The Internet for Dummies, 5th edition

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By John R. Levine, Carol Baroudi and Margaret Levine Young.
March 1998, 376 pages, US$19.99. C$28.99, £18.99, ISBN 0-7645-0354-5.

The Internet doesn't hold still, and neither does The Internet for Dummies. Fully revised for 1998, with coverage of the Net's hot topics, including building your own home page, and (finally) on-line chat!

What's new?

  • Fully updated for 1998, including coverage of Windows 98.
  • All-new chapter on building your own home page
  • New chapter on on-line chatting
  • New chapter on on-line shopping, tips and pitfalls, and the answer to the Credit Card Question. (Yes, we do, if you were wondering.)
  • Even more step by step instructions.
  • Updated resources for your kids.

Table of Contents

Part I: Welcome to the Internet
1. What is the net?
2. Intranets, Extranets, and Volleyball Nets
3. The Net, Your Kids, and You

Part II: Internet, Here I Come
4. Picking Your Internet Service
5. Connecting to the Internet

Part III: Web Mania
6. The Wild, Wonderful, Wacky, World Wide Web
7. Wrangling with the Web
8. Needles and Haystacks: Finding Stuff on the Net
9. More Shopping, Less Dropping
10. My First Home Page

Part IV: Essential Internet
11. Mailing Hither, Mailing Thither
12. Putting Your Mail in Its Place
13. Mail, Mail the Gang's All Here
14. Let's Get Together and Chat
15. Swiping Files from the Net
16. Alternate Internet

Part V: The Part of Tens
17. Ten Frequently Asked Questions
18. Ten Ways to Find E-mail Addresses
19. Ten Kinds of Files and What To Do with Them
10. Ten Ways to Avoid Looking Like a Klutz

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