|Number of Pages||143 Pages|
Understanding Networking and the Internet, by Charles Parker, is a three-chapter module, taken from the upcoming Understanding Computers 1998 Edition, that tells students what they need to know about the emerging communications technologies of today. Here the students will learn about the basics of telecommunications, get an overview of the Internet, and also find out about what goes into making Web pages. This product can serve either as a standalone textbook on networking principles or as a module to accompany a more comprehensive textbook on computers. As a standalone textbook, Understanding Networking and the Internet is designed to assist students across the curriculum taking a first course on the Internet to quickly master the basics in this rapidly moving area. Features: * Comprehensive and Current Coverage. Basic concepts of telecommunications and the Internet are covered in addition to hot topics such as Java, intranets, webcasting, intelligent agents, and more. * New Internet Chapters. Chapter NET 2, "Introduction to the Internet and World Wide Web", covers the evolution of the Internet and various Internet tools and services available with an emphasis on the Web, and also gives practical advice on reading addresses, hardware and software needs, and how to connect to the Internet. Chapter NET 3, "Developing Your Own Web Pages", gives unique coverage of this new application--steps to take to create Web pages as well as important issues such as copyrights, security, and censorship. * End-of-Chapter Material. Each chapter in Understanding Networking and the Internet has a set of ten interesting exercises, made up of fill-in, matching, and discussion questions, that serve as a review of the chapter material. Following the exercises are 10 projects that challenge students further. Special icons identify projects that are to be completed with the use of the Internet, or in groups. This material is new to any Parker text--in addition each chapter has a concise summary and a list of key terms. * Cutting Edge Art Program. Understanding Networking and the Internet takes text illustration to a new level. Many illustrations are rendered in a detailed, photorealistic fashion. In addition, text and illustrations are integrated more than ever, with explanations integrated into the figures rather than isolated in captions. * Readability. Concepts are explained clearly and simply. Technical points are made with realistic examples from everyday life. * Tomorrow Boxes. These special elements, one in each chapter, provide students with a look at possible future developments in the world of computer networks and serve as a focus for class discussion. * Features Boxes. Each chapter contains one or more Feature boxes designed to stimulate interest and discussion about today's uses of communications technology and the Internet. * Other Boxes. A "User Solution" box in each chapter describes how individuals and organizations are using communications technology and the Internet to increase their productivity. An "Inside the Industry" box provides insight into some of the personalities and practices that have made the computer industry unique.