Seven Brief Lessons on Physics

by Carlo Rovelli

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Seven Brief Lessons on Physics Synopsis

'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. And it's breathtaking' These seven short lessons guide us, with simplicity and clarity, through the scientific revolution that shook physics in the twentieth century and still continues to shake us today. Not since Richard Feynman's celebrated Six Easy Pieces has physics been so vividly, intelligently and entertainingly revealed.

Seven Brief Lessons on Physics Press Reviews

'A cult hit' Evening Standard

'Wonderfully clear and vivid. Carlo Rovelli manages to convey the mystery of very large things and very small things with brilliant effect' -- Philip Pullman, author of His Dark Materials

'If you want to understand what gets physicists out of bed in the morning, there is no better guide than Rovelli... Seven Brief Lessons on Physics is an absorbing, lovely book... This is physics as romantic poetry and, by God, it's beguiling' -- Michael Brooks New Statesman

'A startling and illustrative distillation of centuries of science... Mr Rovelli moves elegantly between illustrative metaphors, without ever mixing or belabouring any of them... The book's triumph lies not only in presenting some of the headiest stuff science has produced in so few pages, but also in giving real insight into how science treats those ideas' Economist

'The slim volume is stereotypically the province of poetry, but this beautifully designed little book shows that science, with its curiosity, its intense engagement with what there really is, its readiness to jettison received ways of seeing, is a kind of poetry too' Financial Times

'Rovelli has a rare knack for conveying the top line of scientific theories in clear and compelling terms without succumbing to the lure of elaborate footnotes... a breath of fresh air' -- Nicola Davis Observer

'Utterly blown away by the concise beauty of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics by Carlo Rovelli. Science as poetry. Awe inspiring' -- Michael Bhaskar, author of The Content Machine

'No one should hold office unless they have read Carlo Rovelli's Seven Brief Lessons on Physics' -- Nick Harkaway, author of The Gone-Away World and Angelmaker

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ISBN: 9780141981727
Publication date: 30/06/2016
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780141981727
Publication date: 30th June 2016
Author: Carlo Rovelli
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 96 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Popular Science,
Categories: Popular science, Physics,

About Carlo Rovelli

Carlo Rovelli is a theoretical physicist who has made significant contributions to the physics of space and time. He has worked in Italy and the US, and is currently directing the quantum gravity research group of the Centre de Physique Theorique in Marseille, France.

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