The man who makes physics sexythe scientist theyre calling the next Stephen Hawking The Times MagazineFrom the New York Timesbestselling author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics and the forthcoming The Order of Time, a closer look at the mind bending nature of the universeWhat are the elementary ingredients of the world Do time and space exist And what exactly is reality In elegant and accessible prose, theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli leads us on a wondrous journey from Democritus to Einstein, from Michael Faraday to gravitational waves, and from classical physics to his own work in quantum gravity As he shows us how the idea of reality has evolved over time, Rovelli offers deeper explanations of the theories he introduced so concisely in Seven Brief Lessons on Physics Rovelli invites us to imagine a marvelous world where space breaks up into tiny grains, time disappears at the smallest scales, and black holes are waiting to explodea vast universe still largely undiscovered


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