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Discusses multimedia CD-ROM, which combines sound and pictures with ASCII text on a single compact disc and can hold thousands of digitized photographs, maps, or other graphics plus sound and millions of characters of text. Discussion of Compton's MultiMedia Encyclopedia, which has won a number of awards; Description of the third edition of the Grolier Electronic Encyclopedia, which includes not only text but also pictures; Mention of the Microsoft product Mammals: A Multimedia Encyclopedia from National Geographic, which is an adaptation of a two-volume set of print books; Audubon Birds of America from CMC ReSearch Inc., which features Audubon's original 1840 first edition six-volume octavo set with all full-color lithographs and full text; The Electronic Whole Earth Catalog, which was an honorable mention winner in the Philips/Du Pont 1990 contest, and which is available for the Macintosh.


pp. 64-65

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