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How the Internet Works (How the Internet Works)

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Publisher Comments:

Simple, clear explanations walk you through every technology

Detailed explanations walk you through the technology.

 

The Internet has changed the world... and, with everything from blogs to podcasts, Internet phones to video, it’s still changing the world. Now, it’s easy to understand how it all works! This book’s big, brilliant, full-color illustrations and clear explanations make it all incredibly simple!

 

DISCOVER HOW THE INTERNET REALLY WORKS... IT’S AMAZINGLY EASY!

This new edition has been completely updated for today’s hottest Internet technologies, Web connections, hardware, communications and entertainment services, and much more!

 

•    See how the Internet can deliver any kind of information, anywhere: web pages, email, music, video, phone calls, and more!

•    Understand the most exciting new Internet technologies, from blogs and podcasting to wikis and BitTorrent

•    Discover how your connection to the Internet works... wireless, cable modem, DSL, even cellphones

•    Go behind the scenes with today’s most sophisticated websites, applications, and services

•    Protect yourself from the latest Internet dangers, including phishing, web surveillance, and wireless hacking 

 

Preston Gralla is the award-winning author of more than 30 books, including How the Internet Works, Complete Idiot’s Guide to Internet Privacy and Security, Complete Idiot’s Guide to Protecting Your Child Online, and How Wireless Works. He has written

frequently about security issues, computer technology, the Internet, and has been a columnist for many magazines, websites

and newspapers.

 

 

 

Book News Annotation:

Gralla illuminates the hidden processes underlying the Internet, describes its architecture, and explains the basic operations of such common tools as email, Web browsers, and podcasts. Chapters in the final section deal specifically with security concerns such as "phishing" and "spyware." Full color illustrations accompany the text throughout. Gralla is the author of a number of technology titles aimed at general readers. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Simple, clear explanations walk you through every technology Detailed explanations walk you through the technology. The Internet has changed the world... and, with everything from blogs to podcasts, Internet phones to video, it's still changing the world. Now, it's easy to understand how it all works This book's big, brilliant, full-color illustrations and clear explanations make it all incredibly simple DISCOVER HOW THE INTERNET REALLY WORKS... IT'S AMAZINGLY EASY This new edition has been completely updated for today's hottest Internet technologies, Web connections, hardware, communications and entertainment services, and much more - See how the Internet can deliver any kind of information, anywhere: web pages, email, music, video, phone calls, and more - Understand the most exciting new Internet technologies, from blogs and podcasting to wikis and BitTorrent - Discover how your connection to the Internet works... wireless, cable modem, DSL, even cellphones - Go behind the scenes with today's most sophisticated websites, applications, and services - Protect yourself from the latest Internet dangers, including phishing, web surveillance, and wireless hacking Preston Gralla is the award-winning author of more than 30 books, including How the Internet Works, Complete Idiot's Guide to Internet Privacy and Security, Complete Idiot's Guide to Protecting Your Child Online, and How Wireless Works. He has written frequently about security issues, computer technology, the Internet, and has been a columnist for many magazines, websites and newspapers.

Synopsis:

Divided into nine illustrated sections, this eighth edition starts with a brief introduction to the Internet and its architecture and includes eight additional sections that cover everything from connecting and communicating on the Internet, security and privacy, entertainment and multimedia, Intranets, eCommerce and more.

About the Author

Preston Gralla is the award-winning author of 20 books, including

How Wireless Works, How To Expand and Upgrade PCs, and The

Complete Idiot’s Guide to Protecting Yourself Online. He is an executive

editor and columnist for CNet and ZDNet; is a technology columnist

for the Dallas Morning News; and has written about technology

for many magazines and newspapers, including USA Today, PC

Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, Boston Magazine, PC/Computing,

Computerworld, and FamilyPC among many others. Gralla has won

several writing and editing awards, including one from the

Computer Press Association for the best feature article in a computer

magazine.

 

As a well-known expert on computers and the Internet, he has appeared

frequently on numerous TV and radio shows and networks,

including the CBS Early Show, CNN, National Public Radio’s All

Things Considered, MSNBC, CNBC, TechTV, and CNet Radio.

He was the founding managing editor of the well-known newspaper

PC Week and a founding editor of PC/Computing. Under his editorship,

PC/Computing was a finalist for General Excellence from the

National Magazine Awards.

Gralla lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with his wife Lydia, children

Gabriel and Mia, and a rabbit named Polichinelle. He also

writes the free Gralla’s Internet Insider email newsletter. To subscribe

to it for free, send an email to preston@gralla.com with the

words SUBSCRIBE NETINSIDER on the subject line.

Table of Contents

    Introduction

Part 1: Understanding the Internet’s Underlying Architecture

    Chapter 1 What Is the Internet?

