Pearson; 7th edition
Motivates readers with a top-down; layered approach to computer networking. Unique among computer networking textbooks; the popular Computer Networking: A Top Down Approach 7th edition by James Kurose and Keith Ross builds on the author’s long tradition of teaching this complex subject through a layered approach in a “top-down manner.” The PDF ebook works its way from the application layer down toward the physical layer; motivating college students and readers by exposing them to important concepts early in their study of networking. Focusing on the Internet and the fundamentally important issues of networking; this etextbook provides an excellent foundation for readers and college students interested in electrical engineering and computer science; without requiring extensive knowledge of mathematics or programming. The 7th Edition has been updated to reflect the most important and exciting recent advances in networking.