The Order of Time

av Carlo Rovelli
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The bestselling author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physicstakes us on an enchanting, consoling journey to discover the meaning of time.

SKU 9780141984964

Beskrivning / The Order 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.

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Isbn 9780141984964
Förlag Penguin Books Ltd.
Utgivningsdatum 4 apr. 2019
Typ Bok
Format Pocket
Språk Engelska
Antal sidor 213
Författare Carlo Rovelli