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Educational And Interactive Reference Guides For Everything

No matter what you're looking for these reference guides will have you covered. These amazing apps are not just your average reference guides. They have interactive elements, 3D visuals and will provide you with any information you want on all different subjects.

Best Apps

Highest scored apps in the category

The Orchestra
The Orchestra

The Orchestra

Amphio Limited

A new way to experience classical music

A new way to experience classical music. Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts the world-renowned Philharmonia Orchestra, performing extracts from eight works representing three centuries of symphonic music.

Features:

• An orchestra at your command: Experience classical music like never before with fascinating features, including video, synchronized score, simplified score and commentary by Esa-Pekka Salonen.

• Expert explanations: World-class musicians explain their role in the...

The Liszt Sonata
The Liszt Sonata

The Liszt Sonata

Amphio Limited

Stephen Hough performs one of the most complex pieces of piano music ever written, and helps you uncover its subtle elegance with a multi-perspective performance and the innovative NoteFall visualisation

Stephen Hough performs one of the most complex pieces of piano music ever written, and helps you uncover its subtle elegance with a multi-perspective performance and the innovative NoteFall visualisation.

“It‘s like a personal guided tour of a great castle, keys to every room, access to every secret.” – Stephen Hough

Features of The Liszt Sonata include:

• Witness a masterpiece: Hough’s virtuoso...

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Apps with average score

The Pyramids
The Pyramids
The Pyramids

The Pyramids

Touch Press Inc

With this beautiful iPad app from Touch Press you can explore the incredible pyramids and tombs of ancient Egypt. Fly around the plateau where the pyramids and the Sphinx are located at Giza near Cairo. Enter and wander around the labyrinthine tombs and passageways. Examine stunning wall paintings in incredible...

Incredible Numbers!
Incredible Numbers!
Incredible Numbers!

Incredible Numbers!

Touch Press Inc

Selected by Apple as Best of 2014, and winner of the 2015 Digital Book Award for Best Nonfiction App.

Bestselling author Professor Ian Stewart is your guide through Incredible Numbers. Numbers define the patterns of sunflowers; they bring pleasure through music; and they help us answer existential questions like; ‘How many...

Molecules by Theodore Gray
Molecules by Theodore Gray
Molecules by Theodore Gray

Molecules by Theodore Gray

Touch Press Inc

INCLUDED IN BEST OF 2014

“Few iOS apps are as thoughtfully designed as Molecules, and even fewer combine superb visuals with clear writing that encourages exploration.”
– Macworld

“Molecules uses its predecessor as a springboard to further greatness.”
– Stuff

A book about molecules, and a chance to touch, stretch and twist them!

Molecules by Theodore...

The Elements in Action
The Elements in Action
The Elements in Action

The Elements in Action

Touch Press Inc

‘One of my favorite science-based apps...The Elements in Action is easy to navigate and attractively designed.’
– The New York Times

The periodic table comes to life with 79 video explorations of the weird, wonderful, and sometimes alarming properties of the elements. Filmed by BAFTA award winner Max Whitby in partnership...

Journeys of Invention
Journeys of Invention
Journeys of Invention

Journeys of Invention

Touch Press Inc

‘Jammed with information about the workings and history of a long list of inventions...bring[s] complex ideas alive in an interactive and modern way.’
– The New York Times

“...a marvellous, marvellous app.”
– The Guardian

Pick up and play with some of the most extraordinary objects in the history of science and technology....

Think Like Churchill
Think Like Churchill

Read about Churchill, and try to make decisions like he would.

Think Like Churchill

Think Like Churchill

Touch Press Inc

The app is styled after a graphic novel to depict each of the six tough decisions you will have to make. Each decision is analyzed and deciphered as you're giving the scenario and have to make a choice. The includes over 80 authentic original documents from the Churchill library.

March of the Dinosaurs
March of the Dinosaurs
March of the Dinosaurs

March of the Dinosaurs

Touch Press Inc

Go on an epic prehistoric journey for survival, fraught with danger – blizzards, volcanic eruptions and deadly predators.

