Seven Brief Lessons on Physics

Seven Brief Lessons on Physics

All the beauty of modern physics in fewer than a hundred pages. This is a book about the joy of discovery. A playful, entertaining, and mind-bending introduction to modern physics, it's already a major bestseller in Italy and the United Kingdom. Carlo Rovelli offers surprising?and surprisingly easy to grasp?explanations of general relativity, quantum mechanics, elementary p All the beauty of modern physics in fewer than a hundred pages. This is a book about the joy of discovery. A p...

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Title:Seven Brief Lessons on Physics
Author:Carlo Rovelli
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Genres:Science
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Number of Pages:81 pages pages

Seven Brief Lessons on Physics Reviews

  • Warwick
    Nov 22, 2016

    "Physics opens windows through which we see far into the distance. What we see does not cease to astound us. We realize that we are full of prejudices and that our intuitive image of the world is partial, parochial, inadequate." ? Carlo Rovelli, Seven Brief Lessons on Physics ...

    This strikes me as the kind of book that would really impress an arts graduate who thought it was giving deep insights into science in an elegant fashion, but for me it was a triumph of style over substance - far too little content to do justice to the subject. It is, in effect, seven ...

    Seven Brief Lessons on Physics by Carlo Rovelli A theoretical physicist philosophical guide to modern physics. It?s written as an assessable introduction for people unfamiliar with the concepts. Successfully, I believe. A lot of times beginner guides are overly simple for the f...

    Ok, I admit to some of my sins. I picked this up to make myself feel better on my loafing, which is something that keeps happening often! I might be deluding myself... or not. The fabrics of reality, as we try to understand it now, is described in this book in a visionary language. ...

    This book explained the basic concepts of physics, and major breakthroughs in the field over the years in such an effortlessly poetic way, that I couldn't help but be drawn in and understand them a little bit better. Really fantastic stuff. ...

    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...

    It should be noted as a point of fact that ?brief? does not mean ?simple.? I really like physics. It explains how everything works, and it?s a discipline that doesn?t dogmatically cling to outmoded ideas when new evidence suggests that everything we thought we knew was c...

    Quick read. I felt the author talked about himself more than any of the theories he was trying to convey in his book. These are such complex theories, that were so dumbed- down it was impossible to read at times. ...

    The first thing that needs to be said is that I have overrated this book by at least one star, maybe two. And I reason thusly... It is at times poetic, always interesting and forever thought-provoking. It is a beautifully bound hardback (if you have that copy), small enough to take ...

    Engaging but over-slight summary of a few foundational concepts of modern physics, including special relativity, quantum theory, the standard model, as well as some leading hypothetical ideas like loop quantum gravity. It's always welcome to read someone who's working from the convi...

  • Nick
    Oct 31, 2015

    "Physics opens windows through which we see far into the distance. What we see does not cease to astound us. We realize that we are full of prejudices and that our intuitive image of the world is partial, parochial, inadequate." ? Carlo Rovelli, Seven Brief Lessons on Physics ...

    This strikes me as the kind of book that would really impress an arts graduate who thought it was giving deep insights into science in an elegant fashion, but for me it was a triumph of style over substance - far too little content to do justice to the subject. It is, in effect, seven ...

    Seven Brief Lessons on Physics by Carlo Rovelli A theoretical physicist philosophical guide to modern physics. It?s written as an assessable introduction for people unfamiliar with the concepts. Successfully, I believe. A lot of times beginner guides are overly simple for the f...

    Ok, I admit to some of my sins. I picked this up to make myself feel better on my loafing, which is something that keeps happening often! I might be deluding myself... or not. The fabrics of reality, as we try to understand it now, is described in this book in a visionary language. ...

    This book explained the basic concepts of physics, and major breakthroughs in the field over the years in such an effortlessly poetic way, that I couldn't help but be drawn in and understand them a little bit better. Really fantastic stuff. ...

    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...

    It should be noted as a point of fact that ?brief? does not mean ?simple.? I really like physics. It explains how everything works, and it?s a discipline that doesn?t dogmatically cling to outmoded ideas when new evidence suggests that everything we thought we knew was c...

    Quick read. I felt the author talked about himself more than any of the theories he was trying to convey in his book. These are such complex theories, that were so dumbed- down it was impossible to read at times. ...

    The first thing that needs to be said is that I have overrated this book by at least one star, maybe two. And I reason thusly... It is at times poetic, always interesting and forever thought-provoking. It is a beautifully bound hardback (if you have that copy), small enough to take ...

    Engaging but over-slight summary of a few foundational concepts of modern physics, including special relativity, quantum theory, the standard model, as well as some leading hypothetical ideas like loop quantum gravity. It's always welcome to read someone who's working from the convi...

    These seven brief lessons about physics are interesting, enlightening, and (more or less) accessible to non-scientists. The author, Carlo Rovelli, is a theoretical physicist with great enthusiasm for his subject matter. The lessons (which I'm greatly simplifying) include: Spec...

    Short and sweet. Six extremely brief lessons on six crucial areas of Physics and a final one on where we fit into all of it. Rovelli starts with General Relativity and shows us how elegant and simple it is - to re-imagine space as a place that bends, stretches, and interacts with the s...

    One brief book on modern physics for those of us who know nothing of the subject. I recall a friend talking excitedly about quantum physics in 1968. I paid little attention at the time and since. Now I want to understand a bit of this, just a bit. Rovelli does a good job of explain...

    Carlo Rovelli considers that everything is relational, and things only exist in virtue of their interactions with other things, so it's perhaps appropriate that I read Setti brevi lezioni di fisica in the way I did. Rovelli knows physics and Italian, and has used that knowledge to prod...

    As a poem, this is quite beautiful. As a brief lesson, I'm confused. If the purpose was to ignite curiosity, I suppose this book met its objective. If its purpose was to distill the laws of physics into a comprehensible narrative, I'm afraid it did not work for me. I'm more confused no...

    Why is everyone so crazy for this book? It's written on in the most abstract generalities (yet he can't resist including the general relativity equation for gravity without explanation). It's a high-level history almost anyone could have written, with one chapter expressing the favorit...

    SEVEN BRIEF LESSONS ON PHYSICS Carlo Rovelli This little book is a summary of the seven major science subjects condensed into seven lessons of no more than twelve pages each. It is written for readers like me, who know little about modern science and are grateful to get to know...

    Seven brief sentences on Carlo Rovelli's Seven Brief Lessons On Physics: 1. Trying to understand Physics will melt your brain. 2. Gravity is like a giant snail shell around us that ripples like a sea - it's an omnipresent sea snail, and it's also the sea, and all the currents and...

    Quick, easy and interesting. ...

    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 scienc...

    I adore the ideas of quantum mechanics and particle physics, and I have yet to find an author capable of explaining them to me in a way that sticks in my brain for any length of time. While I'm reading or listening, I'm absolutely entranced, but once the ?interaction? is over my un...

