Reality Is Not What It Seems

Reality Is Not What It Seems

The Journey to Quantum Gravity

Audiobook CD - 2017
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In elegant and accessible prose, Rovelli takes listeners on a wondrous journey from Aristotle to Albert Einstein, from Michael Faraday to the Higgs boson, and from classical physics to his own work in quantum gravity. As he shows how the idea of reality has evolved over time, Rovelli offers listeners a deeper understanding of the theories he introduced so concisely in Seven Brief Lessons on Physics. His evocative explanations invite listeners to imagine, beyond their ever-changing idea of reality, a whole new world that has yet to be discovered.
Publisher: New York, NY : Penguin Audio, [2017]
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781524749576
Branch Call Number: CD 530.143 ROVELLI
Characteristics: audio file,CD audio
5 audio discs (6 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: McMillan, Roy 1963-- Narrator


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Jun 08, 2017

A little dense at times, I had to rewind a lot to make sure I understood the concepts but it is a beautifully written overview for anyone who enjoys science regardless of knowledge level. The perspective of an Italian physicist I felt added more depth to the history of science and a different take on the more mainstream breakthroughs that the general public might be more aware of. I.E. 'God Particle' and String Theory. The title does the overriding theme justice!

"...Great science and great poetry are both visionary. And they even arrive at the same intuitions. Our culture is foolish to keep science and poetry separated. They are two tools to open our eyes to the complexity and beauty of the world." - Carlo Rovelli


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