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Seven Brief Lessons On Physics by Carlo Rovelli


ISBN
9780141981727
Published
Binding
Paperback
Pages
96
Dimensions
129 x 198mm

In this mind-bending introduction to modern physics, Carlo Rovelli explains Einstein's theory of general relativity, quantum mechanics, black holes, the complex architecture of the universe, elementary particles, gravity, and the nature of the mind. Not since Richard Feynman's celebrated best-seller Six Easy Pieces has physics been so vividly, intelligently and entertainingly revealed.

'Brilliant . . . Rovelli writes with clarity and verve, vividly bringing to life concepts that can often appear incomprehensible, and inviting readers to see the world anew . . . It's hard to imagine a more coherent, inspiring introduction to modern physics.' New Scientist

'It is amazing that such a short book can dig to such satisfying depths.' Stephen Curry, Guardian, Books of the Year
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In this mind-bending introduction to modern physics, Carlo Rovelli explains Einstein's theory of general relativity, quantum mechanics, black holes, the complex architecture of the universe, elementary particles, gravity, and the nature of the mind. Not since Richard Feynman's celebrated best-seller Six Easy Pieces has physics been so vividly, intelligently and entertainingly revealed.

'Brilliant . . . Rovelli writes with clarity and verve, vividly bringing to life concepts that can often appear incomprehensible, and inviting readers to see the world anew . . . It's hard to imagine a more coherent, inspiring introduction to modern physics.' New Scientist

'It is amazing that such a short book can dig to such satisfying depths.' Stephen Curry, Guardian, Books of the Year

'Rovelli has a rare knack for conveying the top line of scientific theories in clear and compelling terms . . . a breath of fresh air.' Nicola Davis, Observer

'Sparse, elegant and most of all readable . . . at the end of it you feel more clever . . . Rovelli has achieved something unheard of.' Tom Whipple, The Times

'Brief but masterful . . . If you want to understand what gets physicists out of bed in the morning, there is no better guide than Rovelli.' Michael Brooks, New Statesman

'Carlo Rovelli manages to convey the mystery of very large things and very small things with brilliant effect.' Philip Pullman

'A sensation . . . the new cult book.' Katie Law, Evening Standard
ISBN:
9780141981727
Publication Date:
18 / 07 / 2016
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
129 x 198mm

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