Quicksilver

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ISBN 10 : 9780061792779
Pages : 480 pages
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Download or read book Quicksilver written by Neal Stephenson and published by Harper Collins. This book was released on 2009-10-13 with total page 480 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Quicksilver is the story of Daniel Waterhouse, fearless thinker and conflicted Puritan, pursuing knowledge in the company of the greatest minds of Baroque-era Europe, in a chaotic world where reason wars with the bloody ambitions of the mighty, and where catastrophe, natural or otherwise, can alter the political landscape overnight. It is a chronicle of the breathtaking exploits of "Half-Cocked Jack" Shaftoe -- London street urchin turned swashbuckling adventurer and legendary King of the Vagabonds -- risking life and limb for fortune and love while slowly maddening from the pox. And it is the tale of Eliza, rescued by Jack from a Turkish harem to become spy, confidante, and pawn of royals in order to reinvent Europe through the newborn power of finance. A gloriously rich, entertaining, and endlessly inventive novel that brings a remarkable age and its momentous events to vivid life, Quicksilver is an extraordinary achievement from one of the most original and important literary talents of our time. And it's just the beginning ...

Quicksilver

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Publisher : William Morrow Paperbacks
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ISBN 10 : 0060593083
Pages : 960 pages
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Download or read book Quicksilver written by Neal Stephenson and published by William Morrow Paperbacks. This book was released on 2004-09-21 with total page 960 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Quicksilver is the story of Daniel Waterhouse, fearless thinker and conflicted Puritan, pursuing knowledge in the company of the greatest minds of Baroque-era Europe, in a chaotic world where reason wars with the bloody ambitions of the mighty, and where catastrophe, natural or otherwise, can alter the political landscape overnight. It is a chronicle of the breathtaking exploits of "Half-Cocked Jack" Shaftoe -- London street urchin turned swashbuckling adventurer and legendary King of the Vagabonds -- risking life and limb for fortune and love while slowly maddening from the pox. And it is the tale of Eliza, rescued by Jack from a Turkish harem to become spy, confidante, and pawn of royals in order to reinvent Europe through the newborn power of finance. A gloriously rich, entertaining, and endlessly inventive novel that brings a remarkable age and its momentous events to vivid life, Quicksilver is an extraordinary achievement from one of the most original and important literary talents of our time. And it's just the beginning ...

Megacorporation

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ISBN 10 : 9781108428026
Pages : 200 pages
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Download or read book Megacorporation written by Glen Whelan and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2021-04-08 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Through its many subsidiaries, the megacorporation Alphabet, Google's parent company, is fundamentally transforming our experience of the past, present and future. This novel philosophical perspective on corporate social influence will appeal to readers interested in big tech, business and society, political economy and organization studies.

The Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century Fiction

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ISBN 10 : 9781405192446
Pages : 1536 pages
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Download or read book The Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century Fiction written by and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2010-12-08 with total page 1536 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This Encyclopedia is an indispensible reference guide to twentieth-century fiction in the English-language. With nearly 500 contributors and over 1 million words, it is the most comprehensive and authoritative reference guide to twentieth-century fiction in the English language. Contains over 500 entries of 1000-3000 words written in lucid, jargon-free prose, by an international cast of leading scholars Arranged in 3 volumes covering British and Irish Fiction, American Fiction, and World Fiction, with each volume edited by a leading scholar in the field Entries cover major writers (such as Saul Bellow, Raymond Chandler, John Steinbeck, Virginia Woolf, A.S Byatt, Samual Beckett, D.H. Lawrence, Zadie Smith, Salman Rushdie, V.S. Naipaul, Nadine Gordimer, Alice Munro, Chinua Achebe, J.M. Coetzee, and Ngūgī Wa Thiong’o) and their key works Covers the genres and sub-genres of fiction in English across the twentieth century (including crime fiction, sci fi, chick lit, the noir novel, and the avante garde novel) as well as the major movements, debates, and rubrics within the field (censorship, globalization, modernist fiction, fiction and the film industry, and the fiction of migration, Diaspora, and exile)

Novum Organum II

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ISBN 10 : 9781475810011
Pages : 126 pages
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Download or read book Novum Organum II written by Chris Edwards and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2014-04-10 with total page 126 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In 1620, the British politician and philosopher Francis Bacon published Novum Organum (New Method) and formalized the previously scattershot methods of scientific experimentation into a method able to be replicated. In due time, the Western world would build an intellectual empire on the basis of Bacon’s concepts of scientific research. The West’s university and its scientific and medical systems all stem from Bacon’s philosophy. But after nearly four hundred years; it is time for something new again. In mathematics, theoretical physics, and philosophy, a quiet revolution has begun. Thinkers who can study across disciplines and form analogies, who take seriously the History and Philosophy of Science and its problems of metaphysics and epistemology, have been making impressive breakthroughs. These methods have been, up until now, as random as the process of experimentation was in Bacon’s day. This timely book has come to formalize these methods, build upon Bacon’s scientific research model, and to ultimately go beyond it.