    At school Physics was a mystery to me and one which I preferred to keep that way. The teachers didn't help. The beginning of my school week was made even more wretched by having a double dose of Physics first thing on a Monday morning. With the passing of the years the time seemed r...

    Did you know ?time? moves faster on top of a mountain? We can all grasp this with a simple exercise and it is immediately self evident. This book was a delightful little piece, reducing over a century of physics to terms that just about anyone can grasp. It helps to have some train...

    Hmm this one was an interesting read. It's basically a rough introduction to Physics told through 7 different mini lessons. The ideas within the book are of course pretty complex, but the author has 'dumbed-down' or simplified it as much as possible to make it as accessible as possible...

    3.5 "It is not against nature to be curious: it is in our nature to be so." This was an interesting little book. I am not a scientist, far from it, and spend most of the time in Humanities subjects. I was however curious to see what the author could communicate in such a short fo...

    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. And it?s breathtaking. Brief though these lessons may be, simple they are not. The preface elucidates that these are lessons for those who have little to ...

    Lovely, very short book on the wonders of physics. Intended for the absolute neophyte, so hardly testing - although I did find new perspectives in the mix. Fractionally awkward translation in places, but a really enjoyable and almost poetic journey. ...

  • Riku Sayuj
    Aug 20, 2017

    "Physics opens windows through which we see far into the distance. What we see does not cease to astound us. We realize that we are full of prejudices and that our intuitive image of the world is partial, parochial, inadequate." ? Carlo Rovelli, Seven Brief Lessons on Physics ...

    This strikes me as the kind of book that would really impress an arts graduate who thought it was giving deep insights into science in an elegant fashion, but for me it was a triumph of style over substance - far too little content to do justice to the subject. It is, in effect, seven ...

    Seven Brief Lessons on Physics by Carlo Rovelli A theoretical physicist philosophical guide to modern physics. It?s written as an assessable introduction for people unfamiliar with the concepts. Successfully, I believe. A lot of times beginner guides are overly simple for the f...

    Ok, I admit to some of my sins. I picked this up to make myself feel better on my loafing, which is something that keeps happening often! I might be deluding myself... or not. The fabrics of reality, as we try to understand it now, is described in this book in a visionary language. ...

    This book explained the basic concepts of physics, and major breakthroughs in the field over the years in such an effortlessly poetic way, that I couldn't help but be drawn in and understand them a little bit better. Really fantastic stuff. ...

    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...

    It should be noted as a point of fact that ?brief? does not mean ?simple.? I really like physics. It explains how everything works, and it?s a discipline that doesn?t dogmatically cling to outmoded ideas when new evidence suggests that everything we thought we knew was c...

    Quick read. I felt the author talked about himself more than any of the theories he was trying to convey in his book. These are such complex theories, that were so dumbed- down it was impossible to read at times. ...

    The first thing that needs to be said is that I have overrated this book by at least one star, maybe two. And I reason thusly... It is at times poetic, always interesting and forever thought-provoking. It is a beautifully bound hardback (if you have that copy), small enough to take ...

    Engaging but over-slight summary of a few foundational concepts of modern physics, including special relativity, quantum theory, the standard model, as well as some leading hypothetical ideas like loop quantum gravity. It's always welcome to read someone who's working from the convi...

    These seven brief lessons about physics are interesting, enlightening, and (more or less) accessible to non-scientists. The author, Carlo Rovelli, is a theoretical physicist with great enthusiasm for his subject matter. The lessons (which I'm greatly simplifying) include: Spec...

    Short and sweet. Six extremely brief lessons on six crucial areas of Physics and a final one on where we fit into all of it. Rovelli starts with General Relativity and shows us how elegant and simple it is - to re-imagine space as a place that bends, stretches, and interacts with the s...

  • Manny
    Sep 15, 2017

    "Physics opens windows through which we see far into the distance. What we see does not cease to astound us. We realize that we are full of prejudices and that our intuitive image of the world is partial, parochial, inadequate." ? Carlo Rovelli, Seven Brief Lessons on Physics ...

    This strikes me as the kind of book that would really impress an arts graduate who thought it was giving deep insights into science in an elegant fashion, but for me it was a triumph of style over substance - far too little content to do justice to the subject. It is, in effect, seven ...

    Seven Brief Lessons on Physics by Carlo Rovelli A theoretical physicist philosophical guide to modern physics. It?s written as an assessable introduction for people unfamiliar with the concepts. Successfully, I believe. A lot of times beginner guides are overly simple for the f...

    Ok, I admit to some of my sins. I picked this up to make myself feel better on my loafing, which is something that keeps happening often! I might be deluding myself... or not. The fabrics of reality, as we try to understand it now, is described in this book in a visionary language. ...

    This book explained the basic concepts of physics, and major breakthroughs in the field over the years in such an effortlessly poetic way, that I couldn't help but be drawn in and understand them a little bit better. Really fantastic stuff. ...

    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...

    It should be noted as a point of fact that ?brief? does not mean ?simple.? I really like physics. It explains how everything works, and it?s a discipline that doesn?t dogmatically cling to outmoded ideas when new evidence suggests that everything we thought we knew was c...

    Quick read. I felt the author talked about himself more than any of the theories he was trying to convey in his book. These are such complex theories, that were so dumbed- down it was impossible to read at times. ...

    The first thing that needs to be said is that I have overrated this book by at least one star, maybe two. And I reason thusly... It is at times poetic, always interesting and forever thought-provoking. It is a beautifully bound hardback (if you have that copy), small enough to take ...

    Engaging but over-slight summary of a few foundational concepts of modern physics, including special relativity, quantum theory, the standard model, as well as some leading hypothetical ideas like loop quantum gravity. It's always welcome to read someone who's working from the convi...

    These seven brief lessons about physics are interesting, enlightening, and (more or less) accessible to non-scientists. The author, Carlo Rovelli, is a theoretical physicist with great enthusiasm for his subject matter. The lessons (which I'm greatly simplifying) include: Spec...

    Short and sweet. Six extremely brief lessons on six crucial areas of Physics and a final one on where we fit into all of it. Rovelli starts with General Relativity and shows us how elegant and simple it is - to re-imagine space as a place that bends, stretches, and interacts with the s...

    One brief book on modern physics for those of us who know nothing of the subject. I recall a friend talking excitedly about quantum physics in 1968. I paid little attention at the time and since. Now I want to understand a bit of this, just a bit. Rovelli does a good job of explain...

    Carlo Rovelli considers that everything is relational, and things only exist in virtue of their interactions with other things, so it's perhaps appropriate that I read Setti brevi lezioni di fisica in the way I did. Rovelli knows physics and Italian, and has used that knowledge to prod...

  • Ali M.
    May 19, 2016

    "Physics opens windows through which we see far into the distance. What we see does not cease to astound us. We realize that we are full of prejudices and that our intuitive image of the world is partial, parochial, inadequate." ? Carlo Rovelli, Seven Brief Lessons on Physics ...

