Internet Book, The: Everything You Need to Know About Computer Networking and How the Internet Works, 4/e utilizes a non-technical perspective to explain the technology of how computers communicate, what the Internet is, how the Internet works, and what the Internet can do for people. This book works to fully connect readers to the “big picture” by presenting a solid overview of networking and the Internet, rather than burying them with details. Comer assumes no prior background in computer networking or the Internet.
Introduces computer communication system concepts and technology, reviews the history of the Internet and its growth, describes basic Internet technology and capabilities, and describes services currently available on the Internet and how to use them.
For anyone interested in learning how to navigate the Internet to its full potential.
Provides an overview of the Internet and of networking technology and terminology for general readers with no technical background, explaining the evolution of the Internet, the analog to digital revolution, local and wide-area networks, wireless communication, TCP/IP software, and distributed computing. A section on Internet services offers instructions for using e-mail, BBSs, file transfer, and browsing and searching services. Lists newsgroups and services, and contains b&w diagrams and a glossary. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)