Tim Berners-Lee: Inventor of the World Wide Web
by Melissa Stewart
Career Biographies
Ferguson Publishing, 2001
for Grades 7-12
ISBN 978-0-89434-367-4
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Rachel Carson: Scientist and Writer
Inventor of the World Wide Web
Growing up with parents who worked on the first general-purpose computer built for commercial use, influenced Tim Berners-Lee to think analytically and forge ahead in new directions. These are two of the characteristics that helped him invent the World Wide Web in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Today, it’s hard to imagine life without it.
Research Notes
“This was a difficult book to research because Berners-Lee refused to be interviewed. It was easy to find information about his accomplishments, but hard to understand the man himself. In the end, I had to devote more of the book to explaining computer science than I had originally intended. Luckily, young readers have told me they like the clear, simple descriptions of how browsers and servers and HTML work.”
“Stewart posits that Berners-Lee’s invention has had as important an impact on society as Gutenberg’s movable type in the 1400s. He not only developed the Web, but also the browser, server, HTML, etc. This interesting combination of biography and career guide should have strong appeal for students.”
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