The Order of Time (Hardback)
  • The Order of Time (Hardback)
  • The Order of Time (Hardback)
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The Order of Time (Hardback)

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Hardback 224 Pages
Published: 26/04/2018

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After Seven Brief Lessons on Physics and Reality Is Not What It Seems, genius quantum physicist Carlo Rovelli brilliantly unravels what he calls the greatest mystery - the nature of time itself.

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: 50 g
Dimensions: 188 x 117 x 20 mm

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“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 different place to place , country to country higher or lower,... More

Hardback edition
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“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 and the classics.

There is much here for readers new to the... More

Hardback edition
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“Facsinating”

I had no intention in buying this book, but i picked it up in the shop and took it to the till and i am so glad i did! I had no idea what to expect and as someone who is not scientifically proficient, I was worried... More

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