    This strikes me as the kind of book that would really impress an arts graduate who thought it was giving deep insights into science in an elegant fashion, but for me it was a triumph of style over substance - far too little content to do justice to the subject. It is, in effect, seven ...

    Seven Brief Lessons on Physics by Carlo Rovelli A theoretical physicist philosophical guide to modern physics. It?s written as an assessable introduction for people unfamiliar with the concepts. Successfully, I believe. A lot of times beginner guides are overly simple for the f...

    Ok, I admit to some of my sins. I picked this up to make myself feel better on my loafing, which is something that keeps happening often! I might be deluding myself... or not. The fabrics of reality, as we try to understand it now, is described in this book in a visionary language. ...

    This book explained the basic concepts of physics, and major breakthroughs in the field over the years in such an effortlessly poetic way, that I couldn't help but be drawn in and understand them a little bit better. Really fantastic stuff. ...

    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...

    It should be noted as a point of fact that ?brief? does not mean ?simple.? I really like physics. It explains how everything works, and it?s a discipline that doesn?t dogmatically cling to outmoded ideas when new evidence suggests that everything we thought we knew was c...

    Quick read. I felt the author talked about himself more than any of the theories he was trying to convey in his book. These are such complex theories, that were so dumbed- down it was impossible to read at times. ...

    The first thing that needs to be said is that I have overrated this book by at least one star, maybe two. And I reason thusly... It is at times poetic, always interesting and forever thought-provoking. It is a beautifully bound hardback (if you have that copy), small enough to take ...

    Engaging but over-slight summary of a few foundational concepts of modern physics, including special relativity, quantum theory, the standard model, as well as some leading hypothetical ideas like loop quantum gravity. It's always welcome to read someone who's working from the convi...

    These seven brief lessons about physics are interesting, enlightening, and (more or less) accessible to non-scientists. The author, Carlo Rovelli, is a theoretical physicist with great enthusiasm for his subject matter. The lessons (which I'm greatly simplifying) include: Spec...

    Short and sweet. Six extremely brief lessons on six crucial areas of Physics and a final one on where we fit into all of it. Rovelli starts with General Relativity and shows us how elegant and simple it is - to re-imagine space as a place that bends, stretches, and interacts with the s...

    One brief book on modern physics for those of us who know nothing of the subject. I recall a friend talking excitedly about quantum physics in 1968. I paid little attention at the time and since. Now I want to understand a bit of this, just a bit. Rovelli does a good job of explain...

    Carlo Rovelli considers that everything is relational, and things only exist in virtue of their interactions with other things, so it's perhaps appropriate that I read Setti brevi lezioni di fisica in the way I did. Rovelli knows physics and Italian, and has used that knowledge to prod...

    As a poem, this is quite beautiful. As a brief lesson, I'm confused. If the purpose was to ignite curiosity, I suppose this book met its objective. If its purpose was to distill the laws of physics into a comprehensible narrative, I'm afraid it did not work for me. I'm more confused no...

    Why is everyone so crazy for this book? It's written on in the most abstract generalities (yet he can't resist including the general relativity equation for gravity without explanation). It's a high-level history almost anyone could have written, with one chapter expressing the favorit...

    SEVEN BRIEF LESSONS ON PHYSICS Carlo Rovelli This little book is a summary of the seven major science subjects condensed into seven lessons of no more than twelve pages each. It is written for readers like me, who know little about modern science and are grateful to get to know...

    Seven brief sentences on Carlo Rovelli's Seven Brief Lessons On Physics: 1. Trying to understand Physics will melt your brain. 2. Gravity is like a giant snail shell around us that ripples like a sea - it's an omnipresent sea snail, and it's also the sea, and all the currents and...

    Quick, easy and interesting. ...

    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 scienc...

    I adore the ideas of quantum mechanics and particle physics, and I have yet to find an author capable of explaining them to me in a way that sticks in my brain for any length of time. While I'm reading or listening, I'm absolutely entranced, but once the ?interaction? is over my un...

    At school Physics was a mystery to me and one which I preferred to keep that way. The teachers didn't help. The beginning of my school week was made even more wretched by having a double dose of Physics first thing on a Monday morning. With the passing of the years the time seemed r...

    Did you know ?time? moves faster on top of a mountain? We can all grasp this with a simple exercise and it is immediately self evident. This book was a delightful little piece, reducing over a century of physics to terms that just about anyone can grasp. It helps to have some train...

    Hmm this one was an interesting read. It's basically a rough introduction to Physics told through 7 different mini lessons. The ideas within the book are of course pretty complex, but the author has 'dumbed-down' or simplified it as much as possible to make it as accessible as possible...

    3.5 "It is not against nature to be curious: it is in our nature to be so." This was an interesting little book. I am not a scientist, far from it, and spend most of the time in Humanities subjects. I was however curious to see what the author could communicate in such a short fo...

    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. And it?s breathtaking. Brief though these lessons may be, simple they are not. The preface elucidates that these are lessons for those who have little to ...

    Lovely, very short book on the wonders of physics. Intended for the absolute neophyte, so hardly testing - although I did find new perspectives in the mix. Fractionally awkward translation in places, but a really enjoyable and almost poetic journey. ...

    I was really excited about reading this book and unfortunately I was completely disappointed with this one. The book itself is gorgeous; a jacketless hardback with copper foiling, this intrigued me from the first time I saw it. This is marketed as a simple starter book of physics...

    170118 later addition: wondering now if this is a subgenre of brief, nonfiction, summaries of ideas floating about that the average curious reader, the usual postmodern reader, might like to know about but not so much to actually study. if so, this book is very good. perhaps my dissati...

    I feel like for every five books I read on physics, I come away with maybe one or two major points grasped well. This book? All seven "lessons" (and more details within each of them) have firmly lodged themselves in my brain. I'm sure I'll need to revisit them every once in awhile in o...

  • Barbara
    Dec 07, 2016

    "Physics opens windows through which we see far into the distance. What we see does not cease to astound us. We realize that we are full of prejudices and that our intuitive image of the world is partial, parochial, inadequate." ? Carlo Rovelli, Seven Brief Lessons on Physics ...

    This strikes me as the kind of book that would really impress an arts graduate who thought it was giving deep insights into science in an elegant fashion, but for me it was a triumph of style over substance - far too little content to do justice to the subject. It is, in effect, seven ...

    Seven Brief Lessons on Physics by Carlo Rovelli A theoretical physicist philosophical guide to modern physics. It?s written as an assessable introduction for people unfamiliar with the concepts. Successfully, I believe. A lot of times beginner guides are overly simple for the f...

    Ok, I admit to some of my sins. I picked this up to make myself feel better on my loafing, which is something that keeps happening often! I might be deluding myself... or not. The fabrics of reality, as we try to understand it now, is described in this book in a visionary language. ...

    This book explained the basic concepts of physics, and major breakthroughs in the field over the years in such an effortlessly poetic way, that I couldn't help but be drawn in and understand them a little bit better. Really fantastic stuff. ...

