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“A startling and illustrative distillation of centuries of science.”—The Economist   “Lean, lucid and enchanting.”—New Scientist   The international bestseller that reveals all the beauty of modern physics in seven short and enlightening lessons   Seven Brief Lessons on Physics is a book about the joy of discovery. Carlo Rovelli brings a playful, entertaining, and mind-bending introduction to modern physics, offering surprising—and surprisingly easy to grasp—explanations of general relativity, quantum mechanics, elementary particles, gravity, black holes, the complex architecture of the universe, and the role humans play in this weird and wonderful world. He takes us to the frontiers of our knowledge: to the most minute reaches of the fabric of space, back to the origins of the cosmos, and into the workings of our minds. “Here, on the edge of what we know, in contact with the ocean of the unknown, shines the mystery and the beauty of the world,” Rovelli writes. “And it’s breathtaking.”

Seven Brief Lessons on Physics

SKU: 9780399184413
$18.00Price
  • Author

    Rovelli, Carlo
  • Publication Date

    2016-03-01 00:00:00
  • Publisher

    Penguin Random House
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