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Internet Books: “to see the world in a grain of sand and heaven...”
Preston Gralla, How the Internet Works Preston Gralla, Illustrated by Sarah Ishida, Mina Reimer, & Stephen Adams, How the Internet Works 4th Edition (1998), Que, ISBN: 0789717263How the Internet Works illustrates in a full-color, graphical format, the Internet. This fascinating book is an innovative presentation that takes an inside look at the largest network in the world. it covers a broad range of topics, from how users can access resources around the world to a close look at basic tools of the Internet. You'll learn about the Internet's underlying architecture— TCP/IP, DNS, routers, client/server, ISDN, DSL; how to get connected via LAN, an ISP, or Web TV; how Email, Gopher, Telnet, FTP, and Search Engines work; how Web Pages, Browsers, HTML, URL, and image maps work. The 4th edition closely examine new technologies such as Java, ActiveX, Agents, CGI Scripts, and Push Technology. You'll understand how RealAudio and Virtual Reality work on a Web page, and discover how to make phone calls on the Internet. The book concludes with Internet Shopping, how firewalls, viruses, cookies, passports, and web-tracking work. You'll also learn about cryptography, privacy, digital certificates, surf-watch & parental control. The book's high-quality color graphics and simple, succinct text make it the ideal book for beginners and pros. I used it to teach the Internet in the Academically Talented Youth Program at Foothill College and the students loved this book. Avg. Review (10): 4.5 stars
Harley Hahn's Internet & Web Yellow Pages Harley Hahn, Harley Hahn's Internet & Web Yellow Pages, 1999 Edition (1998), Osborne McGraw-Hill, ISBN: 0072118873— Harley Hahn's Internet & Web directory (907-pages 6th editon with CD-ROM) is a full-fledged Web treasury featuring thousands of interesting, current and useful Internet resources— Web sites, Usenet newsgroups and mailing lists— in over 150 categories. Readers worldwide enjoy Harley's offbeat humor and opinionated commentary— all in a format that's as easy to use as a telephone book. Last year, the Five-Year Anniversary Edition propelled the guide to international best-seller status with over 1.5 million copies sold. Now, with 2 million books in print, Harley Hahn's Internet & Web Yellow Pagesis one of the best-selling computer books ever, and the best-selling Web directory of all time! The book has a comprehensive index and also contains a CD-ROM with a searchable database of the sites listed in the book, so you don't have to type in all those URLs! Avg. Review (6): 4 stars
Harley Hahn, The Internet Complete Reference(1996), Osborne McGraw-Hill, ISBN: 007882138X
Jean Armour Polly, Internet Kids & Family Yellow Pages Jean Armour Polly, The Internet Kids & Family Yellow Pages, 1999 Edition (1998), Osborne McGraw-Hill, ISBN: 0072118490— This is a best-selling book which has achieved more success than any other kids & Internet-oriented title. Parents and teachers continue to be concerned about illicit materials on the Internet, and to date, this book is the only book which provides parents with a resource that allows their kids to safely explore the Internet. Since search engines provide too many choices, you'll find the web sites recommended in this guide to be safe, educational, and relevant for the family environment. The 3rd edition of this book (784 pages) has been revamped, expanded, and updated to give parents and kids a reliable up-to-date resource. A new Safe Surfing section provides tools parents can use to protect their kids, techniques for kids to use while surfing, and common sense tips. The CD-ROM includes fully searchable, point-and-click access to Web sites found within the text of the book— plus bonus software for kids. Quizzes spice up the pages with answers provided upside down, along with the URL for a site that will expand a Net surfer's knowledge on the subject. Kids will love this bottomless source of fun and learning, and parents will breathe a sigh of relief knowing that their kids are surfing safely. Avg. Review (9): 5 stars
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