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Announcing, the World Geography Factbook 2000 version 0.80

World Geography Factbook 2000 is a FREE e-book that runs on PDAs using the Palm operating system. This hyperlinked e-book provides up to 94 pieces of information for the 201 self-governing countries of the World. A printed copy of the information contained in World Geography Factbook 2000 would require approximately 1600 pages of standard 8.5 x 11 inch paper! Most of the data found in this electronic publication originates from the United States Central Intelligence Agency's The World Factbook 2000.
World Geography Factbook 2000 is a FREE e-book that runs on personal digital assistants (Palm and Visor handheld computers) using the Palm operating system (it does require the viewing program iSilo which costs $12.50 US - a 30 day demo of this application is included in the download file). This hyperlinked e-book provides up to 94 pieces of information for the 201 self-governing countries of the World. A printed copy of the information contained in World Geography Factbook 2000 would require approximately 1600 pages of standard 8.5 x 11 inch paper!

The 94 entries of information available for each country are organized into five broad categories: Introduction, Geography, Population, Government, and Economy.The information in this e-book can be used by high school and university students to supplement their studies of cultural geography, world regional geography, political science, economics or environmental studies.World Geography Factbook 2000 is also a valuable resource for individuals who just want to learn facts about the various nations found on our planet.

World Geography Factbook 2000 works on Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs) that have Palm Operating System 2.0 or greater and 2 megabytes of memory. In other words, it works of many types of Palm PDAs, all Handspring Visors, TRGpro, IBM's WorkPad, and on Sony's Clie. It also requires the program iSilo™ to view the various data entries. A full working demo version of iSilo™ is included in the download file for World Geography Factbook 2000. This demo version of iSilo™ will only function for 30 days.

Registration for this product is optional. Individuals who do register, will get periodic emails announcing the availability of new versions of the software.

For more information about World Geography Factbook 2000 go to the following website: http://www.geog.ouc.bc.ca/factbook/

factbook.exe self-extracting download for Windows computers (1.4 MB)
factbook.zip for downloading to a Windows computer (1.3 MB)
factbook.sit for downloading to a Macintosh computer (1.3 MB)
factbook.hqx for downloading to a Macintosh computer (1.3 MB).

All of these downloads contain the following four files:

isilodem.prc - iSilo™ program application require to view the contents of the World Geography Factbook 2000. This is a demo version which expires in 30 days. A register version can be purchased at http://www.iSilo.com/. This file is 84K in size.

isiloman.prc - iSilo™ User Manual. This document is read with iSilo™. This file is 14K in size.

factbook.pdb - World Geography Factbook 2000 data file. This file is quite large - about 1550K.

readme.htm - read me file for World Geography Factbook 2000 that can be viewed by Microsoft Explorer or Netscape Communicator browsers.

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Upgrades for the factbook will be posted on a regular basis to make it a much more complete learning tool. They will be supplementing the CIA data with information from several other sources (e.g., United Nations). Future editions are expected to contain more information and even simple maps.

From Michael Pidwirny (fact book developer) ... "We believe that hand-held computers will become increasingly popular, even in K-12 and higher education. Projections suggest that the sales of PDAs (personal digital assistants) will double or triple next year. So why not promote the study of geography on a PDA! Our program would also make a nice supplement to textbooks covering human geography, world regional geography and environmental science/studies."

World Geography Factbook 2000 was developed by Donna Senese and Michael Pidwirny, Department of Geography, Okanagan University College.


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