edition were donated to several institutions for the blind.

In the company also published a large-print edition. The online version includes 23 subscription databases with all of the articles contained in the print set, as well as several thousand additional articles and the contents of every yearbook World Book has published since Articles are also available in Spanish. The online version contains links to current web sites and magazine articles, a news section, and video and audio samples. Electronic editions contained the entire text of the volume World Book Encyclopedia, plus illustrations, video clips, 3D panoramic views, and sounds.

The articles bring together a complete story, multimedia content, an article outline, research aids and links to related information.