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  • Copyright 2007
  • Dimensions: 8" x 10"
  • Pages: 432
  • Edition: 8th
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-7897-3626-8
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-3626-0

Simple, clear explanations walk you through every technology

Detailed explanations walk you through the technology.

The Internet has changed the world... and, with everything from blogs to podcasts, Internet phones to video, it’s still changing the world. Now, it’s easy to understand how it all works! This book’s big, brilliant, full-color illustrations and clear explanations make it all incredibly simple!

DISCOVER HOW THE INTERNET REALLY WORKS... IT’S AMAZINGLY EASY!

This new edition has been completely updated for today’s hottest Internet technologies, Web connections, hardware, communications and entertainment services, and much more!

•    See how the Internet can deliver any kind of information, anywhere: web pages, email, music, video, phone calls, and more!

•    Understand the most exciting new Internet technologies, from blogs and podcasting to wikis and BitTorrent

•    Discover how your connection to the Internet works... wireless, cable modem, DSL, even cellphones

•    Go behind the scenes with today’s most sophisticated websites, applications, and services

•    Protect yourself from the latest Internet dangers, including phishing, web surveillance, and wireless hacking 

Preston Gralla is the award-winning author of more than 30 books, including How the Internet Works, Complete Idiot’s Guide to Internet Privacy and Security, Complete Idiot’s Guide to Protecting Your Child Online, and How Wireless Works. He has written

frequently about security issues, computer technology, the Internet, and has been a columnist for many magazines, websites

and newspapers.

Sample Content

Online Sample Chapter

How Web Browsers Work

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Download Chapter 18: How Web Browsers Work

Table of Contents

    Introduction

Part 1: Understanding the Internet’s Underlying Architecture

    Chapter 1 What Is the Internet?

    Chapter 2 How Computer Networks Send Data
Across the Internet

    Chapter 3 How TCP/IP Works

    Chapter 4 Understanding the Internet’s Software Structure

    Chapter 5 How Internet Addresses and Domains Work

    Chapter 6 How Routers Work

Part 2: Connecting to the Internet

    Chapter 7 How Computers Connect to the Internet

    Chapter 8
How Internet/Television Connections Work

    Chapter 9
How Wireless Connections and WiFI Work

    Chapter 10
How Home Networks Work

Part 3: Communicating on the Internet   

    Chapter 11 How Email Works

    Chapter 12 How Email Spam Works

    Chapter 13 How Newsgroups Work

    Chapter 14 How Internet Chat and Instant Messaging Work

    Chapter 15 How Skype and VoIP Work

    Chapter 16 How Blogging and RSS Work

Part 4: How the World Wide Web Works

    Chapter 17 How Web Pages Work

    Chapter 18 How Web Browsers Work

    Chapter 19 How Markup Languages Work

    Chapter 20 How Hypertext Works

    Chapter 21 How URLs Work

    Chapter 22 How Image Maps and Interactive Forms Work

    Chapter 23 How Web Host Servers Work

    Chapter 24 How Websites Work with Databases

    Chapter 25 How .NET and Web Services Work

    Chapter 26 How Grid Computing Works

Part 5: Using the World Wide Web

    Chapter 27 How Internet Searching Works

    Chapter 28 How Google Works

    Chapter 29 How Map Sites Work

    Chapter 30 How Wikis and Wikipedia Work

Part 6: Using Common Internet Tools

    Chapter 31 How Telnet Works

    Chapter 32 How FTP Works

    Chapter 33 How Agents Work

    Chapter 34 How Java, ActiveX, and JavaScript Work

    Chapter 35 How CGI Scripting Works

Part 7: Enjoying Entertainment and Multimedia on the Internet

    Chapter 36 How Music and Audio Work on the Internet

    Chapter 37 How iPods, iTunes, and Podcasting Work

    Chapter 38 How Music Sharing and File Sharing Work

    Chapter 39 How Multicast IP and the MBone Work

    Chapter 40 How Virtual Reality Is Created by VRML

    Chapter 41 How Animation on the Web Works

Part 8: Shopping and Doing Business on the Internet

    Chapter 42 How Intranets Work

    Chapter 43 Shopping on the Internet

Part 9: Protecting Yourself on the Internet

    Chapter 44 How Firewalls Wor

    Chapter 45 How Hackers Can Cripple the Internet and Attack Your PC

    Chapter 46 The Dangers of Wireless Networking

    Chapter 47 How Viruses Work

    Chapter 48 How Internet Sites Can Invade Your Privacy

    Chapter 49 The Dangers of Spyware and Phishing

    Chapter 50 Cryptography, Privacy, and Digital Certificates

    Chapter 51 How Government and Workplace Surveillance Work

    Chapter 52 Parental Controls on the Internet

    Glossary

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