The Internet for Dummies, 4th edition

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By John R. Levine, Carol Baroudi and Margaret Levine Young.
March 1997, 374 pages, US$19.99. C$26.99, £18.99, ISBN 0-7645-0106-2.

The Internet doesn't hold still, and neither does The Internet for Dummies. Newly revised for 1997, with coverage of the Net's hot topics.

What's new?

  • Lots more info about Netscape and Internet Explorer.
  • Detailed info on finding stuff on the Web.
  • On-line updates, for the topics that change the fastest.
  • More jokes.
  • More step by step instructions.
  • Resources for your kids.
  • An introduction to Intranets.

Table of Contents

Part I: Welcome to the Internet
1. What is the net?
2. Internet, Here I Come
3. Intranet? Are You Sure That's Spelled Right?
4. The Net, Your Kids, and You

Part II: Using Your Internet Account
5. The Wild, Wonderful, Wacky, World Wide Web
6. Wrangling with the Web
7. Needles and Haystacks: Finding Stuff on the Net
8. Mailing Hither, Mailing Thither
9. Putting Your Mail in Its Place
10. Mail, Mail the Gang's All Here
11. All the News that Fits and Considerably More
12. Swiping Files from the Net

Part III: Getting an Internet Account: Some Popular Entrance Ramps
13. Using the Internet via an Internet Service Provider
14. Using the Internet via America Online
15. Using the Internet via Compuserve

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

Part V: Resource Reference
20. Finding a Public Internet Provider
21. Sources of Internet Software
22. I Want to Learn More

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