Re: OT: Encyclopedia on CD-ROM....was Australian Book
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- Subject: Re: OT: Encyclopedia on CD-ROM....was Australian Book
- From: Gerry Snyder <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Thu, 5 Feb 1998 16:00:57 -0700 (MST)
Rick Tasco/Roger Duncan wrote:
> Ian E. & Shirley Efford wrote:
> > Concerning good bargains, I have just bought an excellent new
> > reference book - "Reader's Digest A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants"
> > 1,100 pages of descriptions of 15,000 plants with 6000 photographs.
> Does anyone know if a good encyclopedia like the one mentioned above is
> available on CD-ROM?
The Western Garden CDROM from Sunset is not nearly that big, but
it seems to have all the info in the book, with a pretty good search
engine. You can do things like ask for white fall-blooming perennials
that are 4-8" tall. I use it frequently to check spelling of the lists
of plants we are going to have at our club's plant table, which I put
in our monthly newsletter.
BTW, Rick, there have been two instances where I have liked someone's
spelling or pronunciation of a word better than the original. One was
a math prof who called a tilde a twiddle. The other is your spelling
"foliage" as "foilage." In both cases it really seems it should have
been that way. ;-)
Gerry, just in from some weeding
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