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How Computers Work

ISBN-10: 0789734249

ISBN-13: 9780789734242

Edition: 8th 2006 (Revised)

Authors: Ron White, Timothy Edward Downs

List price: $29.99
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How Computers Work has been a perennial best-seller for the last 12 years. This four-color visual opus is a must-have for any computer user, from novice to expert. Written by Ron White and illustrated by Tim Downs, How Computers Work , 8th Edition is a marvel in book publishing, showing readers the inner-workings of PCs, computer peripherals and much, much more. Akin to the great works of David Macauley ( The Way Things Work ) and Marshall Brain ( How Stuff Works ) How Computers Work shows you just how intricate and elegant those beige computer boxes really are. How Computers Work is rife with lush, full-color illustrations, engaging, friendly text and deep technical smarts.
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Book details

List price: $29.99
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Que
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.332

Introduction
Boot-Up Process
Getting to Know the Hardware
How a Disk Boot Works
How an Operating System Controls Hardware
Microchips
How a Transistor Works
How RAM Works
How a Microprocessor Works
How Software Works
How Programming Languages Work
How Windows Works
How Software Applications Work
Data Storage
How Disk Storage Works
How Disk Drives Work
How Disk Drives Increase Speed and Storage
How Optical Storage Works
How Removable Storage Works
Input/Output Devices
How Energy Turns into Data
How a Bus Works
How Computer Ports Work
How a Computer Display Works
How a Keyboard Works
How Pointing Devices Work
How Game Controllers Work
How a Modem Works
How Light Input Works
How Portable Computers Work
Multimedia
How Multimedia Sound Works
How Multimedia Video Works
How Virtual Reality Works
How the Internet Works
How Local Area Networks Work
How a PC Connects to the Internet
How Wireless Works
How Email, Chat and Messaging Work
How Internet Video and Audio Work
How the World Wide Web Works
How Internet Security Works
How Printers Work
How Basic Printing Works
How Color Printing Works
Index