Explorers of the New World
Explorers of the New World is a multi-media CD-ROM that puts you right on deck with the extraordinary men who dared to sail over the edge of the world. You'll join Christopher Columbus as he discovers the Americas; Hernando Cortes and the conquistadors claiming Mexico's Aztec riches; Ferdinand Magellan circumnavigating the world; and 60 other Explorers for a personal view of their amazing journeys. Explorers features a comprehensive, multi-media database putting you in touch with every aspect of this remarkable period. Meet the European royalty whose sponsorship launched the explorers. Examine the Treaties drafted to subdue conquered natives. Sort fact from fiction on who discovered what and where. The explorers faced danger in their pursuit of riches. Navigation was not reliable, relying on crude compasses, the stars and unknown currents. Weary sailors threatened mutiny only to be prevented from sailing home by leaders who even burned their ships. Other ships and their crews sank in uncharted seas. Explorers uncovers all the excitement of the explorers' voyages. Operating Systems: Windows 98se/ME/XP and MAC OSX.