The Order of Time
The Order of Time
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The Order of Time

Carlo Rovelli
Hardback
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Translation of: 'L'ordine del tempo'. First published in Italian in 2017.
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THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER

'A dazzling book . . . the new Stephen Hawking' - Sunday Times
'Modern physics has found its poet. A captivating, fascinating, profoundly beautiful book' - John Banville

The bestselling author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics takes us on an enchanting, consoling journey to discover the meaning of time

'We are time. We are this space, this clearing opened by the traces of memory inside the connections between our neurons. We are memory. We are nostalgia. We are longing for a future that will not come.'

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. Enlightening and consoling, The Order of Time shows that to understand ourselves we need to reflect on time -- and to understand time we need to reflect on ourselves.

Translated by Simon Carnell and Erica Segre

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ISBN 9780241292525
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd
Format Hardback
Pages 224
Publication date 26 April 2018

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