    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...

    It should be noted as a point of fact that ?brief? does not mean ?simple.? I really like physics. It explains how everything works, and it?s a discipline that doesn?t dogmatically cling to outmoded ideas when new evidence suggests that everything we thought we knew was c...

    Quick read. I felt the author talked about himself more than any of the theories he was trying to convey in his book. These are such complex theories, that were so dumbed- down it was impossible to read at times. ...

    The first thing that needs to be said is that I have overrated this book by at least one star, maybe two. And I reason thusly... It is at times poetic, always interesting and forever thought-provoking. It is a beautifully bound hardback (if you have that copy), small enough to take ...

    Engaging but over-slight summary of a few foundational concepts of modern physics, including special relativity, quantum theory, the standard model, as well as some leading hypothetical ideas like loop quantum gravity. It's always welcome to read someone who's working from the convi...

    These seven brief lessons about physics are interesting, enlightening, and (more or less) accessible to non-scientists. The author, Carlo Rovelli, is a theoretical physicist with great enthusiasm for his subject matter. The lessons (which I'm greatly simplifying) include: Spec...

  • Douglas
    Jan 11, 2016

    "Physics opens windows through which we see far into the distance. What we see does not cease to astound us. We realize that we are full of prejudices and that our intuitive image of the world is partial, parochial, inadequate." ? Carlo Rovelli, Seven Brief Lessons on Physics ...

    This strikes me as the kind of book that would really impress an arts graduate who thought it was giving deep insights into science in an elegant fashion, but for me it was a triumph of style over substance - far too little content to do justice to the subject. It is, in effect, seven ...

    Seven Brief Lessons on Physics by Carlo Rovelli A theoretical physicist philosophical guide to modern physics. It?s written as an assessable introduction for people unfamiliar with the concepts. Successfully, I believe. A lot of times beginner guides are overly simple for the f...

    Ok, I admit to some of my sins. I picked this up to make myself feel better on my loafing, which is something that keeps happening often! I might be deluding myself... or not. The fabrics of reality, as we try to understand it now, is described in this book in a visionary language. ...

    This book explained the basic concepts of physics, and major breakthroughs in the field over the years in such an effortlessly poetic way, that I couldn't help but be drawn in and understand them a little bit better. Really fantastic stuff. ...

    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...

    It should be noted as a point of fact that ?brief? does not mean ?simple.? I really like physics. It explains how everything works, and it?s a discipline that doesn?t dogmatically cling to outmoded ideas when new evidence suggests that everything we thought we knew was c...

    Quick read. I felt the author talked about himself more than any of the theories he was trying to convey in his book. These are such complex theories, that were so dumbed- down it was impossible to read at times. ...

    The first thing that needs to be said is that I have overrated this book by at least one star, maybe two. And I reason thusly... It is at times poetic, always interesting and forever thought-provoking. It is a beautifully bound hardback (if you have that copy), small enough to take ...

    Engaging but over-slight summary of a few foundational concepts of modern physics, including special relativity, quantum theory, the standard model, as well as some leading hypothetical ideas like loop quantum gravity. It's always welcome to read someone who's working from the convi...

    These seven brief lessons about physics are interesting, enlightening, and (more or less) accessible to non-scientists. The author, Carlo Rovelli, is a theoretical physicist with great enthusiasm for his subject matter. The lessons (which I'm greatly simplifying) include: Spec...

    Short and sweet. Six extremely brief lessons on six crucial areas of Physics and a final one on where we fit into all of it. Rovelli starts with General Relativity and shows us how elegant and simple it is - to re-imagine space as a place that bends, stretches, and interacts with the s...

    One brief book on modern physics for those of us who know nothing of the subject. I recall a friend talking excitedly about quantum physics in 1968. I paid little attention at the time and since. Now I want to understand a bit of this, just a bit. Rovelli does a good job of explain...

    Carlo Rovelli considers that everything is relational, and things only exist in virtue of their interactions with other things, so it's perhaps appropriate that I read Setti brevi lezioni di fisica in the way I did. Rovelli knows physics and Italian, and has used that knowledge to prod...

    As a poem, this is quite beautiful. As a brief lesson, I'm confused. If the purpose was to ignite curiosity, I suppose this book met its objective. If its purpose was to distill the laws of physics into a comprehensible narrative, I'm afraid it did not work for me. I'm more confused no...

  • Michael
    May 31, 2016

    "Physics opens windows through which we see far into the distance. What we see does not cease to astound us. We realize that we are full of prejudices and that our intuitive image of the world is partial, parochial, inadequate." ? Carlo Rovelli, Seven Brief Lessons on Physics ...

    This strikes me as the kind of book that would really impress an arts graduate who thought it was giving deep insights into science in an elegant fashion, but for me it was a triumph of style over substance - far too little content to do justice to the subject. It is, in effect, seven ...

    Seven Brief Lessons on Physics by Carlo Rovelli A theoretical physicist philosophical guide to modern physics. It?s written as an assessable introduction for people unfamiliar with the concepts. Successfully, I believe. A lot of times beginner guides are overly simple for the f...

    Ok, I admit to some of my sins. I picked this up to make myself feel better on my loafing, which is something that keeps happening often! I might be deluding myself... or not. The fabrics of reality, as we try to understand it now, is described in this book in a visionary language. ...

    This book explained the basic concepts of physics, and major breakthroughs in the field over the years in such an effortlessly poetic way, that I couldn't help but be drawn in and understand them a little bit better. Really fantastic stuff. ...

    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...

    It should be noted as a point of fact that ?brief? does not mean ?simple.? I really like physics. It explains how everything works, and it?s a discipline that doesn?t dogmatically cling to outmoded ideas when new evidence suggests that everything we thought we knew was c...

    Quick read. I felt the author talked about himself more than any of the theories he was trying to convey in his book. These are such complex theories, that were so dumbed- down it was impossible to read at times. ...

    The first thing that needs to be said is that I have overrated this book by at least one star, maybe two. And I reason thusly... It is at times poetic, always interesting and forever thought-provoking. It is a beautifully bound hardback (if you have that copy), small enough to take ...

    Engaging but over-slight summary of a few foundational concepts of modern physics, including special relativity, quantum theory, the standard model, as well as some leading hypothetical ideas like loop quantum gravity. It's always welcome to read someone who's working from the convi...

    These seven brief lessons about physics are interesting, enlightening, and (more or less) accessible to non-scientists. The author, Carlo Rovelli, is a theoretical physicist with great enthusiasm for his subject matter. The lessons (which I'm greatly simplifying) include: Spec...

    Short and sweet. Six extremely brief lessons on six crucial areas of Physics and a final one on where we fit into all of it. Rovelli starts with General Relativity and shows us how elegant and simple it is - to re-imagine space as a place that bends, stretches, and interacts with the s...

    One brief book on modern physics for those of us who know nothing of the subject. I recall a friend talking excitedly about quantum physics in 1968. I paid little attention at the time and since. Now I want to understand a bit of this, just a bit. Rovelli does a good job of explain...

