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How Computers Work (8th Edition) (How It Works)

A classic is back in its 8th and best edition yet! How Computers Work, 8th Edition is a must-have for anyone interested in the inner-workings of computers. The full-color, detailed illustrations will take you deep inside your PC and show you just how intricate it is. This latest edition has been updated with information on all of the latest technologies, including:
  • PCI Express Bus
  • Serial ATA Connections
  • Digital Photography Software
  • TiVos, Gas Plasma Screens, iPods, and Other Home Entertainment Equipment
  • Google and eBay
  • 3D Game Development, Two-Slot Video Cards, and Overclocking
How Computers Work has sold over two million copies world wide. But don't take our word for it — get your copy today!


Discusses the inner workings of today's home and business computers including Pentium III and MMX processors, fingerprint and voice recognition, Notebook and palm computers, and how virtual reality equipment adds a third dimension to PC worlds. Softcover. CD-ROM included. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

How Computers Work shows you how chips, software, memory, and hardware work using detailed four-color drawings. An interactive game-like CD-ROM takes you directly inside your computer. This book is completely updated and revised to include the latest technology developments.

An updated introduction to the workings of the computer explores the basics of microchips, hardware, software, and computer memory, providing an entertaining and informative tour of every part of the computer, from hard drive and processor to mouse, monitor, and keyboard. Also takes you through the workings of digital cameras, ebooks, Bluetooth, and much more.

About the Author

Ron White, former Executive Editor and Columnist of PC Computing, developed the "How it Works" series to explain technology. White has written for dozens of computer magazines and authored several books over 20 years. He is a fellow in criticism of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and his work has been a finalist for the National Magazine Award. Tim Downs, Creative Director for Infoworld Media Group, is an Award winning Techno-ceptual Illustrator focused on disseminating information for easy digestion. By drawing from his vast computer and informational design knowledge, Tim has developed the richly illustrated style that is unique to How Computers Work.

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