Seven Brief Lessons on Physics
“A startling and illustrative distillation of centuries of science.”—The Economist “Lean, lucid and enchanting.”—New Scientist The international bestseller that reveals all the beauty of modern physics in seven short and enlightening lessons Seven Brief Lessons on Physics is a book about... show more
“A startling and illustrative distillation of centuries of science.”—The Economist “Lean, lucid and enchanting.”—New Scientist The international bestseller that reveals all the beauty of modern physics in seven short and enlightening lessons Seven Brief Lessons on Physics is a book about the joy of discovery. Carlo Rovelli brings a playful, entertaining, and mind-bending introduction to modern physics, offering surprising—and surprisingly easy to grasp—explanations of Einstein's general relativity, quantum mechanics, elementary particles, gravity, black holes, the complex architecture of the universe, and the role humans play in this weird and wonderful world. He takes us to the frontiers of our knowledge: to the most minute reaches of the fabric of space, back to the origins of the cosmos, and into the workings of our minds. “Here, on the edge of what we know, in contact with the ocean of the unknown, shines the mystery and the beauty of the world,” Rovelli writes. “And it’s breathtaking.”
Publish date: 2016-03-01
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Pages no: 96
Edition language: English
This thin little book is a collection of seven expanded articles previously published in the Sunday supplement of the Italian newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore. I found the book to be flowery of language but superficial, with very little substantial discussion of the selected topics for the "lessons on phys...
Nice short read that introduces some of the biggest theory's in physics to the laymen.
Billed as an "easy to grasp" look at physics, I thought this would be a great pickup. I had shied away from sciences while in school although I had loved astronomy. This seemed like a good possible refresher. Instead it's really strange. The book is entirely too short to give a really good explana...
I'll give it four stars for the first six lessons, and give it a free pass on the seventh - which isn't a lesson at all, or even about physics, but is an awkward attempt at comforting those who might be tempted to think all this physics stuff somehow detracts from the meaningfulness of our human exi...