Buy Textbooks  |  Rent Textbooks  |  Sell Textbooks  |  eTextbooks
Help  |  Questions? 1-877-292-6442
Hello, Sign In
Your Account
0

Essential Guide to Computing : The Story of Information Technology - 01 edition

by E. Garrison Walters

Essential Guide to Computing : The Story of Information Technology (ISBN10: 0130194697; ISBN13: 9780130194695)
ISBN13: 978-0130194695
ISBN10: 0130194697

Summary:

  • The complete, easy-to-understand guide to IT--now and in the future!
  • Computers, networks, and pervasive computing
  • Hardware, operating systems, and software
  • How networks work: LANs, WANs, and the Internet
  • E-business, the Web, and security
The guide for ANYONE who needs to understand the key technologies driving today's economy and high tech industries! You can't afford not to ...show more understand the information revolution that's sweeping the world-but who's got time for all the acronyms and hype most technology books give you? The Essential Guide to Computing demystifies the digital society we live in with an intelligent, thorough, and up-to-date explanation of computer, networking, and Internet technologies. It's perfect for smart professionals who want to get up to speed, but don't have computer science or engineering degrees! You'll find up-to-the-minute coverage on all of today's hottest technologies including:
  • The evolution of computing: from the room-sized ''monoliths'' of the 1950s to today's global Internet
  • Preview of the next revolution: ''pervasive computing''
  • Computer hardware: microprocessors, memory, storage, I/O, displays, and architecture
  • Windows, Macintosh, UNIX/Linux, DOS, NetWare, Palm: what operating systems do, and how they compare
  • Programming languages: from machine language to advanced object-oriented technologies
  • Key software applications: databases, spreadsheets, word processing, voice recognition, and beyond
  • Microsoft and the software industry: where they stand, where they're headed
  • How networks work: LANs, WANs, packet switching, hardware, media, and more
  • The Internet, e-commerce, and security
  • Enterprise applications: data warehousing, Web-centered development, and groupware
Whether you're a consumer, investor, marketer, or executive, this is your start-to-finish briefing on the information technologies that have changed the world-and the coming technologies that will transform it yet again! ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 01
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 08/01/2000
International: No

View Preface
View Author Bio
View Table of Contents



List Price: $44.99
Used $11.25
Used
Save $33.74 (75%)
  • FREE shipping over $25
  • In stock
  • 30-day returns
Condition:
Order this book in the next 21 hours and 21 minutes and it ships by Noon CT tomorrow!
New  Currently Sold Out
Rental $22.49
Due back 08/01/2014
Marketplace sellers starting at $1.99

More prices and sellers below.

The Marketplace on Textbooks.com
Additional Sellers for Essential Guide to Computing : The Story of Information Technology
Just for you, we curate a growing list of independent booksellers, giving you even MORE choices when shopping for your textbooks.
Keep in mind: Marketplace orders do NOT qualify for free shipping. More about the MarketplaceMore about the Marketplace

Filter by:   All (28)  |  New (12)  |  Very Good (8)  |  Good (6)  |  Acceptable (2)

Price
 
Condition
Seller
Comments
$11.25
+$3.99 s/h

Very Good
Textbooks.com
Columbia, MO
Ships Ground DIRECTLY from Textbooks.com for $3.99. FREE Ground Shipping over $25! Very good condition (Certified Used). Trackable expedited shipping options available.
$1.99
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
VeryGood
Wonder Book
Frederick, MD
Seller Rating: 4.64
Very Good condition.
$11.25
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
VeryGood
Textbookcenter.com
Columbia, MO
Seller Rating: 4.63
Ships same day or next business day via UPS (Priority Mail for AK/HI/APO/PO Boxes)! Used sticker and some writing and/or highlighting. Used books may not include working access code or dust jacket.
$21.63
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
VeryGood
worldofbooks
Goring-By-Sea,
Seller Rating: 3.83
Very good The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. *****PLEASE NOTE: This item is shipping from a ...show moren authorized seller in Europe. In the event that a return is necessary, you will be able to return your item within the US. To learn more about our European sellers and policies see the BookQuest FAQ section***** ...show less
$31.69
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
VeryGood
BookHouse COM LLC
Philadelphia, PA
Seller Rating: 4.5
PAPERBACK Very Good 0130194697 May have slight shelf wear. SERVING OUR CUSTOMERS WITH BEST PRICES. FROM A COMPANY YOU TRUST, HUGE SELECTION. RELIABLE CUSTOMER SERVICE! ! HASSLE FREE RETURN POLICY, ...show moreSATISFACTION GURANTEED**** ...show less
$31.69
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
VeryGood
Vitalbooks PA
Southampton, PA
Seller Rating: 4.45
PAPERBACK Very Good 0130194697 May have slight shelf wear. ! ! KNOWLEDGE IS POWER! ! ENJOY OUR BEST PRICES! ! ! Ships Fast. All standard orders delivered within 5 to 12 business days.
$36.88
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
VeryGood
oaktree books
doncaster,
Seller Rating: 4.09
0130194697 UK BASED SELLER SHIPS DAILY
$54.80
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
VeryGood
Lakeside Books UK
Doncaster,
Seller Rating: 0
PAPERBACK Very Good 0130194697 UK BASED SELLER SHIPS DAILY. *****PLEASE NOTE: This item is shipping from an authorized seller in Europe. In the event that a return is necessary, you will be able to ...show more return your item within the US. To learn more about our European sellers and policies see the BookQuest FAQ section***** ...show less
Page:   1  
Close
Close
Close