Discover the Internet

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Whether you're new to the Internet or have already surfed around a bit, Discover the Internet is the perfect guidebook to help you explore all the exciting things you can do in this revolutionary medium. Author Bryan Pfaffenberger doesn't weigh you down with the technicalities of networking protocols. Instead, he focuses on the specific skills that will bring you Internet mastery in short order.

With Discover the Internet -- like all the titles in our new Discover series -- the ...

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Overview

Whether you're new to the Internet or have already surfed around a bit, Discover the Internet is the perfect guidebook to help you explore all the exciting things you can do in this revolutionary medium. Author Bryan Pfaffenberger doesn't weigh you down with the technicalities of networking protocols. Instead, he focuses on the specific skills that will bring you Internet mastery in short order.

With Discover the Internet -- like all the titles in our new Discover series -- the kind of information you need is always right at hand. You learn not just how to surf but how to take full advantage of the Internet and the World Wide Web at work and at home for everything from news and research to entertainment. Turn here to discover how to…

  • Send, receive, and even filter e-mail
  • Participate in any of the thousands of special-interest electronic newsgroups
  • Chat live and online with other Internet users, including colleagues, friends, and family
  • Make free, unlimited long-distance phone calls over the Internet
  • Download software, images, sounds, multimedia, and all kinds of other resources
  • Protect your kids from inappropriate material and from sending information about themselves to strangers
  • Protect your computer from viruses that may reside in the files you download
  • Create and publish your own home page on the World Wide Web -- for your business, hobby, or friends and family

Discover the Internet also features a bonus CD-ROM containing all the Internet software you need, including…

  • Two great browsers -- Create an Internet account using Microsoft InternetExplorer or EarthLink with Netscape Navigator
  • Cyber Patrol -- Safeguard your kids from adults-only Internet sites
  • Free Agent -- Access over 25,000 Usenet newsgroups
  • FTP Explorer -- Download and upload files to remote Internet sites
  • Other essential Internet tools -- For e-mail, free Internet phone calls, online chats, and publishing your own home page on the World Wide Web

Plus, as all of the titles in our Discover series, Discover the Internet features the 6-Point Advantage…

  • Color Tear-Out Card -- Key information and shortcuts that get you up to speed fast
  • Discovery Center -- Quick summaries of the chapters' major points collected at the back of the book
  • Real-Life Vignettes -- Winning stories on how real people use technology to improve their lives
  • Visual Index -- Convenient picture maps direct you to the features you're looking for
  • Web Path -- Handy references to feature- or topic-related Web sites
  • Bonus Section -- Added-value tips and timesaving techniques at the end of each chapter
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764533587
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/1/1999
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 504
  • Product dimensions: 9.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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