Quick and easy guide to understanding the Internet and exploring the World Wide Web. Carol Vorderman is well-known as a popular science educator through her TV work. This title covers the basics for beginners, with emphasis on helping parents use the Net to improve their children's education.
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Vorderman's reputation as popular science's woman of the moment receives another boost with this helpful guide, co-written with Internet specialist and all-round computer guru Rob Young. The book is designed for the absolute Internet beginner, and the early chapters should be worked through in sequence. An introductory chapter answers the question "What is the Internet?" It outlines essentials like the equipment you need to get onto the Internet, explains what an ISP actually does, and gets a bit technical when it deciphers domain names. Subsequent chapters give advice on choosing an ISP, getting onto the Web, using e-mail and newsgroups, and getting into Internet Relay Chat.
Later chapters can be dipped into as the mood takes you. They cover using the Internet for specific purposes: keeping up with the news, learning and working, pursuing your hobbies and, to top things off, building your own Web site. These chapters in particular are littered with examples of Web resources, and, on the whole, the book tends to explain using examples and clear, simple graphics, making it extremely accessible to the less computer literate among us. --Sandra VogelFrom the Back Cover:
For clear, friendly advice on how to unravel the mysteries of the Internet, look no further than this simple, jargon-free guide. Written specifically for UK beginners Carol Vorderman and Rob Young show you what and when to click to get the most out of the Internet.
"Covers everything the novice needs to know...well worth £10 of any beginners money."
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Book Description Prentice Hall, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0130799831
Book Description Prentice Hall, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Next day dispatch. International delivery available. 1000's of satisfied customers! Please contact us with any enquiries. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000064627