Google: Company and Its Founders

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This title examines the remarkable lives of Larry Page and Sergey Brin and their work building the groundbreaking company Google. Readers will learn about Page and Brin’s backgrounds and education, as well as their early careers. Also covered is a look at how Google operates and issues the company faces, such as handling privacy and copyright lawsuits, facing competition, and developing new online user services. Color photos, detailed maps, and informative sidebars accompany easy-to-read, compelling text. Features include a timeline, facts, additional resources, web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index. Technology Pioneers is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Interest Level Grade 6 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 8
BISACS JNF061000, JNF012030, JNF051120
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Biographies, Science & Technology
Copyright 2011
Division Abdo Publishing
Imprint Essential Library
Language English
Number of Pages 112
Season 2011-01-01
ISBN 9781617148088, 9781617840944
Title Format Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks
Dewey 338.7
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 6.25 x 9.25
Lexile 1120
ATOS Reading Level 8.5
ATOS Interest Level MG
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 153123
Accelerated Reader® Points 3.0
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Technology Pioneers Set 1 – Horn Book Guide

Each book begins with an overview of the title company’s main product, then backtracks to provide a well-narrated history of its conception and development. Key figures are profiled in a way that makes clear their creativity, entrepreneurship, and inextricable links to their respective organizations. Useful photographs are included.

Google: Company and Its Founders (Technology Pioneers) – Booklist

You know you’ve arrived once you’ve become a verb. Googling Google produces billions of results to read through, but this more analog, print resource provides a compact, direct, well-researched, and relevant explanation of how Sergey Brin, Larry Page, and their brand have changed the world. Part of the Technology Pioneers series, this title presents just the right amount of background on the two men, including details of their friendship and partnership, before it moves into more thorough explorations of how the founders’ creation has grown far beyond providing basic Web searches, with meteoric successes and challenges. Dynamically designed with clear and colorful photographs, sidebars, and wide margins, this is at once a dual biography, Internet history, and business primer.

Technology Pioneers Set 1 – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

Written in a clear, linear fashion, this series offers vivid, well-researched details about the development of technological advancements considered essential in today’s society. The books provide a profile of the person or persons behind each innovation, including their background and education, and discuss how the concepts behind the technology were shaped and implemented. “Essential Facts” sections neatly sum up the important pieces of information to take away from the books. Readers who are interested in technology and inventions will be thoroughly engrossed by these behind-the-scenes looks at technologies they use every day.

Author: Susan E. Hamen