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Publisher Description

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

“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
RELEASED
2016
March 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
96
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Publishing Group
SELLER
PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
SIZE
1.5
MB

Customer Reviews

Mattybaseball1 ,

Interesting read

A great book on the broad lessons that physics had taught us this far.

Boris.Poletaev ,

Not for enthusiasts

VERY short and doesn't go in depth at all.
If you lived under the proverbial rock, it's a great introduction.

However if you are like me and love reading about this stuff online and loosely follow physics, there is nothing new.

Templier jérémy ,

Loved this book!

Highly recommend this book!

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