Set in the Arctic 70 million years ago, Scar, a young Edmontosaurus, embarks on his first thousand-mile migration. It is a world of extremes: Searing hot summers with 24-hour sunlight are replaced...

World War 2 History: WW2
World War 2 History: WW2
World War 2 History: WW2

World War 2 History: WW2

Touchzing Media

Rated as one of the best iPad Apps by Gizmodo.com (one of the biggest tech blogs).
A very comprehensive App on World War II made specifically for the iPad. Brings World War 2 alive on your iPad screen. World War II Interactive covers the biggest conflict in history with stunning photos,...

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American Revolution - History

American Revolution - History

Touchzing Media

A comprehensive interactive timeline of the American Revolution takes you through all the events from 1754 to 1789 from the French and Indian War to the inauguration of George Washington. With over 515+ photographs and articles, this beautifully designed app takes you right through the birth of the United States of America via the Revolutionary War.

Features:
* All major battles, significant events, leaders, etc. See more details below.
* Over 515+ rare images, sketches and paintings from the defining years of American History. Zoom in to see photographs in detail.
* Search the entire app for a particular word.

Additional Multimedia:
* Quotes slideshow
* Picture gallery
* Video summary

Benefits:
* Ideal for students, adults or history enthusiasts.
* An interactive visual treat, better than reading a normal book.
* Easy to navigate and use. Swipe left or right to browse the timeline.


Topics covered include the French and Indian War, the Boston Tea Party, Battles of Lexington and Concord, Continental Congress, Battle of Quebec, Battle of Bunker Hill, Battle of Long Island, Declaration of Independence, Fort Ticonderoga, Oriskany, Saratoga, Cowpens, Chesapeake, Surrender of Cornwallis, Treaty of Paris, Evacuation day, the signing of the Constitution, First Presidential Election, etc.

World War 1 History: WW1

World War 1 History: WW1

Touchzing Media

A most comprehensive app on World War 1 made just for the iPad. Brings action from the Great War right on your iPad screen. World War I Interactive covers one of the biggest conflicts in world history in a very innovative interface. The app gives you a complete interactive experience with photos, videos, audios, timelines, articles, etc.

With many interesting tidbits, it’s definitely worth a download, especially if you’re a history nerd like I am. - Brent, AppAdvice.com

Students and history buffs will appreciate its detailed look at a brutal turning point in world history. - Katie Bircher, The Horn Book Reviews


Read about the major battles and events of the First World War in detail. Swipe through the detailed timelines for every month of the war. Watch rare video clips from WW1. See stunning photographs. Learn about the people who led the Allies and the Central Powers. Read below for more details


Benefits:
- Better than reading a book. Spend hours with it.
- Ideal for anyone above age 12: students, adults and history enthusiasts alike.
- Hundreds and hundreds of rare photographs.
- Gives you a complete overview of the First World War.
- Does not overload you with unnecessary information.
- Extremely easy to navigate, use, read and understand.
- Features a complete index making it easy to jump to any section at any time.
- Wonderfully designed with pictures, videos and sounds.


----------------More Details---------------

Topics covered:
The App is divided into 7 periods: Events leading to the war, the 5 years of the war (1914-1918) and the post war world. All the major battles and events (from every theater of the war) are summarized in detail. Topics covered include roots of the war, Balkan wars, assassination of Archduke Ferdinand, Mons, Tannenberg, Galicia, Marne, Race to the Sea, Ypres, Sarikamish, Gallipoli, Zeppelin raids, Sinking of Lusitania, Russian retreat, Kut, Verdun, Asiago, Jutland, Somme, Russian revolution, Entry of the United States, Passchendaele, Lys, Hundred days offensive, German revolution, Treaty of Versailles, etc. and many more.

The important leaders, generals, small events/battles, etc. have all been covered.

Timelines:
7 extensive timelines for the events before and after the war and in detail for every month of the war from 1914 to 1918. The timelines are interactive, you can go to related articles from there itself.


