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2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 2.00 (1 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Carlo Rovelli Narrator: Carlo Rovelli Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In seven brief lessons, Italian theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli guides readers with admirable clarity through the most transformative physics breakthroughs of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. This playful, entertaining, and mind-bending introduction to modern physics, already a major bestseller in Italy, explains general relativity, quantum mechanics, elementary particles, gravity, black holes, the complex architecture of the universe, and the role of humans in the strange world Rovelli describes. This is a book about the joy of discovery. It takes readers 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. “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.”

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  • “Plain words can be utterly beautiful when they tell a thrilling story. Carlo Rovelli’s words take us on a great adventure as the human mind reaches out to understand the universe. The book is a joy.”

    Alan Alda, actor and New York Times bestselling author

  • “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.”

    Guardian (London)

  • “Delightful…The metaphors are vivid, the visions dramatic.”

    Nature

  • “Lean, lucid, and enchanting.”

    New Scientist

  • “A startling and illustrative distillation of centuries of science.”

    Economist (London)

  • “In just ninety-six short pages, Italian physicist Rovelli clearly—and beautifully—explains for the non-scientist not only Einstein’s theory but also quantum mechanics, elementary particles, gravity, and black holes. Already a #1 bestseller in Italy (where it outsold FiftyShades of Grey), these ‘brief lessons’ are poised to take American readers on an exhilarating journey to the boundaries of the cosmos and home again.”

    BookPage

  • “The writing is elegant and poetic, and Carlo’s explanatory clarity is compelling.”

    NPR

  • A BookPage Top Pick for March 2016
  • A New York Times Editor’s Choice
  • A New York Times Bestseller
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