Series: Maran Illustrated
Paperback: 295 pages
Publisher: Cengage Learning PTR; 1 edition (May 17, 2005)
Product Dimensions: 9 x 8.1 x 0.8 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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The folk at Maran do beautiful books. This one is no exception. It is intended for the beginner to get started quickly. If you're an expert on computers, or even just an advanced beginner, this book will do you no good at all.As an indication of the level of this book, the book starts out with the sentence: 'Hardware and software are the two basic parts of a computer sysem.' As you can see, that's pretty basic.What makes the Maran books so good is the quality of the graphics they incorporate as part of their philosophy. The pages in their books look good, they are easy to follow, the screen shots match up with their descriptions of what's going on (sometimes it seems that the description and the screen shot are several pages apart, but not with Maran). The text that goes with the graphics is excellent and ties in exactly with the illustration. I imagine they were designed together.Conclusion, Beginners level, but probably the best Beginners level book available.
Purchased as a gift for senior citizen just starting. She said it was wonderful to have things so well explained and coupled with photos of things being discussed. I, have always used Maran books and found them to be extremely helpful. With other books, you have to be AT the computer to comprehend the instructions------but Maran books you can be anywhere.
Better than the yellow Computers for Dummies. Great at explaining the IDtenT syndrome that affects those of us past 70.IDtenT = IDIOT
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