Seven Brief Lessons on Physics

Seven Brief Lessons on Physics

Everything you need to know about the beauty of modern physics in less than 100 pages. In seven brief lessons, Italian theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli guides readers with admirable clarity through the most transformative physics breakthroughs of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. This playful, entertaining and mind-bending introduction to modern physics, already Everything you need to know about the beauty of modern physics in less than 100 pages. In seven brief lessons, Ital...

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Title:Seven Brief Lessons on Physics
Author:Carlo Rovelli
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:Sette brevi lezioni di fisica
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:86 pages pages

Seven Brief Lessons on Physics Reviews

  • Warwick
    Nov 22, 2016
    Engaging but over-slight summary of a few foundational concepts of modern physics, including special relativity, quantum theory, the standard model, as well as some leading hypothetical ideas like loop quantum gravity. It's always welcome to read someone who's working from the convi...
  • Riku Sayuj
    Aug 20, 2017
    Short and sweet. Six extremely brief lessons on six crucial areas of Physics and a final one on where we fit into all of it. Rovelli starts with General Relativity and shows us how elegant and simple it is - to re-imagine space as a place that bends, stretches, and interacts with the s...
  • Manny
    Sep 15, 2017
    Carlo Rovelli considers that everything is relational, and things only exist in virtue of their interactions with other things, so it's perhaps appropriate that I read Setti brevi lezioni di fisica in the way I did. Rovelli knows physics and Italian, and has used that knowledge to prod...
  • Barbara
    Dec 07, 2016
    These seven brief lessons about physics are interesting, enlightening, and (more or less) accessible to non-scientists. The author, Carlo Rovelli, is a theoretical physicist with great enthusiasm for his subject matter. The lessons (which I'm greatly simplifying) include: Spec...
  • Neva
    Dec 14, 2016
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  • Douglas
    Jan 11, 2016
    As a poem, this is quite beautiful. As a brief lesson, I'm confused. If the purpose was to ignite curiosity, I suppose this book met its objective. If its purpose was to distill the laws of physics into a comprehensible narrative, I'm afraid it did not work for me. I'm more confused no...
  • Joey Woolfardis
    May 21, 2018
    The first thing that needs to be said is that I have overrated this book by at least one star, maybe two. And I reason thusly... It is at times poetic, always interesting and forever thought-provoking. It is a beautifully bound hardback (if you have that copy), small enough to take ...
  • Melora
    Mar 14, 2017
    I adore the ideas of quantum mechanics and particle physics, and I have yet to find an author capable of explaining them to me in a way that sticks in my brain for any length of time. While I'm reading or listening, I'm absolutely entranced, but once the ?interaction? is over my un...
  • Sam Quixote
    Jul 26, 2016
    I wish I was more interested in reading about science because every time I hear about a science story or read a random article in New Scientist, I?m always impressed ? science is great and my knowledge of it is pitifully lacking. But when it comes to tackling even a 200 page scienc...
  • Brian Clegg
    Nov 11, 2015
    This strikes me as the kind of book that would really impress an arts graduate who thought it was giving deep insights into science in an elegant fashion, but for me it was a triumph of style over substance - far too little content to do justice to the subject. It is, in effect, seven ...
  • ☘Misericordia☘ ~ The Serendipity Aegis ~  ⚡ϟ⚡ϟ⚡⛈ ✺❂❤❣
    Apr 08, 2018
    Ok, I admit to some of my sins. I picked this up to make myself feel better on my loafing, which is something that keeps happening often! I might be deluding myself... or not. The fabrics of reality, as we try to understand it now, is described in this book in a visionary language. ...
  • Elizabeth
    Jul 12, 2016
    This review was originally published on the books and pieces blog. In those moments of life when the grim figures of anxiety, stress, or panic grip me tight and threaten to never let go, I have learned that the one thing sure to scare them off is a nice little face-off with the end...
  • Paulo Pires
    Oct 06, 2015
