How Computers Work

How Computers Work

The Evolution of Technology

Book - 2015 | 10th ed.
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How Computers Work is a fully illustrated guide to the entire world of computing, from the bulky PC on your desktop, to your business laptop, to your ultra portable tablet, to the smartphone you use to catch up on important email and avoid getting lost on the road. It covers all the ways people use their tech, explaining everything from how Windows manages data, to how your browser streams video, to how game makers create 3D worlds. It covers virtually everything related to home networking and the Internet, how viruses and spyware can infiltrate your computer and how firewalls and antivirus programs prevent them, and how Facebook has changed how we stay in touch. This is a book that shows exactly how computers, in all their wondrous incarnations, have infiltrated and improved our lives, from the bulkiest desktop right on down to the most humble of eReaders and smartphones. There is no stone left unturned.

Publisher: Indianapolis : Que, c2015.
Edition: 10th ed.
ISBN: 9780789749840
Characteristics: xx, 361 p. : col. ill.
Additional Contributors: Downs, Timothy Edward


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IndyPL_HalimatI May 24, 2019

This book can give you a thorough understanding of the varying parts and functions of a computer. That being said, I would recommend using it as a reference book, rather than a leisurely read.

Sep 27, 2015

Impressive illustrations, depicting intriguing amounts of detail and to-the-point specifics. It's also full of to-date facts and information relatable to the real world.
10/10, I'd rate it (especially being sort of a tech fanatic).

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Oct 18, 2015

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