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Explore the World with Hopkins Discs

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Explore the World with Hopkins Discs

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Hopkins Technology announces three new multimedia disks - two are down to earth and one is out of this world. Now available are China! The Grand Tour, Fine Arts of China, and Amazing Universe III.

China! The Grand Tour (Including Tibet) provides an extensive overview for the student, the tourist planning a trip, or the armchair traveler. The Grand Tour contains more than 1,100 individual pictures along with maps, explanatory text, and Chinese music. The breathtaking photography of landscape, architecture, cities, people, religion, and archeology provide a tour that combines geography, art, history, and culture for an in-depth introduction to the country.

Fine Arts of China brings more than 4,000 years of Chinese painting, sculpture, crafts, and architecture to life on the computer screen. More than 400 photos (many of artworks that have not been photographed previously) with extensive tutorials define the wide range of both ancient and modern art.

Amazing Universe III, a substantial upgrade from the original, contains more than 550 color photos from space (including photos taken by the repaired Hubble telescope), extensive narration, explanatory text, and original music. The disc includes a full-featured Skyview planetarium, a PlanetWatch solar system simulator, nine action videos (including Creation of the Universe, Life Cycle of a Star, Solar System Tour, and Manned Space Exploration), and a history of space exploration. …

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