Volcanoes: Life On The Edge (Mac, CD-ROM) Corbis - 1996 USA, Canada Release

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Volcanoes: Life On The Edge
Packaging cover Volcanoes: Life On The Edge.
Product ID 04463-00006
Product UPC 704463000064
Platform(s) Mac
Packaging Retail Box
Media CD-ROM
Copyright date 1996
Publisher(s) Corbis
Category(s) Reference, Science Reference
Country of Origin United States of America

Description from the packaging.

Journey to the World's Most Dangerous Volcanoes with Roger Ressmeyer.

Narrated by award-winning actress Helen Mirren.

Volcanoes are some of the most mesmerizing and powerful forces on earth, commanding awe, fear, and worship throughout the ages. In Volcanoes: Life on the Edge, you'll come face to face with these extraordinary natural wonders.

Begin with the exhilarating travels of Roger Ressmeyer, a renowned photojournalist who captured on film the world's most active and spectacular volcanoes. Along the way, you'll meet the daring people who live and work in their shadows and journey to devastating eruptions from the past in places such as Pompeii, Krakatau, and Mount Pelee.

Exciting cinematic documentaries bring these compelling stores to life. To delve deeper into the stories, immerse yourself in a wealth of interactive episodes illustrated with spectacular photographs, maps, documents, paintings and artifacts. Illuminating reference articles reveal the science and history of volcanoes and the people who study them. Experience the captivating stories and adventures in Volcanoes, and discover for yourself the exhilaration and danger of living on the edge.

The Narratives- engrossing cinematic documentaries narrated by award-winning actress Helen Mirren- reveal the power and splendor of volcanoes.

The Fascinating Episodes elaborate on stories introduced in the Narratives. Zoom in to investigate items of interest such as photos, maps, documents, and more.

Create your own custom slide show of Ressmeyer's spectacular photographs, taken during the most volcanically eruptive period of the century.

Fiery explosions, red-hot lava, supernatural power, phenomenal beauty- these are the seductive lures that draw us to volcanoes. Now you can experience these spectacular wonders in an engrossing CD-ROM that explores volcanoes past and present. Journey with renowned photojournalist Roger Ressmeyer as he travels around the world during the most volcanically active period of this century. Follow his route, or create your own exhilarating itinerary. Fascinating cinematic documentaries, interactive stories, and magnificent photography let you experience the beauty and danger of the earth's volcanic fires.

  • Satellite-generated, topographical relief maps guide your journey, volcano by volcano.
  • Explore the lures and risks of living and working near mountains of fire.
  • Travel to the most spectacular volcanoes throughout the world- from Vesuvius to Mount St. Helens.
  • Richly illustrated reference articles explain scientific terms, theories, processes, and more.
  • The inviting interface makes it easy to navigate throughout the Narratives, Episodes, Reference Section, and Slide Show.

The Photographer.
Join Roger Ressmeyer on his thrilling, 14-month journey to Mount St. Helens, Pinatubo, Unzen, Kilauea, Galeras, and many other exotic places during the most eruptive period of the century.

In the Shadow.
Despite the inherent danger, people throughout the world live and work near volcanoes, sometimes even worshipping these mountains of fire. Discover the fascinating experiences and beliefs of people in locations such as Indonesia, the South Pacific, Italy, and Japan.

The Volcanologists.
The scientists who study volcanoes, engage in crucial, pioneering scientific research, working under difficult and life-threatening conditions. This Narrative reveals the courage and commitment of the individuals who take enormous risks to help us better understand and predict volcanic behavior.

A Distant Rumble.
When volcanoes erupt, people living near them often perish in their wake. Experience the devastation caused by significant eruptions of the past, and learn where they may occur in the future.

Episodes.
Explore significant volcanoes around the world through engrossing, interactive stories illustrated with fascinating photos, maps, documents, paintings, and artifacts.

Slide Show.
Create a compelling slide show using images from Ressmeyer's award-winning collection of spectacular photographs.

Reference.
Gain an understanding of the history and science of volcanoes through more than one hundred detailed articles featuring text, photographs, animations, and audio commentary from the world's preeminent volcanologists.

System Requirements

Mac System 7.1
Required CPU 68030
Required RAM 8MB
Required CD Speed 2X
Supported Video 13" 256 Color

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