Termination Shock

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ISBN 10 : 9780008404383
Pages : 720 pages
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Download or read book Termination Shock written by Neal Stephenson and published by HarperCollins UK. This book was released on 2021-11-11 with total page 720 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The #1 New York Times bestselling author returns with a visionary technothriller about climate change ‘Stephenson’s reputation as a sci-fi titan is deserved’ Sunday Times ‘His most visionary, and timely, book yet’ Chicago Review of Books ‘Absorbing speculative fiction’ Guardian

Tomorrow through the Past

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ISBN 10 : 9781443802703
Pages : 167 pages
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Download or read book Tomorrow through the Past written by Jon Lewis and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2008-12-18 with total page 167 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Tomorrow Through the Past: Neal Stephenson and the Project of Global Modernization is the first collection of scholarly essays dedicated exclusively to this important voice in contemporary American fiction. The collection grew from five essays originally presented at the 2006 XXth Century Literature Conference at the University of Louisville, and the contributors are made up of graduate students, independent scholars, and university professors who hope the collection will aid general readers as well as instructors teaching Stephenson and professionals building the critical response to his work. Reading through the lenses of history and linguistic, cultural, and science fiction studies, the essays in the collection examine each of Stephenson’s novels from The Big U to The Baroque Cycle as well as his long non-fiction work on computer operating systems, In the Beginning … Was the Command Line. Included in this collection is a new interview conducted with Stephenson during the summer of 2006.

The Routledge Companion to Cyberpunk Culture

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ISBN 10 : 9781351139861
Pages : 454 pages
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Download or read book The Routledge Companion to Cyberpunk Culture written by Anna McFarlane and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2019-11-28 with total page 454 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this companion, an international range of contributors examine the cultural formation of cyberpunk from micro-level analyses of example texts to macro-level debates of movements, providing readers with snapshots of cyberpunk culture and also cyberpunk as culture. With technology seamlessly integrated into our lives and our selves, and social systems veering towards globalization and corporatization, cyberpunk has become a ubiquitous cultural formation that dominates our twenty-first century techno-digital landscapes. The Routledge Companion to Cyberpunk Culture traces cyberpunk through its historical developments as a literary science fiction form to its spread into other media such as comics, film, television, and video games. Moreover, seeing cyberpunk as a general cultural practice, the Companion provides insights into photography, music, fashion, and activism. Cyberpunk, as the chapters presented here argue, is integrated with other critical theoretical tenets of our times, such as posthumanism, the Anthropocene, animality, and empire. And lastly, cyberpunk is a vehicle that lends itself to the rise of new futurisms, occupying a variety of positions in our regionally diverse reality and thus linking, as much as differentiating, our perspectives on a globalized technoscientific world. With original entries that engage cyberpunk’s diverse ‘angles’ and its proliferation in our life worlds, this critical reference will be of significant interest to humanities students and scholars of media, cultural studies, literature, and beyond.

Numerical Analysis

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ISBN 10 : 1400838967
Pages : 344 pages
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Download or read book Numerical Analysis written by L. Ridgway Scott and published by Princeton University Press. This book was released on 2011-04-18 with total page 344 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Computational science is fundamentally changing how technological questions are addressed. The design of aircraft, automobiles, and even racing sailboats is now done by computational simulation. The mathematical foundation of this new approach is numerical analysis, which studies algorithms for computing expressions defined with real numbers. Emphasizing the theory behind the computation, this book provides a rigorous and self-contained introduction to numerical analysis and presents the advanced mathematics that underpin industrial software, including complete details that are missing from most textbooks. Using an inquiry-based learning approach, Numerical Analysis is written in a narrative style, provides historical background, and includes many of the proofs and technical details in exercises. Students will be able to go beyond an elementary understanding of numerical simulation and develop deep insights into the foundations of the subject. They will no longer have to accept the mathematical gaps that exist in current textbooks. For example, both necessary and sufficient conditions for convergence of basic iterative methods are covered, and proofs are given in full generality, not just based on special cases. The book is accessible to undergraduate mathematics majors as well as computational scientists wanting to learn the foundations of the subject. Presents the mathematical foundations of numerical analysis Explains the mathematical details behind simulation software Introduces many advanced concepts in modern analysis Self-contained and mathematically rigorous Contains problems and solutions in each chapter Excellent follow-up course to Principles of Mathematical Analysis by Rudin

