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National Geographic magazine captured in a CD-ROM collection from Mindscape.

Mindscape, Inc. has announced the release of The Complete National Geographic: 108 Years of National Geographic Magazine on CD-ROM, a partnership effort from National Geographic Interactive, Kodak, and Mindscape. The comprehensive CD-ROM archive includes all of National Geographic magazine's award-winning photographs, stories, page maps, and graphics, plus classic period advertising from the past century.

"National Geographic has been the premier provider of compelling photography and reporting on human adventure and natural history for over a century," said Larry Lux. senior vice president of National Geographic Interactive. "By partnering with Mindscape and Kodak, we are able to expand our content into multiple technology platforms."

Featuring more than 9,000 articles from over 1.200 issues of National Geographic magazine, plus a robust search engine and a direct link to an exclusive area on the National Geographic, Web site, this collection of 30 CD-ROMs makes the world-class magazine more accessible than ever before. Developed by Dataware Technologies and sponsored by Kodak, The Complete National Geographic is available through Mindscape on hybrid CD-ROM for Windows 95, Windows 3.1, and Macintosh for an estimated street price of $199.

This digital library allows users to relive every National Geographic adventure, including some that even the most devoted readers may have missed, such as a chilling account of a life-threatening expedition on Mount St. Helens, a pioneering trek to the North Pole, or an exploration of the secrets of the wild panda. Whether for school projects, research, adventure planning, or personal interest, users can find specific articles, topics, and images with The Complete National Geographic's powerful search engine. It enables users to search on a number of criteria:

* Date, issue, or cover

* Subject (topic, title, or keyword)

* Explorer, writer, or photographer

* Advertiser

* Photograph or map

When an article is selected, the program highlights related topics and contributors to extend the search. The article can be printed or bookmarked for later use.

A direct link takes users to an exclusive area on the National Geographic Web site http:hwww.nationalgeographic.com) for the latest editorial features, activities, expeditions, and news from the National Geographic Society.

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