    Carlo Rovelli considers that everything is relational, and things only exist in virtue of their interactions with other things, so it's perhaps appropriate that I read Setti brevi lezioni di fisica in the way I did. Rovelli knows physics and Italian, and has used that knowledge to prod...

    As a poem, this is quite beautiful. As a brief lesson, I'm confused. If the purpose was to ignite curiosity, I suppose this book met its objective. If its purpose was to distill the laws of physics into a comprehensible narrative, I'm afraid it did not work for me. I'm more confused no...

    Why is everyone so crazy for this book? It's written on in the most abstract generalities (yet he can't resist including the general relativity equation for gravity without explanation). It's a high-level history almost anyone could have written, with one chapter expressing the favorit...

    SEVEN BRIEF LESSONS ON PHYSICS Carlo Rovelli This little book is a summary of the seven major science subjects condensed into seven lessons of no more than twelve pages each. It is written for readers like me, who know little about modern science and are grateful to get to know...

    Seven brief sentences on Carlo Rovelli's Seven Brief Lessons On Physics: 1. Trying to understand Physics will melt your brain. 2. Gravity is like a giant snail shell around us that ripples like a sea - it's an omnipresent sea snail, and it's also the sea, and all the currents and...

    Quick, easy and interesting. ...

    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 scienc...

    I adore the ideas of quantum mechanics and particle physics, and I have yet to find an author capable of explaining them to me in a way that sticks in my brain for any length of time. While I'm reading or listening, I'm absolutely entranced, but once the ?interaction? is over my un...

    At school Physics was a mystery to me and one which I preferred to keep that way. The teachers didn't help. The beginning of my school week was made even more wretched by having a double dose of Physics first thing on a Monday morning. With the passing of the years the time seemed r...

    Did you know ?time? moves faster on top of a mountain? We can all grasp this with a simple exercise and it is immediately self evident. This book was a delightful little piece, reducing over a century of physics to terms that just about anyone can grasp. It helps to have some train...

    Hmm this one was an interesting read. It's basically a rough introduction to Physics told through 7 different mini lessons. The ideas within the book are of course pretty complex, but the author has 'dumbed-down' or simplified it as much as possible to make it as accessible as possible...

    3.5 "It is not against nature to be curious: it is in our nature to be so." This was an interesting little book. I am not a scientist, far from it, and spend most of the time in Humanities subjects. I was however curious to see what the author could communicate in such a short fo...

    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. And it?s breathtaking. Brief though these lessons may be, simple they are not. The preface elucidates that these are lessons for those who have little to ...

    Lovely, very short book on the wonders of physics. Intended for the absolute neophyte, so hardly testing - although I did find new perspectives in the mix. Fractionally awkward translation in places, but a really enjoyable and almost poetic journey. ...

    I was really excited about reading this book and unfortunately I was completely disappointed with this one. The book itself is gorgeous; a jacketless hardback with copper foiling, this intrigued me from the first time I saw it. This is marketed as a simple starter book of physics...

    170118 later addition: wondering now if this is a subgenre of brief, nonfiction, summaries of ideas floating about that the average curious reader, the usual postmodern reader, might like to know about but not so much to actually study. if so, this book is very good. perhaps my dissati...

  • Joey Woolfardis
    May 21, 2018

    "Physics opens windows through which we see far into the distance. What we see does not cease to astound us. We realize that we are full of prejudices and that our intuitive image of the world is partial, parochial, inadequate." ? Carlo Rovelli, Seven Brief Lessons on Physics ...

    This strikes me as the kind of book that would really impress an arts graduate who thought it was giving deep insights into science in an elegant fashion, but for me it was a triumph of style over substance - far too little content to do justice to the subject. It is, in effect, seven ...

    Seven Brief Lessons on Physics by Carlo Rovelli A theoretical physicist philosophical guide to modern physics. It?s written as an assessable introduction for people unfamiliar with the concepts. Successfully, I believe. A lot of times beginner guides are overly simple for the f...

    Ok, I admit to some of my sins. I picked this up to make myself feel better on my loafing, which is something that keeps happening often! I might be deluding myself... or not. The fabrics of reality, as we try to understand it now, is described in this book in a visionary language. ...

    This book explained the basic concepts of physics, and major breakthroughs in the field over the years in such an effortlessly poetic way, that I couldn't help but be drawn in and understand them a little bit better. Really fantastic stuff. ...

    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...

    It should be noted as a point of fact that ?brief? does not mean ?simple.? I really like physics. It explains how everything works, and it?s a discipline that doesn?t dogmatically cling to outmoded ideas when new evidence suggests that everything we thought we knew was c...

    Quick read. I felt the author talked about himself more than any of the theories he was trying to convey in his book. These are such complex theories, that were so dumbed- down it was impossible to read at times. ...

    The first thing that needs to be said is that I have overrated this book by at least one star, maybe two. And I reason thusly... It is at times poetic, always interesting and forever thought-provoking. It is a beautifully bound hardback (if you have that copy), small enough to take ...

  • Melora
    Mar 14, 2017

    "Physics opens windows through which we see far into the distance. What we see does not cease to astound us. We realize that we are full of prejudices and that our intuitive image of the world is partial, parochial, inadequate." ? Carlo Rovelli, Seven Brief Lessons on Physics ...

    This strikes me as the kind of book that would really impress an arts graduate who thought it was giving deep insights into science in an elegant fashion, but for me it was a triumph of style over substance - far too little content to do justice to the subject. It is, in effect, seven ...

    Seven Brief Lessons on Physics by Carlo Rovelli A theoretical physicist philosophical guide to modern physics. It?s written as an assessable introduction for people unfamiliar with the concepts. Successfully, I believe. A lot of times beginner guides are overly simple for the f...

    Ok, I admit to some of my sins. I picked this up to make myself feel better on my loafing, which is something that keeps happening often! I might be deluding myself... or not. The fabrics of reality, as we try to understand it now, is described in this book in a visionary language. ...

    This book explained the basic concepts of physics, and major breakthroughs in the field over the years in such an effortlessly poetic way, that I couldn't help but be drawn in and understand them a little bit better. Really fantastic stuff. ...

    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...

    It should be noted as a point of fact that ?brief? does not mean ?simple.? I really like physics. It explains how everything works, and it?s a discipline that doesn?t dogmatically cling to outmoded ideas when new evidence suggests that everything we thought we knew was c...

    Quick read. I felt the author talked about himself more than any of the theories he was trying to convey in his book. These are such complex theories, that were so dumbed- down it was impossible to read at times. ...

    The first thing that needs to be said is that I have overrated this book by at least one star, maybe two. And I reason thusly... It is at times poetic, always interesting and forever thought-provoking. It is a beautifully bound hardback (if you have that copy), small enough to take ...

    Engaging but over-slight summary of a few foundational concepts of modern physics, including special relativity, quantum theory, the standard model, as well as some leading hypothetical ideas like loop quantum gravity. It's always welcome to read someone who's working from the convi...

