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Allen Lane
26 April 2018
Winner of Audiobook of the Year at The Specsavers National Book Awards 2018 Penguin presents the audio CD edition of The Order of Time by Carlo Rovelli, read by Benedict Cumberbatch.

The bestselling author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics takes us on an enchanting journey to discover the meaning 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, inviting us to imagine a world where time is in us and we are not in time.

'A global superstar. . . Rovelli is making the grammar of the universe accessible to a new generation' - Channel 4 News
By:   Carlo Rovelli
Read by:   Benedict Cumberbatch
Imprint:   Allen Lane
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   Unabridged edition
Dimensions:   Height: 120mm,  Width: 115mm,  Spine: 8mm
Weight:   25g
ISBN:   9780141988375
ISBN 10:   0141988371
Publication Date:   26 April 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  ELT Advanced ,  Primary
Format:   CD-Audio
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.

Reviews for The Order of Time

The most fun physicist to be with -- as well as the greatest explainer of physics -- Bryan Appleyard * Sunday Times * The new Hawking. . . His writing is luminous -- David Aaronovitch * The Times * A global superstar. . . Professor Rovelli is making the grammar of the universe accessible to a new generation * Channel 4 News * The physicist transforming how we see the universe * Financial Times * Do we exist in time or is it time that exists in us? To find out, we embark on a journey out of time with Carlo Rovelli, who knows how to speak to his readers' minds without ever overlooking their hearts * Corriere della Sera * Not only a lesson on physics but also philosophy, poetry, biology, even music. . . After guiding us through the cosmos in his previous books, now Rovelli undertakes a journey that begins and ends with ourselves and the discovery of the greatest mystery: what is time? * La Repubblica *


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