ABC-CLIO Unveils Six New CD-ROMs

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ABC-CLIO Unveils Six New CD-ROMs


ABC-CLIO has announced the release of six new CD-ROMs: American Science Leaders. American Business Leaders, The Women's Movement in the United States, California ResourceLink, Florida Resource-Link. and Texas ResourceLink.

American Science Leaders

American Science Leaders features over 400 biographies of important science innovators. Covering from the 18th century forward, these biographies reveal important personal facts and social factors that influenced American science leaders, their careers, and their key contributions. Researchers can also place the biographies within their historical contexts with the CD-ROM's helpful graphical timeline feature. while a number of photographs and maps further characterize each leader. Included are these:

* Carl A. Rouse--an African-American astrophysicist whose research has concentrated on the sun and other stars

* Gerty Theresa Radnitz Cori--who, in 1947, became the first American woman and the third woman ever to win a Nobel Prize

* Jaron Lanier-an outspoken proponent of the creative potential of computers and originator of the term "virtual reality"

* Helen B. Taussig--who, in 1945, became a national hero for her development of a surgical technique for treating the often lethal "blue baby" syndrome (congenital cyanosis)

* Elias Howe-who, in 1845, changed American life and revolutionized the industrial sector by inventing an efficient sewing machine

* Russell A. Hulse--best known for his Nobel Prize-winning astronomical research that culminated in his 1974 discovery of the first binary pulsar

The American Science Leaders CD-ROM was especially designed to support and integrate core curricula. According to the company, its intuitive interface offers a wide array of easy-to-use methods for accessing and selecting biographies-such as advanced Boolean text searching, name and subject indexes, and a powerful attribute search.

American Science Leaders also includes a comprehensive glossary of terms, hyperlinks to related information, and the ability to print and export text, photos, and maps to use with other software programs.

American Business Leaders

Covering the 16th century to the present the American Business Leaders CD-ROM contains over 400 biographies that reveal important personal facts and social with American Business Leaders' graphical timeline feature. A wealth of photographs and maps further characterize each leader. Included are these:

* Milton Bradley-who invented "The Checkered Game of Life" and developed a toy and game company that still contributes to American recreation

* Liz Claiborne-with mix-and-match separates, developed one of the most successful businesses ever headed by a woman

* Henry Ford-developed a car for the masses and changed American society more in the first half of the 20th century than anyone else

* Gloria Steinem-leading feminist and journalist who founded Ms. magazine

* William Randolph Hearst-created newspapers (The San Francisco Examiner and the New York World) that reshaped American journalism

The interface of American Business Leaders offers a wide array of easy-to-use methods for accessing and selecting biographies-such as advanced Boolean text searching, name and subject indexes, and a powerful attribute search.

Women's Movement in the U.S.

The Women's Movement in the United States CD-ROM is the first title in ABC-CLIO Interactive's new line of interactive encyclopedias and, according to the company, is the perfect tool for researchers tracing the long fight for gender equality in America. Chronicling the major milestones in women's history in the U.S., from colonial times to the present, Women's Movement in the United States features a wealth of content and illustrative multimedia components. Most of its nearly 700 articles include related photographs, video clips, audio excerpts, original documents, and statistical tables. …

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