The Internet Book: Everything You Need to Know About Computer Networking and How the Internet Works (4th Edition) Paperback – Aug 29 2006
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The Internet Book presents computer networking and the Internet from a nontechnical perspective. It explains how computers communicate, what the Internet is, how the Internet works, and what the Internet can do for people. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Although it requires no technical background and absolutely no mathematics, The Internet Book explains computer networking and the Internet. In addition to covering the most well-known applications such as the World Wide Web and electronic commerce, the book describes how underlying technologies -- such as cable modems -- are used to deliver Internet services.
Everyone can understand this book because all technical details are explained using analogies to everyday life.
If you want to understand the Internet, but do not have a strong background in science or engineering, this book is for you. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product Description
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Unfortunately I am disappointed overall. While the author does have a very good way of presenting the information and provides tremendous analogies to illustrate concepts, there really is no "meat" to the book. I found myself excited to grasp the basic idea of each chapter only to be disappointed that the author does not take it further. It really does not teach you how things work. It is too much of an overview. I would also agree with other reviews that there is a lot of useless historical info that is very interesting but is really just filler.
At $50+, this book really does not deliver on the expectation. The authors writing style and examples are excellent but the ultimate information content is lacking. At the end I found myself with far more questions than I had before reading it. Unless you are extraordinarily new to computers I think readers will find this to be a disappointment.
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