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There Are Places in the World Where Rules Are Less Important Than Kindness
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There Are Places in the World Where Rules Are Less Important Than Kindness (Paperback)

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One of our most beloved scientists, a fearless free spirit, Carlo Rovelli is also a masterful storyteller. In this collection of writings, the logbook of an intelligence always on the move, he follows his curiosity and invites us on a voyage through science, literature, philosophy and politics.



Written with his usual clarity and wit, these pieces, most of which were first published in Italian newspapers, range widely across time and space: from Newton's alchemy to Einstein's mistakes, from Nabokov's butterflies to Dante's cosmology, from travels in Africa to the consciousness of an octopus, from mind-altering psychedelic substances to the meaning of atheism. Charming, pithy and elegant, this book is the perfect gateway to the universe of one of the most influential physicists of our age.

Essays & WritingEssays & JournalismLiterary essaysPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesPhilosophy TheoryPopular philosophyScience & MathematicsScience: general issuesHistory of scienceScience & MathematicsScience: general issuesPopular science Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd Publication Date: 04/03/2021 ISBN-13: 9780141993256  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Carlo Rovelli is a theoretical physicist who has made significant contributions to the physics of space and time. He has worked in Italy and the US, and is currently directing the quantum gravity research group of the Centre de physique theorique in Marseille, France. His books Seven Brief Lessons on Physics, Reality Is Not What It Seems and The Order of Time are international bestsellers which have been translated into forty-one languages.

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