    These seven brief lessons about physics are interesting, enlightening, and (more or less) accessible to non-scientists. The author, Carlo Rovelli, is a theoretical physicist with great enthusiasm for his subject matter. The lessons (which I'm greatly simplifying) include: Spec...

    Short and sweet. Six extremely brief lessons on six crucial areas of Physics and a final one on where we fit into all of it. Rovelli starts with General Relativity and shows us how elegant and simple it is - to re-imagine space as a place that bends, stretches, and interacts with the s...

    One brief book on modern physics for those of us who know nothing of the subject. I recall a friend talking excitedly about quantum physics in 1968. I paid little attention at the time and since. Now I want to understand a bit of this, just a bit. Rovelli does a good job of explain...

    Carlo Rovelli considers that everything is relational, and things only exist in virtue of their interactions with other things, so it's perhaps appropriate that I read Setti brevi lezioni di fisica in the way I did. Rovelli knows physics and Italian, and has used that knowledge to prod...

    As a poem, this is quite beautiful. As a brief lesson, I'm confused. If the purpose was to ignite curiosity, I suppose this book met its objective. If its purpose was to distill the laws of physics into a comprehensible narrative, I'm afraid it did not work for me. I'm more confused no...

    Why is everyone so crazy for this book? It's written on in the most abstract generalities (yet he can't resist including the general relativity equation for gravity without explanation). It's a high-level history almost anyone could have written, with one chapter expressing the favorit...

    SEVEN BRIEF LESSONS ON PHYSICS Carlo Rovelli This little book is a summary of the seven major science subjects condensed into seven lessons of no more than twelve pages each. It is written for readers like me, who know little about modern science and are grateful to get to know...

    Seven brief sentences on Carlo Rovelli's Seven Brief Lessons On Physics: 1. Trying to understand Physics will melt your brain. 2. Gravity is like a giant snail shell around us that ripples like a sea - it's an omnipresent sea snail, and it's also the sea, and all the currents and...

    Quick, easy and interesting. ...

    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 scienc...

    I adore the ideas of quantum mechanics and particle physics, and I have yet to find an author capable of explaining them to me in a way that sticks in my brain for any length of time. While I'm reading or listening, I'm absolutely entranced, but once the ?interaction? is over my un...

  • Sam Quixote
    Jul 26, 2016

    "Physics opens windows through which we see far into the distance. What we see does not cease to astound us. We realize that we are full of prejudices and that our intuitive image of the world is partial, parochial, inadequate." ? Carlo Rovelli, Seven Brief Lessons on Physics ...

    This strikes me as the kind of book that would really impress an arts graduate who thought it was giving deep insights into science in an elegant fashion, but for me it was a triumph of style over substance - far too little content to do justice to the subject. It is, in effect, seven ...

    Seven Brief Lessons on Physics by Carlo Rovelli A theoretical physicist philosophical guide to modern physics. It?s written as an assessable introduction for people unfamiliar with the concepts. Successfully, I believe. A lot of times beginner guides are overly simple for the f...

    Ok, I admit to some of my sins. I picked this up to make myself feel better on my loafing, which is something that keeps happening often! I might be deluding myself... or not. The fabrics of reality, as we try to understand it now, is described in this book in a visionary language. ...

    This book explained the basic concepts of physics, and major breakthroughs in the field over the years in such an effortlessly poetic way, that I couldn't help but be drawn in and understand them a little bit better. Really fantastic stuff. ...

    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...

    It should be noted as a point of fact that ?brief? does not mean ?simple.? I really like physics. It explains how everything works, and it?s a discipline that doesn?t dogmatically cling to outmoded ideas when new evidence suggests that everything we thought we knew was c...

    Quick read. I felt the author talked about himself more than any of the theories he was trying to convey in his book. These are such complex theories, that were so dumbed- down it was impossible to read at times. ...

    The first thing that needs to be said is that I have overrated this book by at least one star, maybe two. And I reason thusly... It is at times poetic, always interesting and forever thought-provoking. It is a beautifully bound hardback (if you have that copy), small enough to take ...

    Engaging but over-slight summary of a few foundational concepts of modern physics, including special relativity, quantum theory, the standard model, as well as some leading hypothetical ideas like loop quantum gravity. It's always welcome to read someone who's working from the convi...

    These seven brief lessons about physics are interesting, enlightening, and (more or less) accessible to non-scientists. The author, Carlo Rovelli, is a theoretical physicist with great enthusiasm for his subject matter. The lessons (which I'm greatly simplifying) include: Spec...

    Short and sweet. Six extremely brief lessons on six crucial areas of Physics and a final one on where we fit into all of it. Rovelli starts with General Relativity and shows us how elegant and simple it is - to re-imagine space as a place that bends, stretches, and interacts with the s...

    One brief book on modern physics for those of us who know nothing of the subject. I recall a friend talking excitedly about quantum physics in 1968. I paid little attention at the time and since. Now I want to understand a bit of this, just a bit. Rovelli does a good job of explain...

    Carlo Rovelli considers that everything is relational, and things only exist in virtue of their interactions with other things, so it's perhaps appropriate that I read Setti brevi lezioni di fisica in the way I did. Rovelli knows physics and Italian, and has used that knowledge to prod...

    As a poem, this is quite beautiful. As a brief lesson, I'm confused. If the purpose was to ignite curiosity, I suppose this book met its objective. If its purpose was to distill the laws of physics into a comprehensible narrative, I'm afraid it did not work for me. I'm more confused no...

    Why is everyone so crazy for this book? It's written on in the most abstract generalities (yet he can't resist including the general relativity equation for gravity without explanation). It's a high-level history almost anyone could have written, with one chapter expressing the favorit...

    SEVEN BRIEF LESSONS ON PHYSICS Carlo Rovelli This little book is a summary of the seven major science subjects condensed into seven lessons of no more than twelve pages each. It is written for readers like me, who know little about modern science and are grateful to get to know...

    Seven brief sentences on Carlo Rovelli's Seven Brief Lessons On Physics: 1. Trying to understand Physics will melt your brain. 2. Gravity is like a giant snail shell around us that ripples like a sea - it's an omnipresent sea snail, and it's also the sea, and all the currents and...

    Quick, easy and interesting. ...

    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 scienc...

  • Brian Clegg
    Nov 11, 2015

    "Physics opens windows through which we see far into the distance. What we see does not cease to astound us. We realize that we are full of prejudices and that our intuitive image of the world is partial, parochial, inadequate." ? Carlo Rovelli, Seven Brief Lessons on Physics ...

    This strikes me as the kind of book that would really impress an arts graduate who thought it was giving deep insights into science in an elegant fashion, but for me it was a triumph of style over substance - far too little content to do justice to the subject. It is, in effect, seven ...

