The Internet for the Older and Wiser - Get Up andRunning Safely on the Web
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The Internet is not just for the youthful-it's for everyone!

With plenty of leisure time and disposable income, the over 50s are the fastest growing segment of Internet users. From booking holidays to shopping, joining clubs and researching family history, the Internet is where the people over 50 can indulge in their favorite pastimes and stay in touch with friends and family.

The Internet for the Older and Wiser is the ideal solution to get you up and running safely on the World Wide Web. This full-colour guide walks you step by step through the basics, while giving you the best advice on how to make the most of what the Internet has to offer.

Shows you how to safely search and shop online; research your family tree; stay in touch with family; join social networks; and manage your financesWritten in full colour with explanatory screenshots and an easy-to-read fontIncludes brain-teaser sections, a glossary for easy reference, and a useful website directory.Uses the latest release of Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows XP, and Internet Explorer 8-updates, including Windows 7, and training tutorials can be found online at

If you want to get started online but don't know how, you won't find a better guide than The Internet for the Older and Wiser.


Adrian Arnold qualified as a veterinary surgeon from Cambridge University in 1964. Having served as an assistant in general practices in Dunstable and Woking he set up his own veterinary practice in Crawley in 1968. Having created a four-man, two-centre practice the family decided to move to Colchester in Essex where he set up another new practice in 1987. Throughout this time he became a freelance journalist writing for both the local and veterinary press. In 1989 he became one of the first vets in the country to computerise his veterinary records and computing has remained a hobby ever since.

His other hobbies included light aircraft flying,digital photography, reading and travelling to meet friends and relatives in Europe, America, Africa and Asia.

Adrian and his wife, Jen, who still sits as a magistrate, have three children and four grandchildren while they enjoy his retirement in a small village in the Stour valley.



About the Author.

Publisher's Acknowledgement.

Icons used in the book.

Chapter 1 – Introduction.

PART I – Using your Internet tools.

Chapter 2 – Getting started.

Chapter 3 – Browsing the Internet.

Chapter 4 – Searching the Internet.

Chapter 5 – Staying safe online.

Chapter 6 – Getting help.

Chapter 7 – Email.

Chapter 8 – Entertainment on the Web.

PART II – Shopping.

Chapter 9 – Shopping.

Chapter 10 – Travel on the Internet.

Chapter 11 – Save money and get a bargain.

PART III – Projects.

Chapter 12 – Digital photography online.

Chapter 13 – Learning a new skill.

Chapter 14 – Managing your finances.

Chapter 15 – Staying in touch.

Chapter 16 – Social networking.

Chapter 17 – Publishing online.

Chapter 18 – Research your family tree.

PART IV – Appendices.

Appendix A – Internet links.

Appendix B – Glossary.