Computer Networks and Internets

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9780132390705: Computer Networks and Internets

Suitable for those with little or no background, this text offers an overview of networking and Internet technology. It provides a tour through all of networking, from the lowest level of data transmission and wiring to the highest levels of application software. An accompanying CD-ROM and Web site provide opportunities for a variety of hands on experiences. The CD contains copies of text figures, digitized images of network wiring and equipment, and files of data that can be used as input to student programs, a key search mechanism, and links to the Web site.

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Written by a leading computer networking authority, this text provides a thorough state-of-the-art overview of networking and Internet technology and is ideal for those with little or no background in the subject. Broad in coverage -- and highly accessible -- it provides a comprehensive, self-contained tour through all of networking -- from the lowest levels of data transmission and wiring to the highest levels of application software. An accompanying multimedia CD-ROM and Web site provide opportunities for a variety of hands-on experiences.

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The enthusiastic response to Computer Networks and Internets in the United States and around the world has been exciting. The book enjoys a broad appeal in both industry and academia. I have received many positive comments from readers praising the coverage of the subject, technical accuracy, and clear illustrations. For example, a manager wrote thanking me for a technical book that explained networking principles in a language he could understand. An engineer wrote ``I love your book.''

It is especially noteworthy that both professors and students have praised the book. In a review, one student wrote, ``At last, a text that is understandable.'' A professor who taught a course out of the book wrote, ``I think it's great.''

Thanks to everyone who has sent comments. The positive feedback is extremely gratifying -- it makes the long hours of effort and attention to detail worthwhile.

If you purchase a copy, I know you will find it both comprehensive and easy to comprehend.

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