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Gilster, Paul 1949-

Overview
Works: 26 works in 212 publications in 8 languages and 7,090 library holdings
Genres: Popular works  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction
Classifications: TL788.7, 025.04
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Paul Gilster
The Internet navigator by Paul Gilster( Book )

57 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in 6 languages and held by 1,809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guide to the Internet computer network with information on sending and receiving electronic mail, locating service providers, and more
Digital literacy by Paul Gilster( Book )

20 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and Japanese and held by 1,247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Digital Literacy isn't a book about how to get around the Internet. That ground has been amply covered. Digital Literacy provides Internet novices with the basic thinking skills and core competencies they'll need to thrive in an interactive environment so fundamentally different from passive media such as television or print
Finding it on the Internet : the essential guide to archie, Veronica, Gopher, WAIS, WWW (including Mosaic), and other search and browsing tools by Paul Gilster( Book )

32 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in 5 languages and held by 1,209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It's common knowledge that the Internet - with its gigabytes of text and graphics files, its thousands of databases and software programs - is the world's largest and fastest-growing storehouse of digital information. But locating information on the net is not an easy matter. Because it is not centrally administered, the Internet lacks anything like a definitive "catalog," "table of contents," or "index"--Or even a coherent set of electronic tools for sorting through and searching out information. Internet users trying to track down a document or database are confronted with an overwhelming mass of data, a sometimes obscure and always changing electronic landscape, and a bewildering array of tools for taking stock of and organizing what's "out there."" "In Finding It on the Internet, bestselling author Paul Gilster shows how to bring some measure of order to this chaotic situation. With clear discussions of how to formulate realistic, workable plans for gathering information, as well as step-by-step explanations of all the major Internet tools, Gilster describes the critical difference between search engines like WAIS, archie, and Veronica, and browsing tools like Gopher and World Wide Web; fine-tuning online sessions with the latest Internet tools, including Jughead and HYTELNET - and for those with high-speed access, Mosaic; numerous actual search and browsing sessions that demonstrate the importance of careful planning as well as trial and error; and accessing a wide variety of search and browsing tools even when you're limited to an "e-mail only" Internet account." "As an information resource, the Internet is very much a work in progress. Even for researchers who have used it for years, the net can prove frustrating and confusing. Nonetheless, as Paul Gilster demonstrates in this book, with some planning and perseverance, you can set sail confidently on the network's vast sea of information."--Jacket
The new Internet Navigator by Paul Gilster( Book )

21 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Mosaic navigator : the essential guide to internet interface by Paul Gilster( Book )

16 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and Polish and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Centauri dreams : imagining and planning interstellar exploration by Paul Gilster( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why, today, would anyone undertake a plan to launch a spacecraft some 30 years in the future, and on a journey that would take some 40 years to complete? Paul Gilster investigates the science, and the spirit, of the NASA and JPL researchers who are actually at work on just such a project. From the reviews: "Gilster introduces the challenges of imagining and planning interstellar exploration by leading readers through the difficulties of reaching and exploring the nearest bright star, Alpha Centauri. Seeded by ideas and concepts of the late Robert Forward, the narrative is framed as a learning process undertaken simultaneously by writer and reader. Although Alpha Centauri is astronomically nearby, a postulated trip by robot spacecraft, followed by manned exploration, would take 50 to 1,000 years, depending on the type of spacecraft propulsion used. Various methods for interstellar travel are introduced and discussed, including solar sails that use the power of starlight, nuclear fusion, antimatter hybrid systems, and beamed laser propulsion. One challenge is to get there in a reasonable time so that funding support, public interest, and events on Earth will not divert attention from the mission. Another challenge is timing the mission relative to available technology, because with better technology it might be possible to send a later robot on the same mission in less time. The book has no figures, tables, or illustrations but does include 30 pages of notes and an adequate 14-page index. Though the concepts presented are often fanciful, this book will appeal to readers who wonder about the future of exploration beyond the solar system. Summing Up: Highly recommended. General readers; professionals." (W.E. Howard III, CHOICE, March 2005)
The SLIP/PPP connection : the essential guide to graphical Internet access by Paul Gilster( Book )

16 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using Netscape, Mosaic, WinGopher, and other new graphical programs requires a Serial Line Internet Protocol (SLIP) or a Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) connection to the Internet. But few computer users know how to establish such a connection. Fewer still know of the many benefits of graphical Internet access beyond surfing the World Wide Web. The SLIP/PPP Connection provides all the information you need to overcome the now-legendary obstacles of establishing these special Internet accounts and to achieve smooth, graphical access to the World Wide Web and the rest of the Internet. Written by internationally acclaimed Internet guru Paul Gilster, this is the first complete, step-by-step guide to getting, using, and maintaining a SLIP or PPP connection. You'll be able to select, find, and download the right hardware and software for every Internet application
Finding it on the Internet : the Internet Navigator's guide to search tools and techniques by Paul Gilster( Book )

11 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows how to conceive, design, and execute focused and efficient searches to get information as quickly as possible
The Web navigator by Paul Gilster( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Centauri dreams : imagining and planning interstellar travel by Paul Gilster( Book )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[T]ells the story of what the key researchers in interstellar exploration are doing, and how they move their projects forward, when most of the relevant science has not been experimentally verified, and most of the engineering is still decades, if not centuries, into the future."--Cover
El navegante de Mosaic by Paul Gilster( Book )

4 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in Spanish and English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cómo descubrir la potencia de este nuevo instrumento de Internet, con una explicación de World Wide Web, además de la descripción de las herramientas de Internet que se encuentran ahora disponibles a través de Mosaic (Telnet, FTP, Gopher y Veronica)
Navigare con Netscape e Mosaic by Paul Gilster( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in Italian and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The SLIPP/PPP connection : the essential guide to high-speed Internet access for the dial-up user by Paul Gilster( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il nuovo Navigare con Internet by Paul Gilster( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in Italian and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intānetto nabigēta( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Navigare con SLIP/PPP by Paul Gilster( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in Italian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

MOSAIC nabigeta( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Navigator Internet : putevoditel dlia cheloveka s kompiuterom i Modemom by Paul Gilster( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in Russian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Digital literacy age by Paul Gilster( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The new age of communications by John O Green( Book )

2 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

What we can expect from the explosion of digital networks, and what society will be like at the crossroads of communications technologies
 
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Alternative Names
Gilster, Paul.

Gilster, Paul A.

Гилстер, Пол 1949-

ギルスター, ポール

Languages
English (160)

Italian (12)

Spanish (11)

German (9)

Japanese (6)

Polish (4)

Dutch (3)

Russian (1)

Covers
Digital literacyFinding it on the Internet : the essential guide to archie, Veronica, Gopher, WAIS, WWW (including Mosaic), and other search and browsing toolsThe new Internet NavigatorThe Mosaic navigator : the essential guide to internet interfaceCentauri dreams : imagining and planning interstellar explorationThe SLIP/PPP connection : the essential guide to graphical Internet accessFinding it on the Internet : the Internet Navigator's guide to search tools and techniquesThe Web navigator