This CD-ROM is released in conjunction with World Soil Resources Report No. 94: "Lecture Notes on the Major Soils of the World". In addition to complete (Hyperlinked) text of the book, it contains many additional pictures, a slideshow with a virtual tour of soils and landscapes and a typical soil profile for each of the thirty reference soil groups of the World Reference Base for Soil Resources. In total more than 550 slides and pictures illustrate the lecture notes. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: Viewing of the CD-ROM requires Acrobat Reader 4.0 or 5.0 installed. The freeware programme can also be found on the CD-ROM in the directory "Reader". For PC systems, a Pentium processor, or comparable, is recommended with at least 32 MB RAM and a 15" colour monitor with a resolution of at least 800 x 600 pixels and "high colours" (35536 colours).