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The order of time

Author: Carlo Rovelli; Erica Segre; Simon Carnell
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2018.
Series: La scienza, 11.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Why do we remember the past and not the future? What does it mean for time to "flow"? Do we exist in time or does time exist in us? In lyric, accessible prose, Carlo Rovelli invites us to consider questions about the nature of time that continue to puzzle physicists and philosophers alike.--
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Rovelli, Carlo, 1956-
Order of time.
New York : Riverhead Books, 2018
(DLC) 2017060293
(OCoLC)1020300173
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Carlo Rovelli; Erica Segre; Simon Carnell
ISBN: 9780735216129 0735216126 9780241292532 0241292530
OCLC Number: 1035368003
Language Note: In English, translated from the Italian.
Notes: Originally published in Italian: L'ordine del tempo (Milan : Adelphi Edizioni, 2017).
Description: 1 online resource (240 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Preface : perhaps time is the greatest remaining mystery --
The crumbling of time --
Loss of unity --
Loss of direction --
The end of the present --
Loss of independence --
Quanta of time --
The world without time --
The world is made of events, not things --
The inadequacy of grammar --
Dynamics as relation --
The sources of time --
Time is ignorance --
Perspective --
What emerges from a particularity --
The scent of the madeleine --
The source of time.
Series Title: La scienza, 11.
Other Titles: Ordine del tempo.
Responsibility: Carlo Rovelli ; translated by Erica Segre and Simon Carnell.
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