History of the Internet and the World Wide Web

History of the Internet and the World Wide Web

by Art Wolinsky
     
 

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Author Art Wolinsky takes readers on a journey through the development of the Internet and the growth of the World Wide Web. The evolution of the Internet is traced back to its roots in the late 1960s, and brought into the present day. Readers are provided with opportunities to access a variety of Web sites related to the growth and development of the Internet and the

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Author Art Wolinsky takes readers on a journey through the development of the Internet and the growth of the World Wide Web. The evolution of the Internet is traced back to its roots in the late 1960s, and brought into the present day. Readers are provided with opportunities to access a variety of Web sites related to the growth and development of the Internet and the World Wide Web.

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VOYA
Teachers and library media specialists who assign research projects will find these titles in The Internet Library valuable both for themselves and for their students. Throughout the series, a cartoon computer character named Web shares tidbits of helpful information and tips on the subject being discussed in a userfriendly tone that makes it seem as if the author is speaking personally to the reader. The History of the Internet looks at the development of the Internet and World Wide Web (WWW) from the Cold War through the present day. Chapters chronologically follow the growth of technological communication, offering readers a wellorganized overview of the scientific advances that have led to the current Internet/WWW boom, from the earliest attempts to connect university mainframes through today's home access via personal computers with modems. Readers are introduced to many acronyms associated with the Internet/WWW including Archie, Veronica, URL, TCPIIP, DNS, and FTP. Readers will finish this book with a new appreciation for the ease with which they can access the information on the Internet/WWW. As more and more students turn to the Internet/WWW as their firstand sometimes onlysource for information, it is important that they develop the skills to evaluate the information they find. Other titles in this series are Communicating on the Internet, Locating and Evaluating Information on the Internet, and Creating and Publishing Web Pages on the Internet. Using The Internet Library as a guide will be a first important step in that direction. While marketed toward young adult audiences, the information and its presentation make this resource one that teachers and other adults willalsofind useful. Glossary. Index. Illus. Further Reading. VOYA CODES: 4Q 3P M J S (Better than most, marred only by occasional lapses; Will appeal with pushing; Middle School, defined as grades 6 to 8; Junior High, defined as grades 7 to 9; Senior High, defined as grades 10 to 12). 1999, Enslow, Ages 12 to 18, 64p. PLB $19.95. Reviewer: Maura Bresnahan
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 4-8-History records the highlights of the development from its inception in the late `60s to its growth and ubiquitous influence on today's society. Wolinsky discusses how to get online and gives a few browser basics. Information is an overview of how to find and evaluate material on the World Wide Web. The author describes a wide range of tools available to searchers; gives students tips to make their searches more successful; and cautions them to filter out illegal, porn, hate, and inaccurate sites. Parts of this book are confusing. On one page, the text states that the "total amount of information in the world doubles every two years," and two pages later, reports that, "The total knowledge base in the world is doubling every three years." Wolinsky warns against using the cut-and-paste feature when creating a report, and then recommends cut and paste for note taking. Both books are well organized, attractively laid out, and easy to read. Black-and-white drawings and diagrams enhance the understanding of the texts. Adults will appreciate the strong message about plagiarizing. While most students prefer to learn by actually searching rather than reading about it, the books do provide some useful information.-Sandra L. Doggett, Urbana High School, Ijamsville, MD Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780766017467
Publisher:
Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/28/2000
Series:
Internet Library
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
6.84(w) x 8.22(h) x 0.17(d)
Age Range:
9 - 17 Years

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