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Google Pocket Guide

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Google Pocket Guide

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Google Pocket Guide by Tara Calishain, Rael Dornfest & DJ Adams ISBN: 0-596-00550-4 Published: 2003 Pages: 129 pp.; softcover Price: $9.95 Available from: O'Reilly & Associates, Inc., 1005 Gravenstein Highway N., Sebastopol, CA 95472; 800/998-9938 or 707/827-7000; www.oreilly.com

This book is written by two of the same authors as Google Hacks, reviewed in my July/August 2003 column. If that book was too much for you, try this tiny one. Most of the search techniques and features covered in Hacks are also covered here, but all of the programming and really detailed stuff is left out. This makes the Pocket Guide much more suited to those just wanting to get the most out of searching Google.

The Pocket Guide is tiny but it covers a wealth of material. It is ideal for putting next to your public terminals, although you'll have to figure out a way to tie it down. This book is definitely going to walk.

The book is divided into four parts. Part One is an introduction of what Google can do, including some sample searches in both Basic and Advanced mode. …

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