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Seven brief lessons on physics

Author: Carlo Rovelli; Simon Carnell; Erica Segre
Publisher: UK : Allen Lane, an imprint of Penguin Books, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 one hundred pages, readers will understand the most transformative scientific discoveries of the twentieth century.
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Genre/Form: History
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carlo Rovelli; Simon Carnell; Erica Segre
ISBN: 0241235960 9780241235966 9780399184437 0399184430 0399184414 9780399184413 0141981725 9780141981727
OCLC Number: 921184069
Language Note: Translated from the Italian.
Notes: Translated from the Italian.
Includes index.
Description: viii, 83 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
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.
Other Titles: Sette brevi lezioni di fisica.
Responsibility: Carlo Rovelli ; translated by Simon Carnell and Erica Segre.

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