    4.7 Um livro surpreendente ... Este um livro pequeno em tamanho mas grande no potencial e na mensagem que transmite. Recebi ontem e li no mesmo dia! Achei deliciosa a forma como apresentada a fsica, como de uma forma simples nos oferecido o universo e aguada a cu...
  • RK-ïsme
    May 28, 2018
    One brief book on modern physics for those of us who know nothing of the subject. I recall a friend talking excitedly about quantum physics in 1968. I paid little attention at the time and since. Now I want to understand a bit of this, just a bit. Rovelli does a good job of explain...
  • Kevin Kelsey
    Jun 02, 2017
    This book explained the basic concepts of physics, and major breakthroughs in the field over the years in such an effortlessly poetic way, that I couldn't help but be drawn in and understand them a little bit better. Really fantastic stuff. ...
  • Orsodimondo
    May 18, 2015
    DE RERUM NATURA Sono pagine che raccontano di gente che con lo sguardo sapeva spaziare oltre l?orizzonte. Sono pagine sulla bellezza. E su occhi nuovi per vedere il mondo. Il mondo continua a cambiare sotto i nostri occhi, man mano che lo vediamo meglio. Siamo polvere di stelle...
  • Panagiotis
    Jun 07, 2016
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  • Veronique
    Apr 22, 2017
    3.5 "It is not against nature to be curious: it is in our nature to be so." This was an interesting little book. I am not a scientist, far from it, and spend most of the time in Humanities subjects. I was however curious to see what the author could communicate in such a short fo...
  • John
    Jun 14, 2017
    At school Physics was a mystery to me and one which I preferred to keep that way. The teachers didn't help. The beginning of my school week was made even more wretched by having a double dose of Physics first thing on a Monday morning. With the passing of the years the time seemed r...
  • Roberto
    Mar 21, 2015
    Chi sa sa, chi non sa continua a non sapere Queste sette lezioni (che poi sono sei pi una parte dedicata a riflessioni generali sull?uomo) sono parzialmente tratte da una serie di articoli pubblicati dall?autore sul ?Sole 24 Ore?. Le lezioni trattano, in 88 pagine com...
  • Kaitlin
    Mar 28, 2016
    Hmm this one was an interesting read. It's basically a rough introduction to Physics told through 7 different mini lessons. The ideas within the book are of course pretty complex, but the author has 'dumbed-down' or simplified it as much as possible to make it as accessible as possible...
  • Sean Gibson
    Apr 04, 2017
    It should be noted as a point of fact that ?brief? does not mean ?simple.? I really like physics. It explains how everything works, and it?s a discipline that doesn?t dogmatically cling to outmoded ideas when new evidence suggests that everything we thought we knew was c...
  • Darwin8u
    Mar 20, 2016
    "Physics opens windows through which we see far into the distance. What we see does not cease to astound us. We realize that we are full of prejudices and that our intuitive image of the world is partial, parochial, inadequate." ? Carlo Rovelli, Seven Brief Lessons on Physics ...
  • Nooilforpacifists
    Mar 04, 2016
    Why is everyone so crazy for this book? It's written on in the most abstract generalities (yet he can't resist including the general relativity equation for gravity without explanation). It's a high-level history almost anyone could have written, with one chapter expressing the favorit...
  • Alice Lippart
    Nov 11, 2018
    Quick, easy and interesting. ...
  • Amin
    Sep 14, 2017
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  • Jamie
    Jan 15, 2017
    Quick read. I felt the author talked about himself more than any of the theories he was trying to convey in his book. These are such complex theories, that were so dumbed- down it was impossible to read at times. ...
  • Matteo Fumagalli
    Nov 16, 2017
    "Non siamo curiosi contro natura, siamo curiosi per natura. [...] Nasciamo e moriamo come nascono e muoiono le stelle, sia individualmente che collettivamente. Questa la nostra realt. Per noi, proprio per la sua natura effimera, la vita preziosa." ...
  • Markus
    Jul 16, 2018
    SEVEN BRIEF LESSONS ON PHYSICS Carlo Rovelli This little book is a summary of the seven major science subjects condensed into seven lessons of no more than twelve pages each. It is written for readers like me, who know little about modern science and are grateful to get to know...
  • Lori
    Jul 29, 2018
    Seven Brief Lessons on Physics by Carlo Rovelli A theoretical physicist philosophical guide to modern physics. It?s written as an assessable introduction for people unfamiliar with the concepts. Successfully, I believe. A lot of times beginner guides are overly simple for the f...