View Earth's Changes With Satellite Images

Earthscapes in Time: The See-Through Satellite Atlas displays natural fluctuations in the Earth and human-made changes over two decades, using satellite images from NASA, Landsat, NOAA and the CIA. Fully annotated images of the same area, taken decades apart, demonstrate the many transformations that have occurred from deforestation and forest recovery, urbanization, the ozone hole and ground water usage. As with all CD titles in the Small Blue Planet series, users can access a highly detailed Hammond relief map covering the region onscreen. Another module, Civilizations Out of Time, parallels the rise and fall of historical cultures and then compares them to modern situations. Now What Software, San Francisco, CA, (800) 322-1954. WM

This article originally appeared in the 10/01/1995 issue of THE Journal.