Stock Image

How the Internet Works (How It Works)

Preston Gralla

98 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 0789717263 / ISBN 13: 9780789717269
Published by Que Pub, 1998
Used Condition: Good Soft cover
From Bank of Books (Ventura, CA, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since September 29, 2005

Quantity Available: 1

About this Item

We have 1.5 million books to choose from -- Ship within 48 hours -- Satisfaction Guaranteed!. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000074427

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: How the Internet Works (How It Works)

Publisher: Que Pub

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Good

About this title


Have you ever wanted to know how data travels from computer to computer, around the world? Have you ever wondered how web sites can track users or how newsgroups work? How the Internet Works not only tells the reader how it works, but show -One of the most popular four-color computer books of all time, How the Internet Works visually shows users how data travels over the Internet -Its full-color, detailed graphics explain to users of all levels first hand terms and technologies -Features the latest in Internet technology such as Instant Messaging, blocking Spam and data tracking


How the Internet Works promises "an exciting visual journey down the highways and byways of the Internet," and it delivers. The book's high quality graphics and simple, succinct text make it the ideal book for beginners; however it still has much to offer for Net vets. This book is jam- packed with cool ways to visualize how the Net works. The first section visually explores how TCP/IP, Winsock, and other Net connectivity mysteries work. This section also helps you understand how e-mail addresses and domains work, what file types mean, and how information travels across the Net. Part 2 unravels the Net's underlying architecture, including good information on how routers work and what is meant by client/server architecture. The third section covers your own connection to the Net through an Internet Service Provider (ISP), and how ISDN, cable modems, and Web TV work. Part 4 discusses e-mail, spam, newsgroups, Internet Relay Chat (IRC), and Net phone calls. In part 5, you'll find out how other Net tools, such as gopher, telnet, WAIS, and FTP, can enhance your Net experience. The sixth section takes on the World Wide Web, including everything from how HTML works to image maps and forms. Part 7 looks at other Web features such as push technology, Java, ActiveX, and CGI scripting, while part 8 deals with multimedia on the Net. Part 9 shows you what intranets are and covers groupware, and shopping and searching the Net. The book wraps up with part 10, a chapter on Net security that covers firewalls, viruses, cookies, and other Web tracking devices, plus cryptography and parental controls.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

We have three 'brick and mortar' bookstores in Southern California dealing in new, used, rare and collectible books. The stores are completely stocked will all types of literature but we specialize in cook books, religion, education, biographies, various fiction genre, music and LP records as well as local interest books. There is a wide selection to choose from in our physical stores that are not listed on-line.

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

CHECKS, MONEY ORDERS, DISCOVER CARD AND PAYPAL accepted upon request. Visa and Mastercard are default methods for purchases. Shipping/ handling costs are: Media mail $3.99 for 1st book and $1.00 for each other book. PRIORITY MAIL for books up to 2 pounds;$6.75 for 1st book and $4.00 for each other book. We will contact you with a quote for the shipping costs if the book is over 2 pounds. We ship Internationally. We will give a price quote for shipping either FIRST-CLASS INTERNATIONAL or PRIORITY...

More Information
Shipping Terms:

Orders usually ship within 24 hours. Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express