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Author: Carlo Rovelli Narrator: Carlo Rovelli Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2016 ISBN: 9780399567384
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“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 minute reaches of the fabric of space, back to the origins of the cosmos, and into the workings of our minds. The book 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.” Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “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.”


  • “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.”


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


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

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About the Author

Carlo Rovelli, an Italian theoretical physicist, is the head of the quantum gravity group at the Centre de Physique Théorique of Aix-Marseille Université. He is one of the founders of the loop quantum gravity theory and and the author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics, a New York Times bestseller and international bestseller translated into over forty-one languages.