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Firefly Books Ltd. Releases Lost Animals: Living on the Edge of Extinction Mulitmedia CD-ROM

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Firefly Books Ltd. Releases Lost Animals: Living on the Edge of Extinction Mulitmedia CD-ROM

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Firefly Books Ltd. has announced the latest title in the Warwick Interactive's Natural History series, Lost Animals: Living on the Edge of Extinction CD-ROM. With this multimedia CD-ROM, users can explore the lives and history of over 50 animal species that have been lost to the world during this century.

Utilizing cutting-edge virtual reality graphics, film, and video sources from the BBC Natural History Library, Lost Animals presents a visually stunning natural history learning experience. It boasts fascinating and detailed narration and text that adds extra depth and zest to this virtual experience. With hundreds of video clips, historical images, maps, diagrams, and animations, Lost Animals offers a unique examination of the historical, geographical, cultural, social, and ethical issues that culminated in our world's animal losses.

In the product's "Virtual Museum," users journey into a series of virtual rooms to explore and learn about the tragic story of each species that has passed into extinction:

The Visitor Center: Interact with the museum's database and holographic displays. …

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