Seven Brief Lessons on Physics (Unabridged‪)‬

    • 4.1 • 52 Ratings
    • $9.99

    • $9.99

Publisher Description

The New York Times bestseller from the author of The Order of Time and Reality Is Not What It Seems and Helgoland

“One of the year’s most entrancing books about science.”—The Wall Street Journal

“Clear, elegant...a whirlwind tour of some of the biggest ideas in physics.”The New York Times Book Review

 
This playful, entertaining, and mind-bending introduction to modern physics briskly explains Einstein's general relativity, quantum mechanics, elementary particles, gravity, black holes, the complex architecture of the universe, and the role humans play in this weird and wonderful world. Carlo Rovelli, a renowned theoretical physicist, is a delightfully poetic and philosophical scientific guide. He takes us to the frontiers of our knowledge: to the most minute reaches of the fabric of space, back to the origins of the cosmos, and into the workings of our minds. The book celebrates the joy of discovery.  “Here, on the edge of what we know, in contact with the ocean of the unknown, shines the mystery and the beauty of the world,” Rovelli writes. “And it’s breathtaking.”

GENRE
Science & Nature
NARRATOR
CR
Carlo Rovelli
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
01:45
hr min
RELEASED
2016
March 1
PUBLISHER
Penguin Audio
SIZE
54.4
MB

Customer Reviews

Life, uh... finds a way. ,

Meh but sure. Why not.

It appears to written more or less in essay format though provides
some decent light shining for a novice.

Renn Man ,

Excellent content but agonizing reader

This audiobook was painful to listen to because it was read by the author who struggled painfully with pronunciation and articulation. I am multilingual and speak regularly with non-native English speakers and with people who speak little English, so one would expect an audiobook to be read by a person who does not struggle with the English language.

Ironically, I think that I might have really enjoyed the print version. It is well written in both content and form and addresses a subject that is often difficult to explain to people without backgrounds in physics or math. Unfortunately, the audiobook version misses the mark because of the awful performance of the reader. I gave it a second star because of the book itself, which I would recommend in print form to people who are curious about this subject but who do not have the background.

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