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The Order of Time

Carlo Rovelli


Allen Lane

Philosophy of mind;
Popular philosophy;
Mathematics & Sciences;
Popular science;
Astronomy, space & time;
Advocate - Science


176 pages

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SCIENCE is one of Abbey's specialisations - you'll know if you've ever seen our Great Wall of Science at 131 York Street. So we're thrilled to be able to offer you the new title from the bestselling author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics as he takes us on an exhilarating journey to discover the meaning of time. TIME... to visit Abbey's.

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, art and philosophy, Carlo Rovelli unravels this mystery, inviting us to imagine a world where time is in us and we are not in time.

The Order of Time by Carlo Rovelli at 131 York Street Sydney

By:   Carlo Rovelli
Imprint:   Allen Lane
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 187mm,  Width: 120mm,  Spine: 24mm
Weight:   243g
ISBN:   9780241292525
ISBN 10:   0241292522
Pages:   176
Publication Date:   April 2018
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  General/trade ,  Primary ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Carlo Rovelli is a theoretical physicist who has made significant contributions to the physics of space and time. He has worked in Italy and the US, and is currently directing the quantum gravity research group of the Centre de physique theorique in Marseille, France. His books Seven Brief Lessons on Physics and Reality Is Not What It Seems are international bestsellers translated into forty-one languages.

Meet the new Stephen Hawking. . . Rovelli is much more than a populariser. He is a highly reputed quantum physicist whose work tries, in part, to account for the emergence of time in the universe. . . I've never seen special relativity explained so well, never visualised it less fuzzily, never felt such a jolt of shock at what it implies. . . The Order of Time is a dazzling book -- James McConnachie * Sunday Times * A dizzying, poetic work in which I found myself abandoning everything I thought I knew about time -- certainly the idea that it flows , and even that it exists at all, in any profound sense -- Charlotte Higgins * Guardian * An elegantly concise primer makes theoretical physics intelligible. . . stunningly written -- Tom Whipple * The Times * Physics' literary superstar makes us rethink time. . . The Order of Time will surely establish Rovelli among the pantheon of great scientist-communicators. . . More of this please -- Philip Ball * New Scientist * Rovelli is one of our great scientific explicators. . . Not since Stephen Hawking's A Brief History of Time has there been so genial an integration of physics and philosophy -- Ian Thomson * Observer * The physicist transforming how we see the universe * Financial Times * A global superstar. . . Professor Rovelli is making the grammar of the universe accessible to a new generation * Channel 4 News * The most fun physicist to be with -- as well as the greatest explainer of physics -- Bryan Appleyard * Sunday Times *

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