Add me to your Favourites list The Oxford Interactive Encyclopaedia is based on five Oxford University Press books: the 9-volume Illustrated Encyclopaedia, their Dictionary of the World, Concise Thesaurus, Pocket Dictionary of Biography, and New Shorter Oxford English Dictionary. To these have been added multimedia elements and a wide range of links to Web sites. All this fits on one disk, and requires 75 KB free disk space, a double speed or more CD-ROM drive and 256-colour SVGA. It is quick and easy to install and use, and you can look up your first facts within five minutes of first putting the disk in your drive. The publishers suggest that the Oxford Interactive Encyclopaedia can be a homework aid. While some of the multimedia material is quite elementary, only advanced students would feel comfortable with parts of the written material. Take, for example, the first entry in the encyclopaedia: a priori, a term from epistemology meaning knowledge or concepts which can be gained independently of all experience. It is contrasted with a posteriori knowledge, in which experience plays an essential role. Statements such as "all bachelors are unmarried" are known as analytic truths: the concept "bachelor" and the concept "unmarried" are inter-definable... .If this seems too daunting, you might consider the Grolier encyclopaedia, or for children, Compton's. The terrestrial maps are probably the weakest element, but there is an impressive Planetarium section which allows you to view the night sky from any part of the world Disk 9/10 Insert 9/10 Case 9/10 Disk is in near mint condition and has a few very minor markings on the playing surface. Insert is near mint with little or no signs of wear or tear. Case is uncracked but slightly scuffed.