• The Order of Time
  • The Order of Time
  • The Order of Time
  • The Order of Time
  • The Order of Time
  • The Order of Time
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  • The Order of Time

The Order of Time

Non-Fiction, Languages & Reference, Dictionaries & Reference, Popular Science
Hardback Published on: 26/04/2018
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Synopsis

We are time. We are this space, this clearing opened by the traces of memory inside the connections between our neurons. We are memory. We are nostalgia. We are longing for a future that will not come.

The bestselling author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics and Reality is Not What it Seems takes us on an enchanting, consoling journey to discover the meaning of time.

Time is a mystery that does not cease to puzzle us. Philosophers, artists and poets have long explored its meaning while scientists have found that its structure is different from the simple intuition we have of it.

From Boltzmann to quantum theory, from Einstein to loop quantum gravity, our understanding of time has been undergoing radical transformations. Time flows at a different speed in different places, the past and the future differ far less than we might think, and the very notion of the present evaporates in the vast universe.

With his extraordinary charm and sense of wonder, bringing together science, philosophy and art, Carlo Rovelli unravels this mystery. Enlightening and consoling, The Order of Time shows that to understand ourselves we need to reflect on time - and to understand time we need to reflect on ourselves.

Translated by Simon Carnell and Erica Segre

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780241292525
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Weight: 50g
  • Dimensions: 188 x 117 x 20 mm

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The Order of Time
At his best
Carl Rocelli at his best. Time and our place in time , what is time, how can it be defined . What time is to one is different to another , time is differen... READ MORE
kerrielp
The Order of Time
No time like the present
This challenging but rewarding book is written with great clarity. It is also much more than a study of physics, drawing deeply on philosophy, art, poetry ... READ MORE
Tim Dumble