Publishing Educational Software & Handbooks
“Excellent inexpensive software [most titles].”
— CHOICE, An American Library Association Publication for College and Research Libraries
“I ... am very impressed with the quality, along with the quantity, of your work.”
— Confidential Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Science and Education, USDA
“It has been a pleasure doing business with you [for ten years].”
— Sales Coordinator, Entomological Society of America
From 1990 to 2000, I created and published numerous groundbreaking educational databases in the biological, physical, and social sciences, as well as handbooks derived from these titles (See below). Purchasers of my works included hundreds of distinguished universities, museums, libraries, government agencies, and corporations worldwide.
Explore almost 4,000 entomological terms in alphabetical listings, computerized cross-references, and conceptual indexes: external anatomy, internal anatomy and physiology, development, behavior, ecology, and insect control. Discover definitions, pronunciations, and context. Enrich biology, entomology, and zoology. This title is available only as software.
Explore 2600 species, families, and orders of insects and related organisms. Discover taxonomy, nomenclature, qualitative environmental empact, foods/prey/hosts, and biological controls: pathogens, nematodes, arthropod parasites and predators, vertebrate predators, and organisms for sale (with suppliers). Enrich agriculture, ecology, and entomology. This title is available only as software.
Explore hundreds of garden insects (and the like). Discover biology and non-chemical controls, identification of groups and species, hundreds of plants with lists of pests, benefits and damages caused by insects (with first aid), and beneficial organisms for sale (with suppliers). Enrich your garden or undergraduate courses in ecology, entomology, and horticulture. An identification book of hundreds of copyright-free illustrations accompanies the software.
Explore 50 of the most commonly home-grown crops. Discover origins and geography, "cultivars," ease of culture, planting, transplanting, supporting, watering and fertilizing, cultivating and mulching, disorder/disease/pest control, harvesting, storing, and eating (including recipe suggestions and nutritional values). Enrich your garden or undergraduate courses in horticulture. A booklet of illustrations of seedlings and pests as well as a U.S. frost map, for planting dates, accompanies the software.
Explore the major classes of arthropods and orders of insects. Discover scientific and common names, approximate number of known species, descriptions, life cycles, foods, damages and benefits, everyday means for making a formal collection, and first aid for venomous arthropods. Enrich biology, entomology, and zoology. This title is available as software (with computerized identification key and an illustration booklet) or as a handbook.
Explore the traditional phyla of the animal kingdom and classes of vertebrates. Discover nomenclature, number of known species, environments, and evolutionary trends in physiology and anatomy: motion, digestion, respiration, circulation, excretion, coordination, and reproduction. Enrich biology and zoology. The software version includes a computerized identification key; the handbook, a tabular index.
Explore 22 traditional divisions and subdivisions of plants, including bacteria, algae, fungi, mosses and liverworts, Psilotum, club mosses, horsetails, ferns, (extinct) seed ferns, cycads, conifers, Ginkgo, and angiosperms. Discover taxonomy (traditional) and comprehensive information on environments, anatomy, physiology, and life cycles. Enrich biology and botany. This title is available only as a handbook (The Tree of Life, below, includes most of the same information, in either the software or handbook version).
Explore the traditional divisions of the Plant Kingdom and phyla of the Animal Kingdom. Discover evolutionary trends and other information about environments, physiology, and anatomy: details of gross structure, material and energy intake/output, internal transport, internal control, and reproduction. Enrich biology, botany, and zoology. The software version includes a computerized identification key; the handbook, a tabular index.
Explore — forwards and backwards, one step at a time — glycolysis, alcoholic fermentation, the tricarboxylic acid cycle, and (in summary) respiratory-chain phosphorylation. Discover the names of enzymes, the names and structures of reactants and products, and a running account of net reaction. Enrich biochemistry, biology, and food sciences. This title is available only as software.
Explore the Periodic Table of the Elements, in overview and by atomic numbers, chemical symbols, and chemical names. Discover trends within groups and periods for atomic weight, melting point, boiling point, bond length, electronic configuration, oxidation state(s), first ionization potential, and electron affinity. Enrich general chemistry and engineering. This title is available only as software.
Explore a standard scheme of qualitative chemical analysis. Discover the presence or absence of a limited number of common positive ions in an “unknown” solution. Enrich inorganic chemistry. This title is available only as software.
Explore units of measurement for geometric, material, mechanical, electro-magnetic, lighting, and thermal quantities. Discover like units of measurement as well as specific and general conversions for values entered. Enrich general engineering and sciences. This title, which performs mathematical calculations, is available only as software.
Explore a “circular flow model” of national accounting. Discover the relative contributions of businesses, government, and households to the U.S. Gross Domestic Product, Net Domestic Product, Domestic Income, Personal Income, Disposable Income, and other metrics of national wealth. Enrich macro-economics. This title, with limited on-screen animation, is available only as software.
Explore the legislative branch, the executive branch, the judicial branch, state/federal relations, procedures for amending, national debt and federal power, ratification and signers, and the amendments (including the Bill of Rights). Discover original text, contextual notes, historical context, and 1500 indexed topics. Enrich American studies, history, and political science. This title is available as software (with computerized index) or as a handbook.
Explore Judaism, Zoroastrianism, Christianity, Islam, and Baha’i Faith; Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, and Sikhism; Confucianism and Taoism; and Shinto. Discover worldly authorities, supernatural beings/powers, morality and salvation, rituals, and communities. Enrich anthropology, ethnic studies, history, humanities, philosophy, religious studies, and sociology. This title is available as software (which facilitates “head-to-head” comparisons of various facets of the religions) or as a handbook.