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Seven Brief Lessons on Physics

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Seven Brief Lessons on Physics

By Carlo Rovelli

Riverhead Books, Hardcover, 9780399184413, 96pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2016

Description
Look out for Carlo Rovelli's next book, Reality Is Not What It Seems.
Instant New York Times Bestseller
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. CarloRovelli, 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. Thebook 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.


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


NPR
Sunday, May 15, 2016

At only 78 pages long, Carlo Rovelli's "Seven Brief Lessons on Physics" is certainly that. He speaks with NPR's Linda Wertheimer about modern physics. More at NPR.org

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