How the Internet Works 8th edition (9780789736260) - Textbooks.com Skip to main content
Ship-Ship-Hooray! Free Shipping on $25+ View Details about Free Shipping >
How the Internet Works

How the Internet Works - 8th edition

How the Internet Works - 8th edition

ISBN13: 9780789736260

ISBN10: 0789736268

How the Internet Works by Preston Gralla - ISBN 9780789736260
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 8TH 07
Copyright: 2007
Publisher: Que
Published:
International: No
How the Internet Works by Preston Gralla - ISBN 9780789736260

ISBN13: 9780789736260

ISBN10: 0789736268

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 8TH 07
$39.99

List price: $39.99

Happy you, happy us. You get 24-hour turnaround. Free shipping on $25+, and dedicated customer service. Cue the smiley faces.

FREE Shipping on $25+
Order $25 or more and the shipping's on us. Marketplace items and other exclusions apply.
Ships Monday
Order by noon CST (Mon-Fri, excluding holidays). Some restrictions apply.
Easy 30-Day Returns
Not the right book for you? We accept returns within 30 days of purchase. Access codes are non-refundable once revealed or redeemed.
Ships directly from us
You Save $24.39 (61%)
$15.60
Condition: Very Good
100% Satisfaction Guarantee
We hand-inspect every one of our used books.

List price: $39.99

All of our used books are 100% hand-inspected and guaranteed! Happy you, happy us.

FREE Shipping on $25+
Order $25 or more and the shipping's on us. Marketplace items and other exclusions apply.
Ships Monday
Order by noon CST (Mon-Fri, excluding holidays). Some restrictions apply.
Easy 30-Day Returns
Not the right book for you? We accept returns within 30 days of purchase. Access codes are non-refundable once revealed or redeemed.
Ships directly from us
You Save $21.49 (54%)
$18.50
Format: Vitalsource
Use for 365 days

List price: $39.99

Instant access, flexible term options, and deep discounts up to 60% on digital content! Happy you, happy us.

Delivered via email within 1 hour
Expires after 365 days
Please note: eBooks do not come with access codes, CDs/DVDs, workbooks, and other supplemental items.

Well, that's no good. Unfortunately, this edition is currently out of stock. Please check back soon.
$9.99/month
(a $29.95 value!)
Billed monthly. Cancel at any time
Homework Help
Get the write idea! Jumpstart your papers and finish your assignments quickly with high quality essay examples and research papers from StudyMode. Also included are the tools to analyze and improve your written work.
Also available in the Marketplace starting at $1.99 Hide Marketplace
Filter by: All ()  |  New ()  |  Like New ()  |  Very Good ()  |  Good ()  |  Acceptable ()
Price Condition Seller Comments

Other Editions of How the Internet Works


Shop Us With Confidence

Summary

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

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

What is the Internet? p. 6
How computer networks send data across the Internet p. 12
How TCP/IP works p. 18
Understanding the Internet's software structure p. 24
How Internet addresses and domains work p. 28
How routers work p. 38
How computers connect to the Internet p. 46
How Internet/television connections work p. 56
How wireless connections and WiFI work p. 64
How home networks work p. 78
How email works p. 88
How email spam works p. 102
How newsgroups work p. 108
How Internet chat and instant messaging work p. 112
How skype and VoIP work p. 120
How blogging and RSS work p. 126
How Web pages work p. 136
How Web browsers work p. 144
How markup languages work p. 150
How hypertext works p. 160
How URLs work p. 164
How image maps and interactive forms work p. 168
How Web host servers work p. 172
How Websites work with databases p. 176
How .NET and Web services work p. 180
How grid computing works p. 184
How Internet searching works p. 192
How google works p. 198
How map sites work p. 204
How Wikis and Wikipedia work p. 210
How Telnet works p. 218
How FTP works p. 222
How agents work p. 228
How Java, ActiveX, and JavaScript work p. 232
How CGI scripting works p. 240
How music and audio work on the Internet p. 248
How iPods, iTunes, and podcasting work p. 256
How music sharing and file sharing work p. 264
How multicast IP and the MBone work p. 270
How virtual reality is created by VRML p. 274
How animation on the Web works p. 278
How intranets work p. 290
Shopping on the Internet p. 296
How firewalls work p. 308
How hackers can cripple the Internet and attack your PC p. 316
The dangers of wireless networking p. 328
How viruses work p. 338
How Internet sites can invade your privacy p. 344
The dangers of spyware and phishing p. 354
Cryptography, privacy, and digital certificates p. 366
How government and workplace surveillance work p. 372
Parental controls on the Internet p. 380
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

Digital Rights

eBook Requirements
VitalSource Bookshelf Reader
Minimum System Requirements:
  • Windows 7/8, or Mac OS X 10.6 or above
Software Requirements:

eTextbooks and eChapters can be viewed by using the free reader listed below.

Be sure to check the format of the eTextbook/eChapter you purchase to know which reader you will need. After purchasing your eTextbook or eChapter, you will be emailed instructions on where and how to download your free reader.

Download Requirements:

Due to the size of eTextbooks, a high-speed Internet connection (cable modem, DSL, LAN) is required for download stability and speed. Your connection can be wired or wireless.

Being online is not required for reading an eTextbook after successfully downloading it. You must only be connected to the Internet during the download process.

User Help:

Click Here to access the VitalSource Bookshelf FAQ

Digital Rights
VitalSource
Copying: Allowed, 2 selections may be copied every 365 days
Printing: Allowed, 2 prints for 365 days
Expires: Yes, may be used for 365 days after activation
Reading Aloud: Allowed
Sharing: Not Allowed
Min. Software Version: Online: No additional software required
Offline: VitalSource Bookshelf

Suitable Devices: PCs, Tablet PCs, Macs, Laptops


Digital Rights Management (DRM) Key


Copying - Books that cannot be copied will show "Not Allowed." Otherwise, this will detail the number of times it can be copied, or "Allowed with no limits."

Printing - Books that cannot be printed will show "Not Allowed." Otherwise, this will detail the number of times it can be printed, or "Allowed with no limits."

Expires - Books that have no expiration (the date upon which you will no longer be able to access your eBook) will read "No Expiration." Otherwise it will state the number of days from activation (the first time you actually read it).

Reading Aloud - Books enabled with the "text-to-speech" feature so that they can be read aloud will show "Allowed."

Sharing - Books that cannot be shared with other computers will show "Not Allowed."

Min. Software Version - This is the minimum software version needed to read this book.

Suitable Devices - Hardware known to be compatible with this book. Note: Reader software still needs to be installed.

Other Editions of How the Internet Works

How the Internet Works by Preston Gralla - ISBN 9780789729736