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The Internet kids & family yellow pages
Polly, Jean Armour.
Personal Author:
Third edition.
Publication Information:
Berkeley, Calif. : Osborne McGraw-Hill, [1999]

Physical Description:
xl, 744 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm + 1 computer laser optical disc (4 3/4 in.)
General Note:
Includes indexes.
Format :


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ZA4226 .P65 1999 Book and Software Set Open Shelf

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This is a best-selling book which has achieved more success than any other kids & Internet-oriented title. Parents & teachers continue to be concerned about illicit materials on the Internet, & to date, our book is the only book which provides parents with a resource that allows their kids to safely explore the Internet. Author continues to gain visibility & exposure--numerous opportunities will lead to tremendous visibility in 1998. Search engines provide too many choices--this title is a safe, relevant, & specific resource guide geared towards the family environment.

Author Notes

Jean Armour Polly is a best-selling author, columnist, librarian, and mom. Under her Net-mom brand, she writes and consults for many family and high-tech companies. She believes families must learn to balance the virtual world of the Internet with fresh air and actual reality outside

Reviews 1

Library Journal Review

When film first appeared, it took years for the first filmmakers to unbolt the camera from the floor and do more than parade people in front of the lens. These ubiquitous "yellow" pages to the Internet are similar to bolted-down cameras. The organization is always alphabetic, a weak way to organize information since freedom does not really need to come next to fun, and "see references" are never as easy as HTML links. In sheer numbers of citations, they pale in comparison with the resource collections on gateway sites such as Yahoo, and in terms of selectivity, users would be better served by the evolving bookmark files in many public libraries. The only benefit is the format's familiarity, making these gentle introductions for folks new to the net. If newbies are still asking for this sort of hand-holding, buy Polly's book, which is the most selective and focused of the three. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. xv
About the Research Teamp. xvii
Introductionp. xix
Net-mom's 10 Special Don't-Miss Hotlistsp. xxiii
Son of Net-mom's Top 10 Sitesp. xxxiii
The Best of the Rest of the Bookp. xxxv
African Americansp. 1
Amphibiansp. 4
Amusement Parksp. 6
Ancient Civilizations and Archaeologyp. 8
Anthropologyp. 12
Aquariumsp. 12
Architecturep. 14
Artp. 18
Asian Americansp. 25
Astronomy, Space, and Space Explorationp. 26
Aviation and Airplanesp. 39
Biologyp. 43
Birdsp. 45
Boating and Sailingp. 53
Books and Literaturep. 54
Carsp. 64
Catsp. 66
Chemistryp. 67
Circuses and Clownsp. 69
Clothingp. 71
Codes and Ciphersp. 72
Collectors and Collectingp. 74
Color and Coloring Booksp. 77
Comics and Cartoonsp. 79
Computersp. 83
Consumer Informationp. 94
Cooking, Food, and Drinkp. 95
Crafts and Hobbiesp. 105
Creation Studiesp. 107
Cultural Diversityp. 107
Curiosities and Wondersp. 108
Dancep. 109
Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Timesp. 113
Disneyp. 116
Dogs and Dog Sportsp. 119
Earth Sciencep. 122
Endangered and Extinct Speciesp. 134
Energyp. 134
Etiquette and Customsp. 136
Evolutionp. 137
Explorers and Exploringp. 138
Family Home Pagesp. 141
Farming and Agriculturep. 141
Festivals and Fairsp. 144
Fishp. 145
Fitness and Exercisep. 146
Flagsp. 147
Folklore and Mythologyp. 149
Games and Funp. 153
Genealogy and Family Historyp. 164
Geographyp. 165
Health and Safetyp. 170
Historyp. 180
Holidaysp. 200
Horses and Equestrian Sportsp. 216
Insects and Spidersp. 220
Internetp. 223
Inventions and Inventorsp. 239
Invertebratesp. 242
Jokes and Riddlesp. 244
Jugglingp. 245
Karting and Soap Box Derbyp. 246
Kitesp. 246
Knotsp. 247
Languages and Alphabetsp. 249
Latinop. 257
Librariesp. 260
Magic Tricksp. 262
Mammalsp. 263
Math and Arithmeticp. 279
Models and Miniaturesp. 286
Moneyp. 288
Monstersp. 291
Moviesp. 293
Music and Musiciansp. 295
Native Americans and Other Indigenous Peoplesp. 311
News, Newspapers, and Magazinesp. 316
Optical Illusionsp. 321
Organizationsp. 322
Outdoor Recreationp. 324
Paradesp. 329
Peacep. 330
Pen Palsp. 333
People and Biographiesp. 334
Pets and Pet Carep. 340
Photographyp. 342
Physicsp. 344
Plants, Trees, and Gardensp. 350
Pollutionp. 357
Puppets and Muppetsp. 359
Queens, Kings, and Royaltyp. 361
Quotationsp. 364
Radiop. 365
Railroads and Trainsp. 368
Reading and Literacyp. 369
Recyclingp. 370
Reference Worksp. 371
Religion and Spiritualityp. 381
Reptilesp. 390
Rights and Freedomsp. 393
Robotsp. 394
Schools and Educationp. 397
Sciencep. 401
Sharksp. 405
Ships and Shipwrecksp. 405
Sportsp. 409
Star Trek, Star Wars, and Space Epicsp. 432
Summer Campsp. 433
Telephonep. 434
Televisionp. 435
Timep. 442
Toysp. 445
Travelp. 450
Treasure and Treasurehuntingp. 451
Trucks and Heavy Equipmentp. 453
Ufos and Extra Terrestrialsp. 455
United Statesp. 456
Video and Spy Camsp. 480
Video Gamesp. 482
Weather and Meteorologyp. 484
Whyp. 490
Wordsp. 493
Writingp. 495
X-Filesp. 497
X-Menp. 497
X-Raysp. 497
Xylophonep. 497
Yogap. 498
Zoologyp. 498
Zoosp. 499
Countries of The Worldp. 501
Zimbabwep. 611
Parenting and Families: Introductionp. 612
Parenting and Familiesp. 630
Adoptionp. 631
Babiesp. 631
Baby-Sittingp. 633
Birthday Partiesp. 633
Consumer Informationp. 634
Death and Griefp. 634
Divorcep. 635
Educationp. 635
Entertainmentp. 641
Family Funp. 643
Health and Safetyp. 645
Internetp. 652
Movingp. 655
Parentingp. 655
Preschoolersp. 660
Travelp. 661
Indexp. 663
Alphabetical List of Sitesp. 703
About the CD-ROMp. 735