Described by Jeff prosise of PC magazine as "one of My favorite books on applied computer technology," This updated second edition brings you fully up-to-date on the latest developments in the data compression field. It thoroughly covers the various data compression techniques including compression of binary programs, data, sound, and graphics. Each technique is illustrated with a completely functional C program that demonstrates how data compression works and how it can be readily incorporated into your own compression programs. The accompanying disk contains the code files that demonstrate the various techniques of data compression found in the book.