-- One of the best-selling computer titles ever -- more than 3 million sold-- The trailblazer -- the innovative and topical guide that created the reference book category of Internet and Web directories-- Distills the Internet into easily discernable categories, helping target searches toward the most useful sites-- Contains thousands of free and useful resources organized alphabetically into more than 160 categories-- New, lower price-- CD-ROM contains hyperlinks to the book's Web sites
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Search engines and subject trees are great if you want to find every last reference to some obscure topic, but they're not the best if you want a refined list of sites about gardening, fishing, Paul McCartney, or some other popular topic. Harley Hahn's Internet & Web Yellow Pages allows you to look up a subject and see an annotated list of sites the author recommends. It's an old idea, but Hahn implements it well. It's a great way to locate Internet resources you otherwise wouldn't have found, and Hahn's light writing style is fun.
Some of the organizational choices in this book seem strange. You can look up Canada directly and find lots of information, but you have to look for all other countries of the world under "Governments: International"--a strange structure. Cross-referencing is lacking too--you have to look in the index to find out that the wine sites are listed under "food." You'll probably want to use the index if you're doing anything other than casual browsing. In fact, casual (you might say random) browsing is what this book is best for. The author has located some cool resources, and you'll enjoy his guided tour. Scan the print version, or use the index on the companion CD-ROM.
Parents, be aware that Hahn covers all aspects of the Web, and though there's a lot of kid- and general-interest stuff listed here, there's also a little bit about adult subjects (the Kama Sutra, for example, and the infamous Terrorist's Handbook). --David Wall
Topics covered: Useful, entertaining, and generally off-the-wall Internet resources (Web sites, Usenet newsgroups, and IRC chat channels), organized by subject. Covered topics include personal finance, sports, travel, music, computers--a lot of subjects with wide followings.From the Back Cover:
The World's Greatest Guide to Everything
Get ready to have a blast exploring the Net with Harley. This provocative, information-packed guide to life is filled with personal touches, insights, jokes and souvenirs from Harley's journeys on the Net.
Read from cover to cover, or dip in anywhere. You'll find a world of humor, wisdom and fun inside this book. Let Harley guide you to thousands of carefully selected Internet and Web resources including:Families, kids and parenting Romance, dating and sex Health and nutrition Money and investing Cooking and recipes Animals and pets Religion and spirituality Jobs and the workplace Music, art and literature Sports, games and amusements Secrets, intrigue and gossip ...and much more
Free CD! Just point, click and explore! No need to type in long Web addresses.
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Book Description Osborne/McGraw-Hill, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0072192518