Score: 4
From 307 Ratings

Seven Brief Lessons on Physics


  • Author: Carlo Rovelli
  • Release Date : 2016-03-01
  • Genre: Physics
  • File Size: 1502840 Bytes


The New York Times bestseller from the author of The Order of Time and Reality Is Not What It Seems“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...

There Are Places in the World Where Rules Are Less Important Than Kindness


  • Author: Carlo Rovelli
  • Release Date : 2021-01-26
  • Genre: Physics
  • File Size: Bytes


A delightful intellectual feast from the bestselling author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics and The Order of TimeOne of the world’s most prominent physicists and fearless free spirit, Carlo Rovelli is also a masterful storyteller. His bestselling books have introduced millions of readers to the wonders of modern physics and his singular perspective on the cosmos. This new collection of essays reveals a curious intellect always on the move. Rovelli invites us on an accessible and enlightening voyage through science, literature, philosophy and politics.Written with his usual clarity and wit, this journey ranges widely across time and space: from Newton's alchemy to Einstein's mistakes, from Nabokov’s epidopterology to Dante’s cos...

Seven Brief Lessons on Physics
Score: 3.5
From 436 Ratings

Seven Brief Lessons on Physics


  • Author : Carlo Rovelli
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2016-03-01
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780399184437


Seven Brief Lessons on Physics Book Description :

The New York Times bestseller from the author of The Order of Time and Reality Is Not What It Seems “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...

Seven Brief Lessons on Physics
Score: 3.5
From 434 Ratings

Seven Brief Lessons on Physics


  • Author : Carlo Rovelli
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2016
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780399184413


Seven Brief Lessons on Physics Book Description :

Instant New York Times Bestseller "Short and resonant. . . . The essays in Seven Brief Lessons on Physics arrive like shots of espresso."--The New York Times "A startling and illustrative distillation of centuries of science."--The Economist "Lean, lucid and enchanting."--New Scientist The international bestseller that reveals all the beauty of modern physics in seven short and enlightening lessons Seven Brief Lessons on Physics is a book about the joy of discovery. Carlo Rovelli brings a playful, entertaining, and mind-bending introduction to modern physics, offering surprising--and surprisingly easy to grasp--explanations of Einstein's general relativity, quantum mechanics, elementary particles, gravity, black holes, the complex architecture of the...

Seven Brief Lessons on Physics
Score: 3.5
From 434 Ratings

Seven Brief Lessons on Physics


  • Author : Carlo Rovelli
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2015-09-24
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780241235973


Seven Brief Lessons on Physics Book Description :

THE PHENOMENAL BESTSELLER 'There's a book I've been carrying around like a small Bible, Seven Brief Lessons on Physics' - Benedict Cumberbatch Everything you need to know about modern physics, the universe and your place in the world in seven enlightening lessons 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. In this beautiful and 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. In under eighty pages, readers will understand the...

Reality Is Not What It Seems
Score: 4.5
From 7 Ratings

Reality Is Not What It Seems


  • Author : Carlo Rovelli
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2017-01-24
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780735213944


Reality Is Not What It Seems Book Description :

“The man who makes physics sexy . . . the scientist they’re calling the next Stephen Hawking.” —The Times Magazine From the New York Times–bestselling author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics and The Order of Time, a closer look at the mind-bending nature of the universe. What are the elementary ingredients of the world? Do time and space exist? And what exactly is reality? Theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli has spent his life exploring these questions. He tells us how our understanding of reality has changed over the centuries and how physicists think about the structure of the universe today. In elegant and accessible prose, Rovelli takes us on a wondrous journey from Democritus to Albert Einstein, from Michael Faraday to gravitational w...

The Order of Time
Score: 3.5
From 9 Ratings

The Order of Time


  • Author : Carlo Rovelli
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2018-05-08
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780735216129


The Order of Time Book Description :

One of TIME’s Ten Best Nonfiction Books of the Decade "Meet the new Stephen Hawking . . . The Order of Time is a dazzling book." --The Sunday Times From the bestselling author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics, comes a concise, elegant exploration of time. Why do we remember the past and not the future? What does it mean for time to "flow"? Do we exist in time or does time exist in us? In lyric, accessible prose, Carlo Rovelli invites us to consider questions about the nature of time that continue to puzzle physicists and philosophers alike. For most readers this is unfamiliar terrain. We all experience time, but the more scientists learn about it, the more mysterious it remains. We think of it as uniform and universal, moving steadily from past to...

