Home Computing Weekly


Biology

Author: D.M.
Publisher: Scisoft
Machine: Spectrum 48K

 
Published in Home Computing Weekly #67

Another very impressive package from Scisoft. You get a complete set of revision notes, and a revision program containing good advice and useful techniques.

Add to that a series of programs posing multiple choice questions on enzymes and hormones, the ear and the eye, botanical terms, the alimentary canal and its associated organs. Each one analyses your responses and gives a list of areas of weakness for further study.

Then ponder the program on genetics, in a "supply the genotype from the accompanying data" form, and enormous amount of data being held within the program. Also included is a program on identifying unknown substances, and one on anatomical and botanical diagrams, which also delivers a copy of the diagram to the ZX printer.

To say this is a comprehensive package is an understatement. There is an amazing amount of work and information here. There are one or two quirks in the screen layout, and the Spectrum's graphics capabilities are well stretched by the diagrams. I experienced some difficulty in loading side two. Nonetheless, an excellent suite of programs.

D.M.

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