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Browsing this book is more of a pleasure than browsing the Web. You’ll find more cool sites you never heard of before, and you’ll find them faster. Get out your Post-It Notes, flag the ones you want to visit, and go on an expedition.
This book doesn’t merely introduce you to thousands of today’s best web sites (all checked very recently to ensure that they still exist). It also offers a complete “Secrets to Successful Searching” section that helps you go beyond typing one word into Yahoo! -- so you can find what you’re looking for, no matter where it’s lurking.
Yet another feature you’ll appreciate: the book’s rating system. Author Joe Kraynak flags sites that are especially usable or “kid appropriate,” sites involved in e-commerce, and “Best of the Best” sites that are especially worth your time.
Use this book to learn something new today that you’ve always meant to learn. Always wondered how to evaluate diamonds and pearls? Curious what folks are building with LEGOs these days? Want to know how soap bubbles work? Or see Leonardo da Vinci’s best sketches? Want to dissect a virtual frog online without hurting a real one? Or build your very own pinhole spy camera? Whatever it may be, Kraynak knows just the site.
Here’s a site that’ll teach you everything you could possibly imagine about clogging. (That’s dancing, not plumbing.) Prefer a different step? How about line dancing? House dancing? Irish set dancing? Latin dancing? Native American pow-wow dancing? Ballet? Ballroom dancing? Kraynak’s uncovered the best sites for all of them.
You’ll learn where you can apply online to enter your robot in TLC’s Junkyard Wars. And speaking of junkyards, where else are you going to learn about Junk Yard Dog, the nation’s premier search site for used auto, truck, tractor, RV, ATV, and snowmobile parts? This site links you to more than 5,000 junkyards! (Hmmm. Could this be Google’s next new business?)
Want to study the black hole at the center of the Milky Way? Discover how to eliminate the harmful tension in your body? Learn to fly a light attack fighter aircraft without a pilot’s license? Find online games that train your brain? Pick the right jet ski? Learn how to make root beer? Locate free knitting patterns? Browse classic quotations about the advertising industry? Do a little self-service psychotherapy with an online version of the Myers-Briggs personality test? Kraynak’s your man, and this is your book.
It’s not all fun stuff. This 1,150-page book is an outstanding resource for sites on college admission, health care, computer technology, consumer advice, investments, and so forth.
In particular, you’ll find an amazing collection of job hunting and career resources. Employer databases. Online tools for choosing a career path. Job fairs. Sites for new college grads. Job sharing strategies. You name it.
Maybe you’ll justify paying for Que's Official Internet Yellow Pages 2004 Edition based on the serious stuff. But we think you’ll love it best for the serendipitous discoveries you’ll find on every yellow page. Bill Camarda
Bill Camarda is a consultant, writer, and web/multimedia content developer. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2000 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks for Dummies, Second Edition.