Tim Berners-Lee and the Development of the World Wide Web

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Gr 4-7-Introductory biographies of two computer geniuses. Both begin by placing the subjects in their historical and cultural milieus and include interesting anecdotes. Berners-Lee comes across as a humble man who changed our lives when he developed the World Wide Web. However, he has not accumulated great personal wealth from his seminal work. Gaines uses many quotes from her subject's book, Weaving the Web (Harper, 1999). Her title is similar in scope to Melissa Stewart's Tim Berners-Lee: Inventor of the World Wide Web (Ferguson, 2001). Riddle and Whiting describe Wozniak's successes as well as the challenges he faced after he cofounded Apple Computer. He has used his great wealth to give back to the community through philanthropy and teaching in elementary schools. The book is less detailed than Martha Kendall's Steve Wozniak (Highland, 2000). Both volumes define new words in reader-friendly terms within the text. Black-and-white captioned photos appear throughout. Useful for reports.-Sandra L. Doggett, Urbana High School, Ijamsville, MD Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781584150961
  • Publisher: Mitchell Lane Pub Inc
  • Publication date: 10/28/2001
  • Series: Unlocking the Secrets of Science Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Edition description: Illustrate
  • Pages: 48
  • Age range: 9 - 15 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 From War to Peace 7
Chapter 2 The Origin of the Internet 11
Chapter 3 Tim Berners-Lee 19
Chapter 4 "Enquire" 25
Chapter 5 The World Wide Web 29
Chapter 6 The Web Spreads Around the World 35
Chapter 7 Legacy 39
Chronology 42
Timeline 43
Further Reading 45
Glossary of Terms 46
Index 48
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