The Universe in Your Hand
Score: 3
From 2 Ratings

The Universe in Your Hand


  • Author : Christophe Galfard
  • Publisher : Flatiron Books
  • Release Date : 2016-04-19
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250069535


The Universe in Your Hand Book Description :

"If Ms. Frizzle were a physics student of Stephen Hawking, she might have written THE UNIVERSE IN YOUR HAND, a wild tour through the reaches of time and space, from the interior of a proton to the Big Bang to the rough suburbs of a black hole. It's friendly, excitable, erudite, and cosmic." —Jordan Ellenberg, New York Times besteselling author of How Not To Be Wrong Quantum physics, black holes, string theory, the Big Bang, dark matter, dark energy, parallel universes: even if we are interested in these fundamental concepts of our world, their language is the language of math. Which means that despite our best intentions of finally grasping, say, Einstein's Theory of General Relativity, most of us are quickly brought up short by a snarl of nasty eq...

Anaximander

Anaximander


  • Author : Carlo Rovelli
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2016-09
  • Genre: Cosmology, Ancient
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 159416262X


Anaximander Book Description :

"Marvelous. . . . A wonderful book."--Humana.Mente "Rovelli is the dream author to conduct us on this journey."--Nonfiction.fr "At this point in time, when the prestige of science is at a low and even simple issues like climate change are mired in controversy, Carlo Rovelli gives us a necessary reflection on what science is, and where it comes from. Rovelli is a deeply original thinker, so it is not surprising that he has novel views on the important questions of the nature and origin of science."--Lee Smolin, founding member and researcher at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics and author of The Trouble with Physics Winner of the Prix du Livre Haute Maurienne de l'Astronomie Carlo Rovelli, a leading theoretical physicist, uses the figure...

There Are Places in the World Where Rules Are Less Important Than Kindness

There Are Places in the World Where Rules Are Less Important Than Kindness


  • Author : Carlo Rovelli
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2025-02-04
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780593192177


There Are Places in the World Where Rules Are Less Important Than Kindness Book Description :

A delightful intellectual feast from the bestselling author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics and The Order of Time One of the world’s most prominent physicists and fearless free spirit, Carlo Rovelli is also a masterful storyteller. His bestselling books have introduced millions of readers to the wonders of modern physics and his singular perspective on the cosmos. This new collection of essays reveals a curious intellect always on the move. Rovelli invites us on an accessible and enlightening voyage through science, literature, philosophy and politics. Written with his usual clarity and wit, this journey ranges widely across time and space: from Newton's alchemy to Einstein's mistakes, from Nabokov’s epidopterology to Dante’s cosmology, from ...

Seven Brief Lessons on Magic

Seven Brief Lessons on Magic


  • Author : Paul Tyson
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2019-09-18
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781532690419


Seven Brief Lessons on Magic Book Description :

Is magic real? Could anything be real that can’t be quantified or scientifically investigated? Are qualities like love, beauty, and goodness really just about hormones and survival? Are strangely immaterial things, like thought and personhood, fully explainable in scientific terms? Does nature itself have any intrinsic value, mysterious presence, or transcendent horizon? Once we ask these questions, the answer is pretty obvious: of course science can’t give us a complete picture of reality. Science is very good at what it is good at, but highly important aspects of human meaning are simply outside of science’s knowledge range. So how might we better relate scientific facts to qualitative mysteries? How might we integrate our powerful factual kn...

Universal

Universal


  • Author : Brian Cox
  • Publisher : Da Capo Press
  • Release Date : 2017-03-28
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780306822711


Universal Book Description :

An awe-inspiring, unforgettable journey of scientific exploration from Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw, the international bestselling authors of Why Does E=MC2? and The Quantum Universe, with 55 black-&-white and 45 full-color pages featuring photographs, diagrams, maps, tables, and graphs We dare to imagine a time before the Big Bang, when the entire universe was compressed into a space smaller than an atom. And now, as Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw show, we can do more than imagine: we can understand. Universal takes us on an epic journey of scientific exploration. It reveals how we can all come to grips with some of the most fundamental questions about our Earth, Sun, and solar system--and the star-filled galaxies beyond. How big is our solar system? How ...