Matt Anniss - How Does Wifi Work? - Hachette Children's Group

How Does Wifi Work?

By Matt Anniss

  • Paperback
  • £9.99

This series looks at the revolutionary, cutting-edge science that we rely on to run our lives and keep our modern world working.

WiFi has made our communication technology truly mobile. Today, we can check our emails or log on to an Internet site at a café, train station or an airport - anywhere, infact, where WiFi is available. Learn how the world became wireless and how that changed both the way we work and the way we have fun. Find out more about how WiFi works and how this high-tech science has brought freedom to your world.

High-Tech Science is a series of four books that look at the revolutionary, cutting-edge science that we rely on to run our lives and keep our modern world working. Closely linked to the Science and Design and Technology curriculums!

Biographical Notes

Matt Anniss has edited and written for some of the most prestigious DJ magazines out there, including Mixmag and IDJ. He also DJs regularly in clubs around the world and has even released his own singles.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9780750290845
  • Publication date: 09 Jun 2016
  • Page count: 48
  • Imprint: Wayland
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