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  • Lessard, George
    ... From: Alan Sondheim [mailto:sondheim@panix.com] Sent: July 3, 2003 2:41 PM To: Cyberculture Subject: [CC] Google Pocket Guide Released by O Reilly (fwd)
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      Subject: "Google Pocket Guide" Released by O'Reilly

      For Immediate Release
      For more information, a review copy, cover art, or an interview with the
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      How to Ask for What You Want--and Get It
      O'Reilly Releases "Google Pocket Guide"

      Sebastopol, CA--In 1938, when asked to coin a name for a very large number,
      mathematician Edward Kasner consulted his young nephew, Milton Sirotta (who
      was either eight or nine at the time, depending on your source of
      information), who replied "googol." Googol, which represents a one followed
      by one hundred zeroes, has no scientific use. Kasner purportedly created it
      to illustrate the difference between an unimaginably large number and

      If Kasner or his nephew were alive today they would be able to google the
      term "googol" and discover this, and more. They'd find that Google's name is
      derived from googol, to reflect the enormous amount of information available
      on the web. While the concept of googol is interesting but not especially
      practical, Google is put into use day in, day out, every day. Its powerful
      and flexible search engine sifts through the vast amount of chaotic
      information on the Web to deliver just what you need straight to your
      computer screen. All you need to know is how to ask the right questions.
      That's where the "Google Pocket Guide" by Tara Calishain, Rael Dornfest, and
      D.J. Adams (O'Reilly,
      US $9.95) comes in.

      Ideal for daily Google users, including students researching a topic for
      class, medical or legal professionals looking up field-specific reference
      information, or home users looking for that article on home repair they saw
      but of which they have since lost track, the "Google Pocket Guide" helps
      Google users learn the fundamentals of a Google search. This includes making
      the most of its special syntaxes, hidden options, and powerful combinations;
      consulting the Google dictionary; looking up individuals and businesses in
      the Google phonebook; finding
      related web sites and pages; and restricting or expanding a Google search by
      subject, web site, domain, time, title, etc.

      The "Google Pocket Guide" begins with essential Googling information: what
      Google is and what it isn't, and a summary of helpful Google services. The
      bulk of the book focuses on what users need most--fine-tuning their searches
      with power-user tips and tricks so they can zero in on the information they
      need and understanding the results of their searches.

      The "Google Pocket Guide" is the indispensable guide to Google. If you're a
      Google user--and who isn't?--the "Google Pocket Guide" will turn you into a
      Google expert.

      Additional Information:

      Sample excerpts from the "Google Pocket Guide" can be found at:

      For more information about the book, including Table of Contents, index,
      author bios, and samples, see:

      For a cover graphic in JPEG format, go to:

      Google Pocket Guide
      Tara Calishain, Rael Dornfest, and D.J. Adams
      ISBN 0-596-00550-4, 129 pages, $9.95 US, $15.95 CA, 6.95 UK

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