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The Internet Writing Journal, March 2000
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Online Health and Fitness by Joan Price and Shannon Entin

Alpha Books, December 1999.
Trade Paperback, 294 pages.
ISBN: 0789722089
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Online Health and Fitness
by Joan Price and Shannon Entin The Internet offers a vast wealth of health-related information, services and shopping. This new guide will help you find some of the best sites and learn how to use them effectively. The book provides resources and search tips for many health-related topics, including fitness, workouts, fitness programs, aerobics, strength training, yoga, martial arts, recreational activities, health shopping, health resorts, nutrition, weight loss, dieting, medical resources, alternative medicine, kid's health, mental health and medication. The book also provides a valuable section about how to research a specific medical condition and includes examples for researching menopause, HIV and cancer. In addition, the book also provides methods for evaluating online health and fitness information and ways to determine if a product or service could be a scam you should avoid.

Anyone interested in researching health on the Internet will find this reference book a valuable companion. Laced with interesting health factoids and drawings, this is a fun way to introduce yourself to health information -- the Internet way.


HTML: The Definitive Guide by Chuck Musciano and Bill Kennedy

O'Reilly, 1998.
Trade Paperback, 587 pages.
ISBN: 1565924924
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HTML The Defintive Guide
by Chuck Musciano and Bill Kennedy HTML: The Definitive guide contains instruction, sample code and quick reference sections for anyone using HTML. It also provides instruction and solutions for designing webpages with HTML. Some of the HTML concepts covered in the book include HTML structure, text basics, images, layout, multimedia, links, formatted lists, cascading style sheets, forms, tables, frames, JavaScript and dynamic documents. Each section contains instruction, examples, solutions to common problems, tips and sample code to help readers quickly grasp each HTML concept. The guide also includes quick reference sections covering HTML grammar, HTML tags, cascading style sheet properties, the HTML 4.0 DTD, character entities and color names and values. A quick reference pull-out card is also included that lists HTML tags.

With HTML: The Definitive Guide programmers will be able to quickly find answers to their HTML questions. The book is also an excellent learning tool for beginners. An authoritative reference that anyone working with HTML should have in their reference library.


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