Seven Brief Lessons on Physics

  • by Carlo Rovelli
  • Narrated by Carlo Rovelli
  • 1 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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 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.

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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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- Mark

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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- Ms. K. D. Chadha

Book Details

  • Release Date: 24-09-2015
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd