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The Order of Time by Carlo Rovelli

The Order of Time

The Order of Time by Carlo Rovelli
May 08, 2018 | 256 Pages
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Praise for The Order of Time:

“Highly original. . . . Chapter by chapter, Rovelli shows how modern physics has annihilated common understandings of time. . . . the many other excellent explanations of science, the heart and humanity of the book, its poetry and its gentle tone raise it to the level and style of such great scientist-writers as Lewis Thomas and Rachel Carson.” Alan Lightman, New York Times Book Review

“A dizzying, poetic work” —The Guardian

“A compact and elegant book” —Nature

“Rovelli, a physicist and one of the founders of loop quantum gravity theory, uses literary, poetical and historical devices to unravel the properties of time, what it means to exist without time and, at the end, how time began.” —Scientific American

“Physics’ literary superstar makes us rethink time . . . The Order of Time will surely establish Rovelli among the pantheon of great scientist-communicators . . . More of this please” —New Scientist

“Where other writers struggle to get their complex ideas across, Rovelli introduces profound notions with ease, using simple but evocative language . . . He also has a knack for mixing his serious enterprise with a sense of humor.” —Science Magazine

“In this fascinating new book, Carlo Rovelli weaves together physics, philosophy, and art to explore the enduring mystery of time itself.” —Bustle

“An elegantly concise primer makes theoretical physics intelligible . . . it would be to do a disservice to Rovelli and this stunningly written book, to say that brevity is its main virtue.” —The Times (UK)

“The hours readers spend with Rovelli will forever transform their understanding of time. . . . Rovelli ushers astonished readers into the quantum wonderland. . . . A profound intellectual inquiry.” —Booklist (starred review)
“Astute and rewarding. . . . As much a work of philosophy as of physics.” —Kirkus Reviews

Praise for Carlo Rovelli and his books:

“Some physicists, mind you, not many of them, are physicist-poets. They see the world or, more adequately, physical reality, as a lyrical narrative written in some hidden code that the human mind can decipher. Carlo Rovelli, the Italian physicist and author, is one of them.” —NPR Cosmos & Culture

“The physicist known for making complex science intelligible.” —Financial Times

“If your desire to be awestruck by the universe we inhabit needs refreshing, theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli…is up to the task.” —Elle

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