From the Publisher
Book presents computer networking and the Internet from a nontechnical perspective. It explains how computers communicate, what the Internet is, how the Internet works, and what the Internet can do for people. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
From the Author
Although it requires no technical background and absolutely no mathematics, The Internet
Book explains computer networking and the Internet. In addition to covering the most well-known applications such as the World Wide Web and electronic commerce, the book describes how underlying technologies -- such as cable modems -- are used to deliver Internet services. Everyone can understand this book because all technical details are explained using analogies to everyday life. If you want to understand the Internet, but do not have a strong background in science or engineering, this book is for you. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.