This one, though, stands out. It's full glossy colour pictures and pages make it something of a status symbol and is also a little piece of history. It's probably the first coffee table book dedicated to the Web and Web sites.
The content is pleasing and concise. There's a little potted history of the Internet, sections on how to get online, use email and get the most from search engines. I actually learnt a few things form the latter section. Most books tend to list stuff you already know, but hat's of to Dinnick for a pretty thorough job.
It's obvoius the author loves his subject matter. And as he syas on the back jacket, he reviews 1,500 sites a month at Internet Magazine so he sghould know which ones are godd and which are bad.
Overall, The Internet Atlas is a unique publication mainly due to its format rather than subject, but even that is handled with aplomp. The Rough Guide is good, but this "Posh" Guide is better value! I know what my dad (who's just gone online) will be getting for Xmas...
Then there's the content. On top of the authors' style -- which are very clear with some nice phrases -- there is a whole heap of great images.
Overall, this is a great book and a really good one to give as a gift, as it looks good on a coffee table!