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How to Do Everything with Google Paperback – November 21, 2003

ISBN-13: 078-3254043077 ISBN-10: 0072231742 Edition: 1st

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  • Series: How to Do Everything
  • Paperback: 350 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne Media; 1 edition (November 21, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0072231742
  • ISBN-13: 978-0072231748
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 7.3 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,790,207 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

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 has taught 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.

About the Author

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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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By K. Yagi on March 19, 2004
Format: Paperback
Did you know Google can find you best prices, do translations, or even fill out online forms for you?
"How to Do Everything with Google" by Fritz Schneider goes over everything from how to enter a query all the way to configuring your Google toolbar. Whether you are a complete beginner or an advanced web browser, Google will help you use Google to it's fullest capability. The book is very friendly. Has plenty of pictures with notes and does not use technical terms. The chapters were straight to the point and kept short.
To nitpick, the book could have shown examples on some advanced topic such as "advanced operators" to give a better understanding of how to use it. This was probably not included to keep the book beginner friendly.
Overall, I would recommend this book to anyone that thinks Google is just another good search engine.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Laura Gable on January 18, 2004
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Much more than a guide to a user interface, this book increases your internet savvy. Just a few examples: (1) Learn how to browse newsgroups to find the one best suited to your interest; (2) Learn about phonebook and financial information searches; (3) Do unit conversions instantly with Google's calculator. More than anything, this book will make you a more comfortable web searcher. One reading of it is worth hours of experimentation. Go directly to the internet fast lane!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Robert David STEELE Vivas HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWER on November 24, 2005
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I completely disagreed with the "know it alls" that trash this book. This is in fact the people's "primer" for the 21st Century. In the industrial era one needed to learn reading, 'riting, and 'rithmetic. Today one needs to know how to find the needle in the haystack. While Google is still in the 4th grade, it will evolve quickly in the next few years, and the Google founders appear well on their way to making all of the world's information available to anyone anywhere. This will itself change the world.

This is a tremendous resource, and I do not consider it outdated because it is still the best available orientation to Google. I do agree that there are online supplements that can update the knowledge in this book and cover emerging capabilities from Google.

Bottom line: Google is central to all our lives now, this book is a useful jump start to anyone who wishes to leverage all of Google, not just the 10% most people see. For advanced IT people, I recommend Stephen Arnold's book, "The Google Legacy," available from Infonortics.co.uk, or at IOP '06 in January 2006.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 17, 2004
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I've been using Google for years now and I pretty much thought I knew it all. I had the Google Toolbar on my browser and I knew a few shortcuts for some of the more advanced search features. How much more could there be? As it turns out, PLENTY! That simple interface really belies the advanced search machinery behind it!
With the number of pages now indexed by Google exceeding 4 billion, it really helps to understand how the search engine works so you can cut to the chase and find what you're looking for. This book really helps explain just that and it does it in an easy to read, easy to understand way. It also explains many of the lesser know features of Google. It's not just Search anymore! A solid 5 out of 5 stars!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Jonathan Leffler on March 20, 2004
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I thought I knew Google moderately well. It turns out, I didn't. I now know it better, and have a book to help me find more information more quickly when I need to. The book covers basic web search, and goes through a number of the more esoteric features (did you know you can do arithmetic in the search bar?) and goes on to discuss the news, Usenet news groups, directory, image search and Froogle, amongst other features. There's a little technical information about how Google does its stuff, but appropriately located in an appendix.
The book is easily understood by anyone who can type 'google' in the search bar of their browser, and it will make you realize what an astounding resource Google is.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 25, 2004
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It's a comprehensive and well-organized guide to get you quickly and easily through the search basics and onto the essentials to help you get the most from your search efforts. The "How to", "Did You Know?" and "Note" boxes in grey, are great visual cues that make it easy to figure out what to read and what to skip depending on your interest, or level of expertise on any given search topic. And what a great title for the book! Who knew you really could do so much with Google?! While I'm thoroughly impressed with the content, I'm truly amazed that a "How to" book could be such a fun and a compelling read. Being an non-techie-type person, I still can't believe I stayed up late just to learn about the way-cool converter/calculator feature. Now I can't wait to try out all that I've learned!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jaime H. Redin on July 29, 2005
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Fritz Schneider, Nancy Blachman and Eric Fredricksen did indeed an excellent job with this book.

Every chapter is full of valuable information and has helped me to discover that Google is not just the search engine I had been so used to for many years. Before reading this book I had no idea abouth all the things that can be done with Google. No wonder the authors named this book "How to Do EVERYTHING with Google."

I was particularly surprised by discovering the Google Calculator, and got so exited that decided to write an online keyboard for the calculator (...)

I loved the note at the end of Chapter 3 that says: "The Calculator is even rumored to hold the answer to life, the universe, and everything. Just ask!"

I believe this is a must book in this information era. Don't lose your time trying to use Google to find what Google can do, get the bigger picture first by reading this book, and then start the adventure. You will be surprised.

James Redin
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