The Internet

The Internet

by Darcy Lockman

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Children's Literature
A brief history of the Internet and an explanation of how information is transmitted over phone lines form the strongest part of this book. Words do not travel over phone lines; they are transformed into electronic symbols that do the traveling, a critical concept in technology. The book answers questions and defines terms such as, the Internet is "a group of computers that share information," as good a definition as we are ever apt to get. Even so, the terms "data," "click on it," and "surf the Web" will require a computer-savvy reader. The phrase "search engine" is also explained well. Unfortunately, the good information in this book is marred by poor grammar. "Someone" is singular and "their e-mail address" as a referent is just plain wrong. It is so easy to just pluralize everything. For example, to send folks e-mail, you need their e-mail addresses. Also, the article "the" was omitted in at least 2 places, making the reader stop and re-read for understanding. A glossary, a bibliography, excellent web sites, a list of search engines for kids, and an index complete the book. Part of a 4-book technology set in the "Kaleidoscope" series. 2001, Marshall Cavendish. Ages 7 to 10. Reviewer: Joan Carris

Product Details

Cavendish Square Publishing
Publication date:
Kaleidoscope - Technology
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
8 Years

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