Seven Brief Lessons on Physics

Seven Brief Lessons on Physics

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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."

Author: Carlo Rovelli
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Published: 03/01/2016
Pages: 96
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.40lbs
Size: 7.70h x 5.10w x 0.70d
ISBN: 9780399184413

Review Citation(s):
Library Journal Prepub Alert 11/01/2015 pg. 63
Kirkus Reviews 12/15/2015
Publishers Weekly 01/04/2016
BookPage 03/01/2016
Discover 04/01/2016 pg. 18
Shelf Awareness 03/11/2016
Choice 10/01/2016
Library Journal 11/01/2015

About the Author
Carlo Rovelli, an Italian theoretical physicist, is the head of the quantum gravity group at the Centre de Physique Théorique of Aix-Marseille Université. He is one of the founders of the loop quantum gravity theory. Rovelli lives in Marseille, France.