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Gr 4-8-An introduction to the general topic is followed by 13 spreads, each answering a question such as, "Why Does the Gateway Arch Sway in the Wind?" (Amazing Built Structures) or "Why Doesn't a Microwave Oven Get Hot?" (Everyday Appliances). Topics are not explored in great depth, but readers are given adequate clear and concise information in an engaging format. Historical information is interspersed throughout, addressing, for example, the history of robot invention in Robots and Artificial Intelligence and that of running shoes in Sports and Sporting Equipment. Readers are sure to find The Internet particularly engaging, as it explores a variety of high-interest topics including how the Internet works, the difference between it and the World Wide Web, and how search engines and Twitter function. Sidebars highlight vocabulary, interesting facts, and relevant websites (a welcome change from their usual location at the back of the book). Lackluster photos and a pastel color scheme detract from this otherwise compelling series. (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Ths series shows the use of technology in the development of the computer, the internet and new ways of communicating . This is high Interest science -- Q&A format. Word Watch glossary. Web Watch in text. Fast Fact sidebars. Science in action: STEP BY STEP feature.
Table of Contents
What is Technology?p. 4
The Technology Behind the Internet and the World Wide Webp. 5
How was the Internet Invented?p. 6
What is the Difference Between the Internet and the World Wide Web?p. 8
What Are Web Browsers?p. 10
How Does a Search Engine Work?p. 12
How Does my E-mail Know Where to Go?p. 14
What is Instant Messaging?p. 16
What Do .Com, .Net, .Org, .Gov, .Mil, and .Edu Mean?p. 18
How Do Spam and Internet Filters Work?p. 20
What is the Difference Between a Blog and a Web Site?p. 22
How Long is a Tweet?p. 24
What Are Web 2.0 and Web 3.0?p. 26
How is Voice Over Internet Protocol Used?p. 28
What Internet Technologies Will we Use in the Future?p. 30
Indexp. 32
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