Hardback The order of time / Carlo Rovelli ; translated by Erica Segre and Siman Carnell.
Publication year: 2018
Publisher: UK : Allen Lane,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9780241292525 (hbk.) :
Translated from the Italian.
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.
Original title: Ordine del tempo. English
213 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 19 cm