Douglas Comer, best-selling networking author, teacher, and consultant, provides a unique and understandable overview of not only how to use the Internet but how it works. In the Third Edition of The INTERNET Book, the author utilizes a nontechnical perspective to explain the technology of how computers communicate, what the Internet is, how the Internet works, and what the Internet can do for people. The author's practical approach offers the reader the big picture by presenting a solid overview of networking and the Internet rather than buying the reader with details. This book sows the reader the potential ways the Internet can change how we conduct our personal and professional lives. Comer assumes no prior background knowledge in computer networking or the Internet. The INTERNET Book: Provides an overview of Electronic Commerce and how the Internet can be used to conduct business and commercial transactions. Includes Security and Encryption with respect to Internet commerce, why security is needed, and the technologies that provide secure communications. Describes getting started with hands on experience with the concept of a Web browser and examples of Web sites to visit. Updates topics throughout and adds information about current technologies such as shopping carts, cookies, personalized Web search results, Internet faxes, remote desktops, and streaming audio and video. Covers Internet connection technologies: ADSL, cable modems, and wireless networks.Comer, Douglas E. is the author of 'Internet Book Everything You Need to Know About Computer Networking and How the Internet Works', published 0008 under ISBN 9780130308528 and ISBN 0130308528.