July 25, 2006
The Internet: The Missing Manual--Taming the Jungles of the Internet
Sebastopol, CA--The Internet is a travel agency, bank teller, music store,
video player, radio station, and newspaper wire service, not to mention a
bulletin board, chat room, post office, and global chess tournament. It's
a veritable jungle of information. For many users, the complications of
online banking, searching and finding information, and sharing photos is
too much to keep track of.
The latest release in O'Reilly's bestselling Missing Manuals series, The Internet: The Missing Manual (Biersdorfer and Pogue, O'Reilly/Pogue
Press, US $24.99) helps these users tame the wilds of the Internet.
In keeping with the style of previous Missing Manuals, authors J.D.
Biersdorfer and David Pogue take a humorous yet objective look at the
Internet. Biersdorfer has been writing the weekly Q&A column for the
Circuits section of the "New York Times" since 1998, and has authored and
coauthored seven books for O'Reilly, along with various articles
addressing iTunes and iPods. Pogue, weekly tech columnist for the "New
York Times" and creator of the Missing Manual series, has authored and
coauthored thirty-eight books, including seventeen in the Missing Manual
Famous for making incomprehensible technical subjects easy to master, and
entertaining their readers in the process, the authors will help people
cut through all the technical jargon and teach them not only how to
connect to the Internet, but to eliminate the confusion of search engines,
downloadable music and movies, multi-user games, podcasts, instant
messaging programs, and more. The book includes tips on how to:
Get online: Move from dial-up to high-speed, go wireless, and stay safe
once you're connected.
Find information: Go beyond Google and discover tools the pros use to get
the best prices, plan the most interesting trips, and read the most useful
Enjoy movies, music, and photos: Find the best sites to download movies,
watch TV online, listen to music, and post and share photos with friends.
Keep in touch: Email's only the beginning. From discussion groups to
instant messaging, from social networking to Internet phone calls, this
book helps you join the conversation.
Whether you're an Internet novice or an experienced user, this book will
provide you with helpful information and useful tips to make the most of
everything the Internet has to offer.
The Internet: The Missing Manual
J.D. Biersdorfer and David Pogue
ISBN: 0-596-52742-X, 460 pages, $24.99 US
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