From the Quicksilver Metaweb.
This is a page for Quicksilver, a novel by Neal StephensonCryptonomicon's slightly parallel universe — who interact with Leibniz and Newton in the Seventeenth Century. It further explores the mystery of Enoch Root.
- List of figures and illustrations
- A very brief introduction to the Royal Society (Talith)
- Erasmus Darwin (Andrew Berry)
- Carl Linnaeus (Andrew Berry)
- Daniel Waterhouse (Alan Sinder)
- Gedankenexperiment (Jeremy Bornstein)
- Isaac Newton (Alan Sinder)
- Leibniz and the Christianization of China (Ken Levasseur)
- Leibniz — and Black Humor (Alan Sinder)
- Battle of Sedgemoor (Cheryl Morgan)
- Judge Jeffreys (Alan Sinder)
- Eliza and Abolition (Alan Sinder) & Barbary pirates
- Qwghlm's Ducal Family (Alan Sinder)
- The Caesar cipher (Talith)
- The Vigenère Cipher (Brian Hicks)
- The Vigenère Cipher (Talith)
- Frequency analysis (Talith)
- London & Tower of London
- Robert Dudley, earl of Leicester
- Sir Robert Dudley - claimed he had a good method of determining longitude.
- Star Chamber
Neal Stephenson, Volume I in a series called The Baroque Cycle. The Metaweb contains a listing of Quicksilver annotations by page number as well as other interesting information and insights.
Monty Python to the Vigenère Cipher, from Tycho Brahe to Richard Feynman, we are slowly building a knowledge base. Annotations of books other than Quicksilver explores Homer, Robert Heinlein, Edward Abbey as well as Cryptonomicon, Snow Crash, and The Diamond Age, or A Young Lady's Illustrated Primer.
Gödel Escher Bach is explored when we look at Gödel's Incompleteness Theorem as well as an oddly named British Stuffed Shirt with a Finnish surname. Xeno's Paradox is looked at in a Gedankenexperiment by Albert Einstein as well.
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- The Baroque Cycle
- The Confusion
- Stephenson:Neal:Quicksilver:All annotations by page number
- Stephenson:Neal:Quicksilver:List of figures and illustrations
- Stephenson:Neal:Quicksilver:List of people
- Paradise Lost
- Stephenson:Neal:Quicksilver:Reference Bibliography
- Stephenson:Neal:Quicksilver:Chapter Thumbnails
- ISBN 0738200301, George Dyson's Darwin Among the Machines: The Evolution of Global Intelligence should be noted
- About.com Review