How to Do Everything with Google

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McGraw Hill Professional, 2004 - Computers - 361 pages
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Go beyond Google's deceptively plain interface to explore the many features of this powerful tool. The new user and the Web-savvy alike will benefit from the many simple and advanced tactics and strategies the authors share for finding information on the Web with Google. Save time with tips to narrow or broaden your Web searches, choose effective search terms, utilize Google search syntax, and understand your search results. Discover useful services such as Images, Answers, Groups, News, Google's bargain-finder Froogle, and much more. And along the way, get fun facts about the company and the people behind Google.Find useful information more quickly Locate phone numbers, maps, stock information, and get answers to mathematical calculations Configure your Web browser to facilitate easier searching Filter out sexually explicit content with SafeSearch Discover an array of features such as the bargain-finder Froogle, Google News, and Google Images Set preferences to specify a search and interface language, the number of search results shown per page, and more Learn how the Google search engine works and how new features are created in Google labs Use Google's search syntax to narrow your searches Formulate questions that get the best results from researchers at Google Answers

About the authors:

Fritz Schneider is a software engineer at Google. He is co-author of "JavaScript: The Complete Reference" and holds an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of California at San Diego.

Nancy Blachman gives workshops on searching with Google and wrote an online tutorial, Google Guide. She is an author, and holds an M.S. in Computer Science from Stanford University, where she hastaught for eight years.

Eric Fredricksen has been a software engineer at Google for more than three years. He holds an M.S. in Mathematics from Stanford University.

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When I first bought this book, I was full of hopes for Google's success, plus of course I wished to know how their success could/would effect me. This was six (6) years ago. So all the things that were "trial and error" and/or "Planned" then, are now a small speck in a much larger ocean. Google, has made pretty good on its promises and nearly all of the items mentioned in the book, have come to full fruition, or been superceded by more modern versions.
Remember, Google was basically a "Search engine" back then. So as descriptive as the book is/was, it still has a dated feel today. True if you really want to Search for something difficult to find, the book explains how and exactly what, as well as, what not to do.
So bottom line, this title is mainly about SEARCH. With a good description of Google in its "youth". Google is a Grown up now ... armed and ready for battle..
The series, "How to do everything with *********** " is great. I have read " Paint Shop Pro"... "Frontpage 2002" and "Frontpage 2003" and "Java Script"...
Each gives Dummies a real good run for its money.
Look out for newer versions,,,, I recommend this series.
Paul
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Nancy Blachman (Mountain View, CA) is president and founder of Variable Symbols, a company that specializes in consulting and training on technical software. Her books include Mathematica: A Practical Approach, the Mathematica Graphics Guidebook, and the Mathematica Quick Reference. Blachman holds a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Birmingham in the UK, an M.S. in Operations Research from the University of California at Berkeley, and an M.S. in Computer Science from Stanford University, where she has taught for eight years. Eric Fredricksen (San Francisco, CA) has been a software engineer at Google for over 3 years. He holds a B.A. in Mathematics from the University of California at Berkeley and a M.S. from Stanford University, also in Mathematics. Fritz Schneider (San Francisco, CA) is a software engineer at Google, Inc. headquarters in Mountain View, CA. Schneider is co-author of JavaScript: The Complete Reference (McGraw-Hill/Osborne) and holds a B.S. in Computer Engineering from Columbia University and an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of California at San Diego.

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