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How Computers Work

How Computers Work (Paperback, 9th edition)

By White, Ron
By Downs, Timothy Edward

Having sold more than 2 million copies over its lifetime, How Computers Work is the definitive illustrated guide to the world of PCs and technology. In this new edition, you'll find detailed information not just about every last component of hardware found inside your PC, but als...o in-depth explanations about home networking, the Internet, PC security, and even how cell phone networks operate. Whether you're interested in how the latest graphics cards power today's most demanding games or how a digital camera turns light into data, you'll find your answers right here. Ron White is a former executive editor and columnist for PC Computing, where he developed the visual concept behind How Computers Work. Founder of one of the earliest PC user groups, he has been writing about computers for 25 years and is known for building wildly extreme computers. Timothy Edward Downs is an award-winning magazine designer, illustrator, and photographer. He has directed and designed several national consumer, business, technology, and lifestyle magazines, always infusing a sense of "how it works" into every project.A full-color, illustrated adventure into the wonders of TECHNOLOOGY This full-color, fully illustrated guide to the world of technology assumes nothing and explains everything. Only the accomplished Ron White and award-winning Tim Downs have the unique ability to meld descriptive text with one-of-a-kind visuals to fully explain how the electronic gear we depend on every day is made possible. In addition to all the content you've come to expect from prior editions, this newly revised edition includes all-new coverage of topics such as: / How tablet PCs put the power of a PC quite literally in your hands / How Windows Vista makes your Windows desktop translucent and makes your PC more secure / How advances in optical disc technology such as dual-layer DVD, HD-DVD, and Blu-Ray discs continue to push the envelope / How Apple's new iPhone is revolutionizing what cell phones can do / How BitTorrent technology enables anyone to share information with everyone For a decade, How Computers Work has helped newbies understand new technology, while at the same time hackers and IT pros have treasured it for the depth of knowledge it contains.This is the perfect book about computing to capture your imagination, delight your eyes, and expand your mind, no matter what your technical level! Category: General Computing Covers: PCs/Hardware User Level: Beginning--Intermediate
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ISBN 9780789736130
Replacement this title has been replaced by: 9780789749840
Released NZ 23 Dec 2007
Publisher Pearson Education (US)
Format Paperback, 9th edition
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ISBN-13 9780789736130
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Pearson Education (US)
Imprint Que Corporation,U.S.
Released 23 Dec 2007
Publication Country United States United States
Format Paperback, 9th edition
Edition 9th edition
Author(s) By White, Ron
By Downs, Timothy Edward
Category Non-Fiction (Child / Teen)
General Theory of Computing
Applications of Computing
Number of Pages 464
Dimensions Width: 204mm
Height: 253mm
Spine: 20mm
Dewey Code 004
Weight 1,086g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Microcomputers
NBS Text Computing: Textbooks & Study Guides
ONIX Text College/higher education