• Seven Brief Lessons on Physics

  • By: Carlo Rovelli
  • Narrated by: Carlo Rovelli
  • Length: 1 hr and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 09-24-15
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • 4.3 (17 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics written and read by Carlo Rovelli. These seven short lessons guide us, with admirable clarity, through the scientific revolution that shook physics in the 20th century and still continues to shake us today.
In this short, playful, entertaining and mind-bending introduction to modern physics, Rovelli explains Einstein's theory of general relativity, quantum mechanics, black holes, the complex architecture of the universe, elementary particles, gravity, and the nature of the mind.
In under 100 pages, readers will understand the most transformative scientific discoveries of the 20th century.
Not since Richard Feynman's celebrated best seller Six Easy Pieces has physics been so vividly, intelligently and entertainingly revealed.
Carlo Rovelli is an eminent physicist with an extraordinary ability to write about complex topics in a lucid, clear prose. His book was top of the best-seller charts in Italy for months and has sold over 200,000 copies since publication in November. He is the head of the Équipe de Gravité Quantique at the theoretical physics department of Aix-Marseille University. It has sold in over a dozen languages.
©2015 Carlo Rovelli (P)2015 Penguin Books Limited
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By Vinod Ponmanadiyil on 01-11-16

breathtaking!

the most breathtaking summary of everything I've learned till now. amazing rendition. privileged to be the audience. thank you.

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By Mark on 03-15-17

Fascinating, but....

A fascinating little book, but the narrator's heavily accented English is sometimes difficult to follow. I think it would have been better read by a native English speaker.

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By Ms. K. D. Chadha on 03-14-17

Probably better as non audio book

This book came highly recommended to me. However, I was disappointed mainly because I found the narrator not engaging and difficult to keep up with. It wasn't an easy listen. However, I bought this book for my sister who is about to do astronomy gcse as I think the actual material is good.

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By Tess on 08-29-17

Can't wait for more.

Perfectly to the core of reality. Wonderful and enlightening. A singular genius, both in physics but also in perspective.

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By Kindle Customer on 08-15-17

Beautifully written

I thoroughly enjoyed this, never thought Physics could be so poetic! it was great to hear the writer read his own work too.

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