The Resource Seven brief lessons on physics, Carlo Rovelli ; translated by Simon Carnell and Erica Segre

Seven brief lessons on physics, Carlo Rovelli ; translated by Simon Carnell and Erica Segre

Label
Seven brief lessons on physics
Title
Seven brief lessons on physics
Statement of responsibility
Carlo Rovelli ; translated by Simon Carnell and Erica Segre
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Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
Seven Brief Lessons on Physics is a book about the joy of discovery. Carlo Rovelli brings a playful, entertaining, and mind-bending introduction to modern physics, offering surprising{u2014}and surprisingly easy to grasp{u2014}explanations of Einstein's general relativity, quantum mechanics, elementary particles, gravity, black holes, the complex architecture of the universe, and the role humans play in this weird and wonderful world. He takes us to the frontiers of our knowledge: to the most minute reaches of the fabric of space, back to the origins of the cosmos, and into the workings of our minds. “Here, on the edge of what we know, in contact with the ocean of the unknown, shines the mystery and the beauty of the world,” Rovelli writes. “And it{u2019}s breathtaking.”.
Dewey number
530
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QC24.5
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Seven brief lessons on physics, Carlo Rovelli ; translated by Simon Carnell and Erica Segre
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • ce
  • es
  • fr
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The most beautiful of theories -- Quanta -- The architecture of the cosmos -- Particles -- Grains of space -- Probability, time, and the heat of black holes -- Ourselves
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
86 pages
Isbn
9780399184413
Lccn
bl2016001513
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
923311
System control number
  • sky279725003
  • (OCoLC)933728535
  • 923311

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