Seveneves

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ISBN 10 : 9780062190413
Pages : 880 pages
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Download or read book Seveneves written by Neal Stephenson and published by Harper Collins. This book was released on 2015-05-19 with total page 880 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Anathem, Reamde, and Cryptonomicon comes an exciting and thought-provoking science fiction epic—a grand story of annihilation and survival spanning five thousand years. What would happen if the world were ending? A catastrophic event renders the earth a ticking time bomb. In a feverish race against the inevitable, nations around the globe band together to devise an ambitious plan to ensure the survival of humanity far beyond our atmosphere, in outer space. But the complexities and unpredictability of human nature coupled with unforeseen challenges and dangers threaten the intrepid pioneers, until only a handful of survivors remain . . . Five thousand years later, their progeny—seven distinct races now three billion strong—embark on yet another audacious journey into the unknown . . . to an alien world utterly transformed by cataclysm and time: Earth. A writer of dazzling genius and imaginative vision, Neal Stephenson combines science, philosophy, technology, psychology, and literature in a magnificent work of speculative fiction that offers a portrait of a future that is both extraordinary and eerily recognizable. As he did in Anathem, Cryptonomicon, the Baroque Cycle, and Reamde, Stephenson explores some of our biggest ideas and perplexing challenges in a breathtaking saga that is daring, engrossing, and altogether brilliant.

The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. (The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O., Book 1)

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ISBN 10 : 9780008132583
Pages : 768 pages
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Download or read book The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. (The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O., Book 1) written by Neal Stephenson and published by HarperCollins UK. This book was released on 2017-06-15 with total page 768 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: You think you know how the world works? Think again.

China's Digital Nationalism

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ISBN 10 : 9780190876814
Pages : 304 pages
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Download or read book China's Digital Nationalism written by Florian Schneider and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2018-08-16 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Nationalism, in China as much as elsewhere, is today adopted, filtered, transformed, enhanced, and accelerated through digital networks. And as we have increasingly seen, nationalism in digital spheres interacts in complicated ways with nationalism "on the ground". If we are to understand the social and political complexities of the twenty-first century, we need to ask: what happens to nationalism when it goes digital? In China's Digital Nationalism, Florian Schneider explores the issue by looking at digital China first hand, exploring what search engines, online encyclopedias, websites, hyperlink networks, and social media can tell us about the way that different actors construct and manage a crucial topic in contemporary Chinese politics: the protracted historical relationship with neighbouring Japan. Using two cases, the infamous Nanjing Massacre of 1937 and the ongoing disputes over islands in the East China Sea, Schneider shows how various stakeholders in China construct networks and deploy power to shape nationalism for their own ends. These dynamics provide crucial lessons on how nation states adapt to the shifting terrain of the digital age and highlight how digital nationalism is today an emergent property of complex communication networks.

Anathem

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ISBN 10 : 9780061982484
Pages : 1008 pages
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Download or read book Anathem written by Neal Stephenson and published by Harper Collins. This book was released on 2009-10-06 with total page 1008 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A #1 New York Times Bestseller, Anathem is perhaps the most brilliant literary invention to date from the incomparable Neal Stephenson, who rocked the world with Snow Crash, Cryptonomicon, and The Baroque Cycle. Now he imagines an alternate universe where scientists, philosophers, and mathematicians live in seclusion behind ancient monastery walls until they are called back into the world to deal with a crisis of astronomical proportions. Anathem won the Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel and the reviews for have been dazzling: “Brilliant” (South Florida Sun-Sentinel), “Daring” (Boston Globe), “Immensely entertaining” (New York Times Book Review), “A tour de force” (St. Louis Post-Dispatch), while Time magazine proclaims, “The great novel of ideas…has morphed into science fiction, and Neal Stephenson is its foremost practitioner.”

Canary Fever

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ISBN 10 : 9781473219786
Pages : 320 pages
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Download or read book Canary Fever written by John Clute and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2016-11-24 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Canary Fever is a collection of reviews about the most significant literatures of the twenty-first century: science fiction, fantasy and horror: the literatures Clute argues should be recognized as the central modes of fantastika in our times. The title refers to the canary in the coal mine, who whiffs gas and dies to save miners; reviewers of fantastika can find themselves in a similar position, though words can only hurt us.

Talking Book Topics

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ISBN 10 : UOM:39015064846408
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Download or read book Talking Book Topics written by and published by . This book was released on 2005 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Includes audio versions, and annual title-author index.

The System of the World

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ISBN 10 : 9780060523879
Pages : 892 pages
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Download or read book The System of the World written by Neal Stephenson and published by Harper Collins. This book was released on 2004-09-21 with total page 892 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the wake of a power struggle between the throne-seeking Tories and Whigs in early eighteenth-century England, Daniel Waterhouse teams up with Isaac Newton to hunt down a shadowy group that uses time bombs to kill Natural Philosophers.

Bowker's Guide to Characters in Fiction 2007

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ISBN 10 : 083524749X
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Download or read book Bowker's Guide to Characters in Fiction 2007 written by and published by . This book was released on 2008-02 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: