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Reality Is Not What It Seems : The Journey to Quantum Gravity
by Carlo Rovelli and Simon Carnell and Erica Segre




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"The man who makes physics sexy . . . the scientist they're calling the next Stephen Hawking." --The Times Magazine

From the New York Times-bestselling author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics, The Order of Time, and the forthcoming Helgoland, a closer look at the mind-bending nature of the universe.

What are the elementary ingredients of the world? Do time and space exist? And what exactly is reality? In elegant and accessible prose, theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli leads us on a wondrous journey from Democritus to Einstein, from Michael Faraday to gravitational waves, and from classical physics to his own work in quantum gravity. As he shows us how the idea of reality has evolved over time, Rovelli offers deeper explanations of the theories he introduced so concisely in Seven Brief Lessons on Physics. Rovelli invites us to imagine a marvelous world where space breaks up into tiny grains, time disappears at the smallest scales, and black holes are waiting to explode--a vast universe still largely undiscovered.

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Overview

"The man who makes physics sexy . . . the scientist they're calling the next Stephen Hawking." --The Times Magazine

From the New York Times-bestselling author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics, The Order of Time, and the forthcoming Helgoland, a closer look at the mind-bending nature of the universe.

What are the elementary ingredients of the world? Do time and space exist? And what exactly is reality? In elegant and accessible prose, theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli leads us on a wondrous journey from Democritus to Einstein, from Michael Faraday to gravitational waves, and from classical physics to his own work in quantum gravity. As he shows us how the idea of reality has evolved over time, Rovelli offers deeper explanations of the theories he introduced so concisely in Seven Brief Lessons on Physics. Rovelli invites us to imagine a marvelous world where space breaks up into tiny grains, time disappears at the smallest scales, and black holes are waiting to explode--a vast universe still largely undiscovered.

 

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  • ISBN-13: 9780735213937
  • ISBN-10: 0735213933
  • Publisher: Riverhead Books
  • Publish Date: January 2018
  • Page Count: 288
  • Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.5 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.6 pounds


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