At the click of a mouse, you are transported to historical places,
people and events spanning over 15,000 years - from the cradle of
eastern civilization in the Orient to modern western culture.
Explore secret tombs in the ancient Egyptian pyramids, conquer
Europe with Napoleon, or share wisdom with Confucius and Mohammed.
Discover what inspired Shakespeare to write his greatest plays.
Learn how fire, metal and writing radically changed man's
social order at the dawn of history. Understand the great
intellectual and cultural evolution that occurred during the
Renaissance and the French Revolution -- and how it affects our
Immerse yourself in the civilizations you explore. Learn how
societies developed -- from custom to culture, trade to economics,
religion to science, literature to music, art to architecture,
politics to philosophy.
Your tour guies are Will and Ariel durant, best-selling authors of
"The Story of Civilization", which won numerous awards
including a Pulitzer Prize for Volume X. This comprehensive
historical work has long been a valuable resource in homes,
libraries, and schools. World Library's interactive CD-ROM
showcases the Durant's vivid writing, bringing the massive
11-volume set (over 50 years of work) to new life.
World Library's Instant-Access search and retrieval software
serves as your personal librarian. Perform lightning-fast searches
across thousands of passages to find any date, period, name,
phrase, or fact you need, making "The Story of
Civilization" one of the most powerful historic research tools
available. Expandable table of contents allows you to go to any
chapter or subheading instantly. Access footnotes and endnotes for
easy reference. Autoscroll automatically advances text with
adjustable speeds. You can also change font styles and size for
easy reading. Compare several text screens side by side on one
screen. Copy any passage to the clipboard for pasting in documents
and printing the text.
DOS SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:
WINDOWS SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: