Google It: A History of Google
Google It: A History of Google
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Annotation: Describes how two Stanford University students developed the website Google and overcame business obstacles and skepticsm to create one of the world's most influential Internet companies.
Genre: Biographies
Catalog Number: #171201
Format: Publisher's Hardcover
No other formats available
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Copyright Date: 2018
Edition Date: 2018
Pages: 231 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: 1-250-14822-7
ISBN 13: 978-1-250-14822-3
Dewey: 920
LCCN: 2017041741
Dimensions: 24 cm.
Language: English
Horn Book
This enthusiastic history of Google starts with Larry Page and Sergey Brin as Stanford doctoral candidates then clearly and comprehensively traces the company's growth and diversification. Emphasizing Google's motto, "Don't be evil," the conversational text celebrates the company's revolutionary products, business model, and work culture. This book is timely, given Google's pervasiveness. Photographs, archival screenshots, and sidebar anecdotes are scattered throughout. Bib.
Starred Review ALA Booklist
*Starred Review* This is an entertaining history of how Google, now almost 20 years old, has become so ubiquitous in many lives. Stanford University students Larry Page and Sergey Mikhaylovich Brin. began a PhD thesis project (initially called BackRub!) to "organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful." Eventually, it evolved into Google, and this book covers further innovations, from Google Doodle to Google Home and Google's project expansion into space travel, health, and ways to prolong life. One of the newest projects is a balloon-powered internet for areas lacking an internet infrastructure. Some innovations have failed (remember Google Glass?), and their success hasn't been without controversy. Some authors believed Google Books was a copyright infringement, while Gmail led people to question privacy issues. Google was criticized for allowing China to censor certain searches until Google redirected those users to another site. Investigative journalist Redding does an admirable job of chronicling the co-creators' amazing successes and will inspire young people to follow in their ingenious footsteps. It's more comprehensive than other books for young readers about Google's founders, with energetically written short chapters, interesting facts, graphics, and photos, although it does lack an index. The sky is the limit on what this fantastically innovative company can achieve.
Bibliography Index/Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-230).
Word Count: 37,266
Reading Level: 6.5
Interest Level: 7-12
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 6.5 / points: 6.0 / quiz: 198442 / grade: Middle Grades
Reading Counts!: reading level:5.6 / points:10.0 / quiz:Q75091
Lexile: 870L
Guided Reading Level: Z

Think. Invent. Organize Share. Don't be evil. Shoot for the Moon. and Change The World. Larry Page and Sergey Brin were two college students with an interesting idea. Now they run one of the most innovative and influential companies in the world. Find out the true history of Google in this inspiring story about thinking big, taking chances, and trying to make the world a better place. Book jacket.

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