  • ☘Misericordia☘ ~ The Serendipity Aegis ~  ⚡ϟ⚡ϟ⚡⛈ ✺❂❤❣
    Apr 08, 2018

    "Physics opens windows through which we see far into the distance. What we see does not cease to astound us. We realize that we are full of prejudices and that our intuitive image of the world is partial, parochial, inadequate." ? Carlo Rovelli, Seven Brief Lessons on Physics ...

    This strikes me as the kind of book that would really impress an arts graduate who thought it was giving deep insights into science in an elegant fashion, but for me it was a triumph of style over substance - far too little content to do justice to the subject. It is, in effect, seven ...

    Seven Brief Lessons on Physics by Carlo Rovelli A theoretical physicist philosophical guide to modern physics. It?s written as an assessable introduction for people unfamiliar with the concepts. Successfully, I believe. A lot of times beginner guides are overly simple for the f...

    Ok, I admit to some of my sins. I picked this up to make myself feel better on my loafing, which is something that keeps happening often! I might be deluding myself... or not. The fabrics of reality, as we try to understand it now, is described in this book in a visionary language. ...

  • Elizabeth
    Jul 12, 2016

    "Physics opens windows through which we see far into the distance. What we see does not cease to astound us. We realize that we are full of prejudices and that our intuitive image of the world is partial, parochial, inadequate." ? Carlo Rovelli, Seven Brief Lessons on Physics ...

    This strikes me as the kind of book that would really impress an arts graduate who thought it was giving deep insights into science in an elegant fashion, but for me it was a triumph of style over substance - far too little content to do justice to the subject. It is, in effect, seven ...

    Seven Brief Lessons on Physics by Carlo Rovelli A theoretical physicist philosophical guide to modern physics. It?s written as an assessable introduction for people unfamiliar with the concepts. Successfully, I believe. A lot of times beginner guides are overly simple for the f...

    Ok, I admit to some of my sins. I picked this up to make myself feel better on my loafing, which is something that keeps happening often! I might be deluding myself... or not. The fabrics of reality, as we try to understand it now, is described in this book in a visionary language. ...

    This book explained the basic concepts of physics, and major breakthroughs in the field over the years in such an effortlessly poetic way, that I couldn't help but be drawn in and understand them a little bit better. Really fantastic stuff. ...

    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...

  • RK-ïsme
    May 28, 2018

    "Physics opens windows through which we see far into the distance. What we see does not cease to astound us. We realize that we are full of prejudices and that our intuitive image of the world is partial, parochial, inadequate." ? Carlo Rovelli, Seven Brief Lessons on Physics ...

    This strikes me as the kind of book that would really impress an arts graduate who thought it was giving deep insights into science in an elegant fashion, but for me it was a triumph of style over substance - far too little content to do justice to the subject. It is, in effect, seven ...

    Seven Brief Lessons on Physics by Carlo Rovelli A theoretical physicist philosophical guide to modern physics. It?s written as an assessable introduction for people unfamiliar with the concepts. Successfully, I believe. A lot of times beginner guides are overly simple for the f...

    Ok, I admit to some of my sins. I picked this up to make myself feel better on my loafing, which is something that keeps happening often! I might be deluding myself... or not. The fabrics of reality, as we try to understand it now, is described in this book in a visionary language. ...

    This book explained the basic concepts of physics, and major breakthroughs in the field over the years in such an effortlessly poetic way, that I couldn't help but be drawn in and understand them a little bit better. Really fantastic stuff. ...

    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...

    It should be noted as a point of fact that ?brief? does not mean ?simple.? I really like physics. It explains how everything works, and it?s a discipline that doesn?t dogmatically cling to outmoded ideas when new evidence suggests that everything we thought we knew was c...

    Quick read. I felt the author talked about himself more than any of the theories he was trying to convey in his book. These are such complex theories, that were so dumbed- down it was impossible to read at times. ...

    The first thing that needs to be said is that I have overrated this book by at least one star, maybe two. And I reason thusly... It is at times poetic, always interesting and forever thought-provoking. It is a beautifully bound hardback (if you have that copy), small enough to take ...

    Engaging but over-slight summary of a few foundational concepts of modern physics, including special relativity, quantum theory, the standard model, as well as some leading hypothetical ideas like loop quantum gravity. It's always welcome to read someone who's working from the convi...

    These seven brief lessons about physics are interesting, enlightening, and (more or less) accessible to non-scientists. The author, Carlo Rovelli, is a theoretical physicist with great enthusiasm for his subject matter. The lessons (which I'm greatly simplifying) include: Spec...

    Short and sweet. Six extremely brief lessons on six crucial areas of Physics and a final one on where we fit into all of it. Rovelli starts with General Relativity and shows us how elegant and simple it is - to re-imagine space as a place that bends, stretches, and interacts with the s...

    One brief book on modern physics for those of us who know nothing of the subject. I recall a friend talking excitedly about quantum physics in 1968. I paid little attention at the time and since. Now I want to understand a bit of this, just a bit. Rovelli does a good job of explain...

  • Charlotte Jones
    Dec 27, 2015

    "Physics opens windows through which we see far into the distance. What we see does not cease to astound us. We realize that we are full of prejudices and that our intuitive image of the world is partial, parochial, inadequate." ? Carlo Rovelli, Seven Brief Lessons on Physics ...

    This strikes me as the kind of book that would really impress an arts graduate who thought it was giving deep insights into science in an elegant fashion, but for me it was a triumph of style over substance - far too little content to do justice to the subject. It is, in effect, seven ...

    Seven Brief Lessons on Physics by Carlo Rovelli A theoretical physicist philosophical guide to modern physics. It?s written as an assessable introduction for people unfamiliar with the concepts. Successfully, I believe. A lot of times beginner guides are overly simple for the f...

    Ok, I admit to some of my sins. I picked this up to make myself feel better on my loafing, which is something that keeps happening often! I might be deluding myself... or not. The fabrics of reality, as we try to understand it now, is described in this book in a visionary language. ...

    This book explained the basic concepts of physics, and major breakthroughs in the field over the years in such an effortlessly poetic way, that I couldn't help but be drawn in and understand them a little bit better. Really fantastic stuff. ...

    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...

    It should be noted as a point of fact that ?brief? does not mean ?simple.? I really like physics. It explains how everything works, and it?s a discipline that doesn?t dogmatically cling to outmoded ideas when new evidence suggests that everything we thought we knew was c...

    Quick read. I felt the author talked about himself more than any of the theories he was trying to convey in his book. These are such complex theories, that were so dumbed- down it was impossible to read at times. ...

    The first thing that needs to be said is that I have overrated this book by at least one star, maybe two. And I reason thusly... It is at times poetic, always interesting and forever thought-provoking. It is a beautifully bound hardback (if you have that copy), small enough to take ...

    Engaging but over-slight summary of a few foundational concepts of modern physics, including special relativity, quantum theory, the standard model, as well as some leading hypothetical ideas like loop quantum gravity. It's always welcome to read someone who's working from the convi...