    Chapter 2 How Computer Networks Send Data

Across the Internet

    Chapter 3 How TCP/IP Works

    Chapter 4 Understanding the Internet’s Software Structure

    Chapter 5 How Internet Addresses and Domains Work

    Chapter 6 How Routers Work

Part 2: Connecting to the Internet

    Chapter 7 How Computers Connect to the Internet

    Chapter 8

How Internet/Television Connections Work

    Chapter 9

How Wireless Connections and WiFI Work

    Chapter 10

How Home Networks Work

Part 3: Communicating on the Internet   

    Chapter 11 How Email Works

    Chapter 12 How Email Spam Works

    Chapter 13 How Newsgroups Work

    Chapter 14 How Internet Chat and Instant Messaging Work

    Chapter 15 How Skype and VoIP Work

    Chapter 16 How Blogging and RSS Work

Part 4: How the World Wide Web Works

    Chapter 17 How Web Pages Work

    Chapter 18 How Web Browsers Work

    Chapter 19 How Markup Languages Work

    Chapter 20 How Hypertext Works

    Chapter 21 How URLs Work

    Chapter 22 How Image Maps and Interactive Forms Work

    Chapter 23 How Web Host Servers Work

    Chapter 24 How Websites Work with Databases

    Chapter 25 How .NET and Web Services Work

    Chapter 26 How Grid Computing Works

Part 5: Using the World Wide Web

    Chapter 27 How Internet Searching Works

    Chapter 28 How Google Works

    Chapter 29 How Map Sites Work

    Chapter 30 How Wikis and Wikipedia Work

Part 6: Using Common Internet Tools

    Chapter 31 How Telnet Works

    Chapter 32 How FTP Works

    Chapter 33 How Agents Work

    Chapter 34 How Java, ActiveX, and JavaScript Work

    Chapter 35 How CGI Scripting Works

Part 7: Enjoying Entertainment and Multimedia on the Internet

    Chapter 36 How Music and Audio Work on the Internet

    Chapter 37 How iPods, iTunes, and Podcasting Work

    Chapter 38 How Music Sharing and File Sharing Work

    Chapter 39 How Multicast IP and the MBone Work

    Chapter 40 How Virtual Reality Is Created by VRML

    Chapter 41 How Animation on the Web Works

Part 8: Shopping and Doing Business on the Internet

    Chapter 42 How Intranets Work

    Chapter 43 Shopping on the Internet

Part 9: Protecting Yourself on the Internet

    Chapter 44 How Firewalls Wor

    Chapter 45 How Hackers Can Cripple the Internet and Attack Your PC

    Chapter 46 The Dangers of Wireless Networking

    Chapter 47 How Viruses Work

    Chapter 48 How Internet Sites Can Invade Your Privacy

    Chapter 49 The Dangers of Spyware and Phishing

    Chapter 50 Cryptography, Privacy, and Digital Certificates

    Chapter 51 How Government and Workplace Surveillance Work

    Chapter 52 Parental Controls on the Internet

    Glossary

0789736268, TOC, 10/10/06

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780789736260
Author:
Gralla, Preston
Publisher:
Que
Subject:
Internet - General
Subject:
Internet
Subject:
Internet - World Wide Web
Copyright:
Edition Number:
8
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
How It Works
Publication Date:
November 2006
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
10 x 8.06 x 0.803 in 982 gr

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"Synopsis" by , Simple, clear explanations walk you through every technology Detailed explanations walk you through the technology. The Internet has changed the world... and, with everything from blogs to podcasts, Internet phones to video, it's still changing the world. Now, it's easy to understand how it all works This book's big, brilliant, full-color illustrations and clear explanations make it all incredibly simple DISCOVER HOW THE INTERNET REALLY WORKS... IT'S AMAZINGLY EASY This new edition has been completely updated for today's hottest Internet technologies, Web connections, hardware, communications and entertainment services, and much more - See how the Internet can deliver any kind of information, anywhere: web pages, email, music, video, phone calls, and more - Understand the most exciting new Internet technologies, from blogs and podcasting to wikis and BitTorrent - Discover how your connection to the Internet works... wireless, cable modem, DSL, even cellphones - Go behind the scenes with today's most sophisticated websites, applications, and services - Protect yourself from the latest Internet dangers, including phishing, web surveillance, and wireless hacking Preston Gralla is the award-winning author of more than 30 books, including How the Internet Works, Complete Idiot's Guide to Internet Privacy and Security, Complete Idiot's Guide to Protecting Your Child Online, and How Wireless Works. He has written frequently about security issues, computer technology, the Internet, and has been a columnist for many magazines, websites and newspapers.
"Synopsis" by , Divided into nine illustrated sections, this eighth edition starts with a brief introduction to the Internet and its architecture and includes eight additional sections that cover everything from connecting and communicating on the Internet, security and privacy, entertainment and multimedia, Intranets, eCommerce and more.

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