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How to be a great online searcher, demonstrated with step-by-step searches for answers to a series of intriguing questions (for example, "Is that plant poisonous?"). We all know how to look up something online by typing words into a search engine. We do this so often that we have made the most famous search engine a verb: We Google it - "Japan population" or "Nobel Peace Prize" or "poison ivy" or whatever we want to know. But knowing how to Google something doesn't make us search experts; there's much more we can do to access the massive collective knowledge available online. 

In The Joy of Search, Daniel Russell shows us how to be great online researchers. We don't have to be computer geeks or a scholar searching out obscure facts; we just need to know some basic methods. Russell demonstrates these methods with step-by-step searches for answers to a series of intriguing questions - from "what is the wrong side of a towel?" to "what is the most likely way you will die?" Along the way, listeners will discover essential tools for effective online searches - and learn some fascinating facts and interesting stories.

©2019 Daniel M. Russell (P)2020 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

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  • Glenn Guillory, SFO
  • 22-05-2021


MAXIMUM RETURN NUMBER: I didn’t know there was such a thing until I tried to return this book...and couldn’t. I quit Audible because of this but missed the service and “ate crow” and rejoined.

The sales-pitch voice and manner of presentation of the narrator was disgusting. I was offended as one would be by a bad salesman in a car dealership into which you had come only to look at new cars.

The content was exactly what I was looking for BUT THE NARRATOR TELLS YOU THE CHARTS AND ILLUSTRATIONS WILL BE THE MEAT OF THE BOOK and then you find out that there is no accompanying pdf file about these charts and illustrations. You are blind listening to this salesman talk about the charts as if you can see them, about the illustrations as if you saw and understood them.

I was flabbergasted that a company so well managed so far would put this selection for a choice to a suscriber and not add a visual aid file, or say it was not provided. You can go buy an ebook and see the images on your computer or you can buy the paper printed book and see. Why would you buy this Audible hollowed out shell of a book when buying it on Kindle with the audio feature turned on gives you the same thing.

Duh is my rating!

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