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THE PHENOMENAL BESTSELLER



'There's a book I've been carrying around like a small Bible, Seven Brief Lessons on Physics' - Benedict Cumberbatch



'With the publication of this million-selling book, Rovelli took his place with Stephen Hawking and Richard Feynman as one of the great popularisers of modern theoretical physics' - Sam Leith, Spectator



Everything you need to know about modern physics, the universe and our place in the world in seven enlightening lessons



These seven short lessons guide us, with simplicity and clarity, through the scientific revolution that shook physics in the twentieth century and still continues to shake us today. In this mind-bending overview of modern physics, Carlo Rovelli explains Einstein's theory of general relativity, quantum mechanics, black holes, the complex architecture of the universe, elementary particles, gravity, and the nature of the mind. Not since Richard Feynman's celebrated Six Easy Pieces has physics been so vividly, intelligently and entertainingly revealed.



Translated by Simon Carnell and Erica Segre

Science & MathematicsPhysicsScience & MathematicsScience: general issuesPopular science Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd Publication Date: 30/06/2016 ISBN-13: 9780141981727  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 Seven Brief Lessons on Physics is an international bestseller translated into forty-one languages.

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All it takes is an open mind to understand these delightful explorations of the wonders of the fabric of the universe itself. Rovelli is a Carl Sagan-style polymath, at home with poetry as much as protons, and his elegant explanation, for example, of Einstein’s general theory of relativity, which first explained how gravity works 100 years ago, is a celebration of science at its most exhilarating and profound.

 

Matt, Web Team

Charing Cross Rd Bookshop - 31/07/2018

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