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The Order of Time (Hardback)

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The bestselling author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics takes us on an enchanting, consoling journey to discover the meaning of time '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.' 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



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 and Reality Is Not What It Seems are international bestsellers translated into forty-one languages.

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I've read many books about time and space but none like The Order of Time. I won't lie, my grasp of quantum theory is fragile at best but I love stretching my mind to hang on to the logic. What this book adds is beauty in the prose that adds soul to the science.

- 24/06/2018
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The nature of time is perhaps the greatest remaining mystery. Curious threads connect it to those other great open mysteries: the nature of mind, the origin of the universe, the fate of black holes, the very functioning of life on Earth.

Time is strange. We remember the past, await the future and know the difference between them. Yet according to the elementary laws that describe the mechanisms of the world, there is no such difference. Carlo Rovelli bewilders and delights in equal measure as he weaves together physics and philosophy in this poetic meditation on time.

Adam, Charing Cross Road

Charing Cross Rd Bookshop - 06/06/2018

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