CD Title:The Way Things Work 2.0.

Software Title : The Way Things Work
Publisher : Dorling Kindersley
Year of publication: 1996
PC Minimum system requirements: Win 3.1/95/98 on 486 33MHz
Users: 8 +

Accompanying pocket sized book of inventions.

Design and Navigation:

Finding your way around: Seven sections listed below.

Index:
An alphabetical list of every topic.
Use it quickly to find the information you are searching for.

Back:
Returns to previous screen.

Options:
Allows you to copy or print the window you are looking at.
You can also choose to view one of the mammoth movies.

 

Section 1-The Warehouse:

Contains pop-ups.
To access click on item in warehouse.
A video clip introduces the machine.
Go to left or right of the warehouse.
the single arrow changes to a double headed arrow.
Now click to view more machines in warehouse.

Section 2 - Machine

Clicking here takes you to the A-Z of machines where you can select a machine from an alphabetical catalogue (more than 150 machines).
Each machine contains:
diagrams texts, animations and illustrations that explain how the machine works.

Section 3 - Principles of Science

This screen allows you to choose one of the scientific principles that underline the machines.These are:

Electromagnetism, Electricity, Screws, Flying, Magnetism, Pressure, Heat, Levers, Photography, Light and Images, Friction, Springs, Floating,Sensors and Detectors, Telecommunications, Pulleys Gears and Belts, Sound, Computers, Inclined Planes, Cams and Cranks Wheels.

 

Section 4: History

Allows you to choose one of 5 historical periods and explore the machines invented within that time.

a)Antiquity 7000BC-AD1250
b)The Birth of Science 1251-1700
c)The Industrial Revolution 1701-1850
d)The Steam Age 1851-1940
e)The Silicon Age 1941-1984

Section 5: Inventors

Contains biographies of all the inventors whose machines appear in CD rom.

Section 6: Mammoth.Net

Use to launch browser and log on to the mammoth.net Internet site.

Section 7: Storeroom

Allows you to save pictures ,sounds,mammoth movies and screensavers to desk top.

 

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