The Order of Time

by Carlo Rovelli

Book Reviews

  • Read this #book the second time. It’s written beautifully and, for a science book, is full of poetry. However, it’s so short that for beginners not enough explanations and for people who know basics, not enough technical juice. Will still recommend it highly. https://t.co/e8X2syYtopLink to Tweet
  • @singareddynm Have you read Carlo Rovelli on time? One of the most absolutely mindfucking books: https://t.co/6tDkKcHqlhLink to Tweet

About Book

'A dazzling book ... the new Stephen Hawking' Sunday Times The bestselling author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics takes us on an enchanting, consoling journey to discover the meaning of time '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.' 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

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