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Discovering the Internet: Brief 4th Edition

Gary B. Shelly, Jennifer Campbell

  • Published
  • Previous Editions 2010, 2008, 2004
  • 292 Pages


DISCOVERING THE INTERNET: BRIEF, Fourth Edition provides a hands-on introduction to the latest Internet concepts and skills to help students become digitally literate computer users. Societal coverage makes this book unique, and with content on e-business, social media, and technologies of the Internet, students will receive both basic and technical coverage of Internet concepts and skills.

Gary B. Shelly,

Gary B. Shelly wrote and published his first computer education textbook in 1969. More than twenty million copies of Shelly Cashman Series' textbooks have been sold. Gary and a talented group of contributing authors have produced books on computer programming, computer concepts, and application software that are the leading textbooks in the computer technology market today. Gary has hosted the annual Shelly Cashman Institute, a week-long training event focusing on the latest topics in technology, for the past 34 years.

Jennifer Campbell,

In addition to this fifth edition of Discovering the Internet, Jennifer T. Campbell is the author of the Cengage textbooks: Web Design: Introductory; Microsoft Expression Web: Introductory; Computer Literacy BASICS: Microsoft Office 2007 Companion; and Microsoft Office Quick Reference Pocket Guide, as well as a contributing author for Discovering Computers. Jennifer has been involved in computer textbook publishing as an editor, author, and marketing manager; she holds a B.A. in English from The College of William and Mary.
  • Expanded coverage on Web 2.0 and social networking.
  • Updated steps and figures using Internet Explorer 9.
  • Includes the latest developments in Internet concepts.
  • Contains seven chapters and one appendix that provide thorough coverage of the Internet and the World Wide Web.
  • Provides a broad understanding of the most up-to-date functions, Internet resources, and topics such as security, personal and business blogs, RSS, privacy, copyright and fair use.
  • Includes coverage of new features in Windows Internet Explorer 9.
  • Offers extensive hands-on activities throughout the text, including updated Facts@Hand, @Source, and @Issue content, assuring that students have an accurate understanding of concepts to get started on the Internet.
  • Reinforces Internet concepts and skills with comprehensive end-of-chapter exercises that require critical thinking.
1. Into the Internet.
2. Browsing the Web.
3. Searching the Web.
4. Communicating Online.
Appendix A: Exploring Other Browsers.

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  • ISBN-10: 1133989969
  • ISBN-13: 9781133989967
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  • ISBN-10: 111157765X
  • ISBN-13: 9781111577650
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ISBN: 9781285845425
Go beyond the book with Instructor Resources to help you make the most of your classroom and lessons. Here you will find additional information on how to use our text as well as teaching and testing aids. This IR will include Chapter Reinforcement Exercises and Data Files for students, Figure Files, Instructor's Manual, PowerPoint Presentations, Solutions to Exercises, Syllabus, and ExamView test banks.