The System of the World (The Baroque Cycle, #3)

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Ranked #45 in Calculus, Ranked #95 in Enlightenment

The System of the World, the third and concluding volume of Neal Stephenson's shelf-bending Baroque Cycle (Quicksilver and The Confusion), brings the epic historical saga to its thrilling - and truly awe-inspiring - conclusion.

Set in the early 18th century and featuring a diverse cast of characters that includes alchemists, philosophers, mathematicians, spies, thieves, pirates, and royalty, The System of the World follows Daniel Waterhouse, an unassuming philosopher and confidant to some of the most brilliant minds of the age, as he returns to England...

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Neil deGrasse Tyson Astrophysicist, Author & Science CommunicatorWhich books should be read by every single intelligent person on planet? [...] The System of the World (Newton) [to learn that the universe is a knowable place]. If you read all of the above works you will glean profound insight into most of what has driven the history of the western world. (Source)

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