Quick Start

Despite my best efforts, this turned into a 1400-page book, but it can be remarkably compressed for the impatient. There is a

which takes you to ‘Books and Chapters’ on the Topic Summary page. Beneath each Book title are a few lines of brown text which say it all. A red pointing finger (below ‘A. Preludes’) points to the beginning, and another pointer after the last set will take you to the

which starts at the ‘Précis of Book A’, with a short paragraph about each chapter. Red pointers lead to similar précis of other chapters. Downward arrows here lead to Chapter 0; within the chapters they take you to the next section. Carets take you back to a chapter’s Table of Contents.

[Editorial note. The book began in a word processor with a WYSIWYG (‘portrait’) orientation of its pages, and was put into continuous (non-paginated) HTML format with the help of a wide-screen side-by-side display, with TextWrangler source code on the left and a browser displaying the visual output on the right. The result looks best in portrait mode, especially when there are illustrations on a page. On small screens, one settles for a readable ‘landscape’ view of a portion of a page. Font size should be adjustable from the keyboard, and the space bar should advance to the next ‘page’.]