Publisher description for Seven brief lessons on physics / Carlo Rovelli ; translated by Simon Carnell and Erica Segre.
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Look out for Carlo Rovelli's next book, Reality Is Not What It Seems.
Instant New York Times Bestseller
"Clear, elegant...a whirlwind tour of some of the biggest ideas in physics."--The New York Times Book Review
"A startling and illustrative distillation of centuries of science."--The Economist
"Lean, lucid and enchanting."--New Scientist
All the beauty of modern physics in seven short and enlightening lessons
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."
Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Physics -- Popular works.
Physics -- History -- 20th century.
Physics. -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst01063025