Internet: The Electronic Global Village

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Gr 4-8-In both titles, an introduction explains the new and emerging areas of science and technology. Divided into three sections, Bio Tech covers medical horizons, biology, and bio-tech living; each chapter delves into more specific aspects of each area, explaining cells, artificial body parts, robots, foods, etc. Internet begins with a brief history of its development, various aspects of the Web, commerce and communication, and information. Copious bright pictures enhance the texts. Sidebars, captions, illustrations, and diagrams appear on each colorful page. These eye-appealing titles provide basic introductory information and are sure to spark many interesting discussions in the classroom or at home.-Susan Shaver, Hemingford Public Schools, NE Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780778700623
  • Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 10/28/2001
  • Series: Megatech Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 1,452,333
  • Age range: 9 - 10 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.10 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Early Days of the Net
Electronic dawn: How the Internet first developed 4
Exploring the Net: Wide world of the Internet 6
Journey Across the Internet
Viewing the Web: Electronic pages make up the Web 8
Speedy information: Finding what you want 10
Online world: The number of users just keeps growing 12
Surfer's paradise: Downloading information 14
Global Electronic Village
Buying and selling: Commerce the electronic way 16
Convergence: Machines that talk to one another 18
Internet everywhere: Secrets of the wireless Internet 20
Web warriors: Secret battles to win the information war 22
Big Brother: Electronic eavesdroppers know what you are doing 24
Summary
What's next? Possibilities for the near future 26
Reference Section
Time track: Internet progress 28
Glossary: Internet terms explained 30
Index 32
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