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Quicksilver Summary
Neal Stephenson

Everything you need to understand or teach Quicksilver by Neal Stephenson.

  • Quicksilver Summary & Study Guide
  • 30 Quicksilver Lessons
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  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 60 Short Essay Questions
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Quicksilver Summary

Plot Summary


"Quicksilver" by Neal Stephenson is the first volume of a historical fiction series about the Baroque period. The novel follows the life and achievements of Dr. Daniel Waterhouse as he becomes involved in the politics of the period, while maintaining his interest in science and his affiliation with the Royal Society of London. "Quicksilver" is an entertaining novel that liberally includes fictional characters and events within the true historical context of the Baroque period.

In the first book, Quicksilver, Enoch travels to Boston to find Daniel Waterhouse because Sophie wants Daniel to return to London to affect a reconciliation between Isaac Newton and Gottfried Leibniz. As Daniel travels to London on the Minerva, he recalls his youth in England. Daniel meets and befriends Isaac Newton while they attend Trinity in 1663. They spend time together until the Plague hits London in 1665, forcing Newton to return to his...

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Study Pack

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Quicksilver Study Guide

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Quicksilver Lesson Plans contain 128 pages of teaching material, including:

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