Reality Is Not What It Seems

Reality Is Not What It Seems: The Journey to Quantum Gravity

Non-Fiction, Languages & Reference, Dictionaries & Reference, Popular Science
Paperback Published on: 01/06/2017
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I think I like physics because it opens a window through which we can see further. It gives me the sense of fresh air entering the house. From the bestselling author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics comes a new book about the mind-bending nature of the universe Do space and time truly exist? What is reality made of? Can we understand its deep texture? Scientist Carlo Rovelli has spent his whole life exploring these questions and pushing the boundaries of what we know. In this mind-expanding book, he shows how our understanding of reality has changed throughout centuries, from Democritus to loop quantum gravity. Taking us on a wondrous journey, he invites us to imagine a whole new world where black holes are waiting to explode, spacetime is made up of grains, and infinity does not exist -- a vast universe still largely undiscovered. Translated by Simon Carnell and Erica Segre ‘As readers of his bestselling Seven Brief Lessons on Physics will know, Rovelli writes with elegance, clarity and charm. This new book, too, is a joy to read as well as being an intellectual feast’ – The New Statesman You can order Carlo Rovelli's new book, The Order of Time, now.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780141983219
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Weight: 202g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 15 mm

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Reality Is Not What It Seems
Conceptual game changer
The greatest personal epiphany arising from this cutting edge book is the realisation that space is not a container in which reality happens but is an actu... READ MORE
Tim Dumble
Reality Is Not What It Seems
Food for thought..
I want to start by making it clear I do not have a background in studying Physics, to almost give me a slight foot up in trying to understand Quantum Gravi... READ MORE
Izmael Kneafcy
Reality Is Not What It Seems
Reality is not what it seems.
"Rovelli writes with crystalline simplicity" it says on the cover. I don't agree. This recommendation lead me to hope that I would find a layman's introduc... READ MORE
John Hopewell
Reality Is Not What It Seems
Challenging yet rewarding.
I salute any attempt to try and explain a subject which is so complex and difficult to conceptualise. And broadly Rovelli manages it. There are a lot of fo... READ MORE
Reality Is Not What It Seems
A Book of Two Thirds
The first half of this book is a very lucid summary of the key theories of physics from the last 2000 years up to and including General Relativity and Quan... READ MORE
Derek Duerden