'Know Your Owls' - CD-ROM by Axia Knowledge Products
|Compiled by Deane Lewis Updated 2012-08-15 Created 1999-08-20|
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Interactive Multimedia CD-ROM. A Complete reference guide to
"a rodent's worst nightmare" - the 19 different species of North
American Owls. Hundreds of photos, full motion videos, sound clips, range maps,
descriptions of adults, juveniles, and morph variations. Very easy to use - anyone can
learn in minutes. Runs on 486 or higher PC with CD-ROM, Windows 3.1, 95, or 98, 8 MB RAM
and sound card. Over a half-gigabyte of information! Ages 10-adult.
The World's Most Powerful Birding Software
Axia's patented Recognition Training System is the most effective method ever invented to
learn to identify birds. No other birding program can simultaneously present different
aspects of the same species, or similar views of different species, side-by side on your
computer screen. In "Challenge mode", this comparative ability lets you become
an expert while playing an entertaining game. Users can tailor the program to focus on
whatever they especially want to learn, or let Axia add new questions as the old ones are
answered correctly. Because this teaching technique is natural and fun, Axia hones your
skills without headaches!
Split Screen Species Comparison
Photos can be zoomed to full screen
Detailed Range Maps
Simply no Better Way to Learn
Until now, learning to identify birds has involved endless flipping between field guides,
comparing photos with sketches, straining to hear snippets of sound on cassette tapes.
Axia has changed all that, by creating the world's first interactive field guides for your
personal computer. Outstanding wildlife photos can be zoomed to full screen all digitised
with stunning Kodak Photo CD clarity. In addition, video clips are available for many
species, along with crystal clear digital sound. Want to compare the calls of two similar
species? Now you can, with the click of a button! Compare two range maps in a split-screen
display? One more click! Each Axia disc is a virtual library of books, videos and sounds.
In addition to the Owls themselves, each Axia disc also presents a wealth of information
about habitat, predators and prey and ecology.
Senior Editor Mr. Campbell is one of North America's most respected field naturalists, and
a Fellow of the American Ornithologists' Union. He is the author of dozens of books, and
hundreds of scientific papers. Axia is proud to introduce the work of this distinguished
scientist in the exciting CD-ROM format.
The Experts Choice
Developed with input from the US Fish & Wildlife Service, Axia's Wildlife series has
delighted both birders and professional naturalists. Each Axia disc is built from scratch
to make full use of interactive multimedia technology; these are not just re-issues of old
books or videos! Hundreds of full-screen colour photos have been sorted from North
America's top profesional wildlife photographers. Raptor sketches by Brian K.
Wheeler are reproduced in full colour. Colourful relief maps illustrate the range of
every, species. Pages of expert text can be printed, or copied to the clipboard for use in
any standard word-processing program - a feature that earns Axia an "A+" with
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