Score: 4
From 316 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...

How To Understand E =mc²


  • Author: Christophe Galfard
  • Release Date : 2017-09-21
  • Genre: Physics
  • File Size: 1967527 Bytes


Do something amazing and learn a new skill thanks to the Little Ways to Live a Big Life books! The beginning of the 20th century heralded a scientific revolution: what a few brilliant minds uncovered about our reality in the first twenty years has shaped the history of our species. And one of them in particular stands out: Einstein, with his celebrated E=mc2.In this remarkable and insightful book, Christophe Galfard describes how E=mc2 is a direct consequence of the Theory of Special Relativity, the theory of how objects move and behave, at speeds close to the speed of light. He considers Einstein's legacy in the light of the 21st century, with fresh hindsight, and considers its impact on our vision of reality. The reader will discover that far from ...

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...

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 ...

General Relativity  The most beautiful of theories

General Relativity The most beautiful of theories


  • Author : Carlo Rovelli
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Release Date : 2015-02-17
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9783110343304


General Relativity The most beautiful of theories Book Description :

Generalising Newton's law of gravitation, general relativity is one of the pillars of modern physics. While applications in the beginning were restricted to isolated effects such as a proper understanding of Mercury's orbit, the second half of the twentieth century saw a massive development of applications. These include cosmology, gravitational waves, and even very practical results for satellite based positioning systems as well as different approaches to unite general relativity with another very successful branch of physics – quantum theory. On the occassion of general relativity's centennial, leading scientists in the different branches of gravitational research review the history and recent advances in the main fields of applications of the t...

Quantum Gravity
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Quantum Gravity


  • Author : Carlo Rovelli
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2007-11-29
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781139456159


Quantum Gravity Book Description :

Quantum gravity is perhaps the most important open problem in fundamental physics. It is the problem of merging quantum mechanics and general relativity, the two great conceptual revolutions in the physics of the twentieth century. The loop and spinfoam approach, presented in this 2004 book, is one of the leading research programs in the field. The first part of the book discusses the reformulation of the basis of classical and quantum Hamiltonian physics required by general relativity. The second part covers the basic technical research directions. Appendices include a detailed history of the subject of quantum gravity, hard-to-find mathematical material, and a discussion of some philosophical issues raised by the subject. This fascinating text is i...

Seven and a Half Lessons About the Brain

Seven and a Half Lessons About the Brain


  • Author : Lisa Feldman Barrett
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2020-11-17
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780358157120


Seven and a Half Lessons About the Brain Book Description :

From the author of How Emotions Are Made, a myth-busting primer on the brain in the tradition of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics and Astrophysics for People in a Hurry....