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 a major bestseller in Italy, explains general relativity, quantum mechanics, elementary particles, gravity, black holes, the complex architecture of the universe, and the role of humans in the strange world Rovelli describes. This is a book about the joy of discovery. It takes readers 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’s breathtaking.”

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  • Samira Tabesh
    Sep 19, 2016

    Samira Tabesh

    مختصر و جذاب واقعا لذت بردم ازش ...

  • Jim
    Sep 18, 2016


    This was very short & I didn't expect too much. Unsurprisingly, this was a facile overview, but there were also some pretty dense concepts & too many attempts at poetry or philosophizing on his part at times. It assumes a fair amount of prior knowledge & the theme was uneve...

  • Anna
    Aug 29, 2016


    Προς κάποιον librarian που με πρόσεξε: Το βιβλίο κυκλοφορεί και στα ελληνικά εδώ και 2 μήνε...

  • Cassandra
    Aug 21, 2016


    This book is extremely poetic, and as poetry sprinkled with vague references to complex scientific concepts, it's great. As a lesson (however brief) on general relativity, quantum mechanics, or the other five topics, it completely misses the mark. This book is supposed to be written fo...

  • Sam Quixote
    Jul 26, 2016

    Sam Quixote

    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 ...

  • John Jr.
    Jul 16, 2016

    John Jr.

    Science might be described as the project by which we try to understand the world, but it has advanced far enough that understanding science is itself a challenge. Carlo Rovelli is a scientist (one of many, fortunately) who appears to believe that little good will come of leaving ordin...

  • Elizabeth
    Jul 14, 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 of ...

  • Daniel Chaikin
    Jun 28, 2016

    Daniel Chaikin

    Rovelli ranges from silly to enlightening and inspiring. He doesn't, however, ever really explain the physics. He's more interesting in talking about what it means, if that makes sense. Worth a look. (view spoiler)[He doesn't expect humans to survive climate change (hide spoiler)]Audio...

  • The Books Blender
    Jun 23, 2016

    The Books Blender

    «Da quando abbiamo imparato che la Terra è rotonda e gira come una trottola pazza, abbiamo capito che la realtà non è come ci appare: ogni volta che ne intravediamo un pezzo nuovo è un'emozione. Un altro velo che cade.»«Nasciamo e moriamo come nascono e muoiono le ...

  • Panagiotis
    Jun 10, 2016


    Ο Ροβέλι είναι μια εξέχουσα μορφή της θεωρητικής φυσικής. Πέραν της καθαρά ερευνη?...