Photographs:
Over 1200 amazing photographs with an exclusive Photo Features section featuring leaders, soldiers, life in war, artillery, naval warfare, air power, posters, memorials, art, etc.

Videos & Audios:
40 rare video clips depicting action from the battlefields and elsewhere. 5 audio clips including music, a speech, etc.

Experience the five years which changed the face of Europe forever.

Dinosaur Book: iDinobook

Dinosaur Book: iDinobook

Andres Rodriguez

If you are looking for detailed information about the real dinosaurs of the Jurassic World movie (the 4th installment of the Jurassic Park movie), you can find it in this wonderful encyclopedia.

Book of dinosaurs with more than 200 entries and hundreds of pictures, perfectly clasified.

With exclusive illustrations from the paleo-artist Carlos León.

New and Noteworthy in 70 countries!

"While it is great for kids, it also has enough concrete and detailed information for grown-ups. It is a great reference app for all ages. ...I highly recommend it to anyone, of any age, who is interested in dinosaurs. It is well done, and has a clever interface."
• GeekDad/WIRED.com

"iDinobook is a fun and educational app. It is easy to use and contains lot of interesting information. I recommend this app for users who have a passion for dinosaurs."
• AppAdvice.com

"I’m in awe over all the content that’s been included... I don’t think a dinosaur fan can go wrong with either app."
• TheiPhoneMom.com

If you like dinosaurs, iDinobook is a must-have for you and your kids.

⋯⋯⋯⋯ FEATURES ⋯⋯⋯⋯

► More than 200 dinosaurs from all varieties, including flying and aquatic. A complete encyclopedia!
► Dinosaur description including history, classification, measurements and diet.
► Jurassic, triassic and cretaceous periods are included
► Extended capabilities in a selection of dinosaurs, including:
    • Exclusive illustration of great quality, from the paleo-artist Carlos León.
    • Interactive pad, for comparing dinosaurs sizes
    • Dinosaur X-ray imaging
    • Make your dinosaur roar
    • Dinosaur footprint
► Album with hundreds of pictures
► Quiz to test your knowledge on dinosaurs: thousands of different questions with three difficulty levels. You will never see one repeated. For sure!
► Map to explore where the fossils have been discovered.
► Stunning graphics take advantage of the iPhone retina display.
► NO Internet connection needed
► Great use of multitouch interface to have a great time learning about dinosaurs.

► Watch how it works: http://www.youtube.com/user/idinobook




⋯⋯⋯⋯ MORE INFORMATION ⋯⋯⋯⋯

► Optimized for iPhone 5 screen
► If you have an iPad try the HD version
► FAQ: http://www.4figapps.com/idinobook/faq/
► Support and feedback: [email protected]
► http://twitter.com/idinobook
► http://www.facebook.com/idinobook

We would love to hear what you think about iDinobook. Please send us a message with your suggestion, feedback or fixes.

If we don't have your favorite dinosaur, send us a mail and we'll try to include it

Vietnam War Interactive (Full Version)

Vietnam War Interactive (Full Version)

Touchzing Media

A very comprehensive app on the Vietnam War just for the iPad. Brings action from the Vietnam War right on your screen. Vietnam War Interactive gives you a complete interactive experience with photos, videos, timelines, articles, etc.

Read about the major battles and events of Vietnam War in detail. Swipe through the detailed interactive timeline from 1858-1976. Watch video clips from the battlefield. See rare photographs.


Benefits:
- Ideal for anyone above age 12: students, adults and history enthusiasts alike.
- Gives you a complete overview of the Vietnam War without overloading you with unnecessary information.
- Very easy to navigate, use, read and understand.
- A complete experience with with pictures, videos and sounds.
- 21 video clips depicting action from the battlefield and elsewhere.
- Over 400+ photographs with an exclusive Photo Features section featuring air power, naval warfare, war protests and the battlefield.

Topics covered:
The App is divided into 6 periods: Events leading to the war, the Diem era (1955-1963), the Johnson years, Escalation of war, Nixon years and America's exit. All the major battles and events are summarized in detail. The important leaders, small events/battles, etc. have been covered.