Long, Larry Computers

ISBN 13: 9780130897282


9780130897282: Computers

Designed to accommodate the computer literacy needs of readers from a broad spectrum of disciplines and interests, this best-selling book provides an exceptionally well-illustrated overview of computing concepts and applications.

Supported by the Internet Bridge, Long's Web site (www.prenhall.com/longlong), Internet Bridge icon in the margin of the text link readers to interactive exercises and resources on the Internet. The book is application-oriented throughout -- hundreds of applications are presented from on-line universities to telemedicine to robotics.

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From the Back Cover:

Computers are one of the most exciting topics in our lives today; they headline almost every newspaper, have dozens of magazines dedicated to them, and they stock the shelves of more retailers than you could possibly shop in a lifetime.


With Long & Longs Computers, Ninth Edition, you won't just read about computers, you will jump in to how to use computers with the very first section called "Getting Started."

Through countless learning tools and special IT Ethics and Issues boxes that highlight the "trendiest" topics in Computer Concepts, you will encounter the realities of what computers can do today and what they may be capable of in the years to come.

This book also has numerous in-text resources to make sure you understand the chapter information that is most important to you in your life and on the exam!


You will actively experience computers, not just read about them, with Long & Longs Computers, Ninth Edition. The Companion Web Site and Prentice Hall's Explore Generation IT Labs will afford you the most current and interactive tools available in your quest towards computer fluency.

myPHLIP (www.prenhall.com/long) is your source for the most current information on computer concepts and the interactive tools to reinforce your coursework. Internet Exercises, an Interactive Study Guide, and Monthly Technology Updates are just a few of the tools that you will encounter on this site.

The Explore Generation IT Labs present an interactive look into the world of computer concepts. The 12 labs are delivered both on the Web and on CD-ROM, allowing you to access them in the classroom, the dorm, at home, or anywhere you have access to a computer and/or the Internet.

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About the Author:

Dr. Larry Long and Dr. Nancy Long have written more than 30 books, which have been used in hundreds of colleges throughout the world. Larry is a lecturer, author, consultant, and educator in the information technology fields. He has served as a consultant to all levels of management in virtually every major type of industry. He has over 25 years of classroom experience at IBM, the University of Oklahoma, Lehigh University, and the University of Arkansas. Nancy has teaching and administrative experience at all levels of education.

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