    These seven brief lessons about physics are interesting, enlightening, and (more or less) accessible to non-scientists. The author, Carlo Rovelli, is a theoretical physicist with great enthusiasm for his subject matter. The lessons (which I'm greatly simplifying) include: Spec...

    Short and sweet. Six extremely brief lessons on six crucial areas of Physics and a final one on where we fit into all of it. Rovelli starts with General Relativity and shows us how elegant and simple it is - to re-imagine space as a place that bends, stretches, and interacts with the s...

    One brief book on modern physics for those of us who know nothing of the subject. I recall a friend talking excitedly about quantum physics in 1968. I paid little attention at the time and since. Now I want to understand a bit of this, just a bit. Rovelli does a good job of explain...

    Carlo Rovelli considers that everything is relational, and things only exist in virtue of their interactions with other things, so it's perhaps appropriate that I read Setti brevi lezioni di fisica in the way I did. Rovelli knows physics and Italian, and has used that knowledge to prod...

    As a poem, this is quite beautiful. As a brief lesson, I'm confused. If the purpose was to ignite curiosity, I suppose this book met its objective. If its purpose was to distill the laws of physics into a comprehensible narrative, I'm afraid it did not work for me. I'm more confused no...

    Why is everyone so crazy for this book? It's written on in the most abstract generalities (yet he can't resist including the general relativity equation for gravity without explanation). It's a high-level history almost anyone could have written, with one chapter expressing the favorit...

    SEVEN BRIEF LESSONS ON PHYSICS Carlo Rovelli This little book is a summary of the seven major science subjects condensed into seven lessons of no more than twelve pages each. It is written for readers like me, who know little about modern science and are grateful to get to know...

    Seven brief sentences on Carlo Rovelli's Seven Brief Lessons On Physics: 1. Trying to understand Physics will melt your brain. 2. Gravity is like a giant snail shell around us that ripples like a sea - it's an omnipresent sea snail, and it's also the sea, and all the currents and...

    Quick, easy and interesting. ...

    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 scienc...

    I adore the ideas of quantum mechanics and particle physics, and I have yet to find an author capable of explaining them to me in a way that sticks in my brain for any length of time. While I'm reading or listening, I'm absolutely entranced, but once the ?interaction? is over my un...

    At school Physics was a mystery to me and one which I preferred to keep that way. The teachers didn't help. The beginning of my school week was made even more wretched by having a double dose of Physics first thing on a Monday morning. With the passing of the years the time seemed r...

    Did you know ?time? moves faster on top of a mountain? We can all grasp this with a simple exercise and it is immediately self evident. This book was a delightful little piece, reducing over a century of physics to terms that just about anyone can grasp. It helps to have some train...

    Hmm this one was an interesting read. It's basically a rough introduction to Physics told through 7 different mini lessons. The ideas within the book are of course pretty complex, but the author has 'dumbed-down' or simplified it as much as possible to make it as accessible as possible...

    3.5 "It is not against nature to be curious: it is in our nature to be so." This was an interesting little book. I am not a scientist, far from it, and spend most of the time in Humanities subjects. I was however curious to see what the author could communicate in such a short fo...

    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. And it?s breathtaking. Brief though these lessons may be, simple they are not. The preface elucidates that these are lessons for those who have little to ...

    Lovely, very short book on the wonders of physics. Intended for the absolute neophyte, so hardly testing - although I did find new perspectives in the mix. Fractionally awkward translation in places, but a really enjoyable and almost poetic journey. ...

    I was really excited about reading this book and unfortunately I was completely disappointed with this one. The book itself is gorgeous; a jacketless hardback with copper foiling, this intrigued me from the first time I saw it. This is marketed as a simple starter book of physics...

  • Kevin Kelsey
    Jun 02, 2017

    "Physics opens windows through which we see far into the distance. What we see does not cease to astound us. We realize that we are full of prejudices and that our intuitive image of the world is partial, parochial, inadequate." ? Carlo Rovelli, Seven Brief Lessons on Physics ...

    This strikes me as the kind of book that would really impress an arts graduate who thought it was giving deep insights into science in an elegant fashion, but for me it was a triumph of style over substance - far too little content to do justice to the subject. It is, in effect, seven ...

    Seven Brief Lessons on Physics by Carlo Rovelli A theoretical physicist philosophical guide to modern physics. It?s written as an assessable introduction for people unfamiliar with the concepts. Successfully, I believe. A lot of times beginner guides are overly simple for the f...

    Ok, I admit to some of my sins. I picked this up to make myself feel better on my loafing, which is something that keeps happening often! I might be deluding myself... or not. The fabrics of reality, as we try to understand it now, is described in this book in a visionary language. ...

    This book explained the basic concepts of physics, and major breakthroughs in the field over the years in such an effortlessly poetic way, that I couldn't help but be drawn in and understand them a little bit better. Really fantastic stuff. ...

  • Veronique
    Apr 22, 2017

    "Physics opens windows through which we see far into the distance. What we see does not cease to astound us. We realize that we are full of prejudices and that our intuitive image of the world is partial, parochial, inadequate." ? Carlo Rovelli, Seven Brief Lessons on Physics ...

    This strikes me as the kind of book that would really impress an arts graduate who thought it was giving deep insights into science in an elegant fashion, but for me it was a triumph of style over substance - far too little content to do justice to the subject. It is, in effect, seven ...

    Seven Brief Lessons on Physics by Carlo Rovelli A theoretical physicist philosophical guide to modern physics. It?s written as an assessable introduction for people unfamiliar with the concepts. Successfully, I believe. A lot of times beginner guides are overly simple for the f...

    Ok, I admit to some of my sins. I picked this up to make myself feel better on my loafing, which is something that keeps happening often! I might be deluding myself... or not. The fabrics of reality, as we try to understand it now, is described in this book in a visionary language. ...

    This book explained the basic concepts of physics, and major breakthroughs in the field over the years in such an effortlessly poetic way, that I couldn't help but be drawn in and understand them a little bit better. Really fantastic stuff. ...

    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...

    It should be noted as a point of fact that ?brief? does not mean ?simple.? I really like physics. It explains how everything works, and it?s a discipline that doesn?t dogmatically cling to outmoded ideas when new evidence suggests that everything we thought we knew was c...

    Quick read. I felt the author talked about himself more than any of the theories he was trying to convey in his book. These are such complex theories, that were so dumbed- down it was impossible to read at times. ...

    The first thing that needs to be said is that I have overrated this book by at least one star, maybe two. And I reason thusly... It is at times poetic, always interesting and forever thought-provoking. It is a beautifully bound hardback (if you have that copy), small enough to take ...

    Engaging but over-slight summary of a few foundational concepts of modern physics, including special relativity, quantum theory, the standard model, as well as some leading hypothetical ideas like loop quantum gravity. It's always welcome to read someone who's working from the convi...

    These seven brief lessons about physics are interesting, enlightening, and (more or less) accessible to non-scientists. The author, Carlo Rovelli, is a theoretical physicist with great enthusiasm for his subject matter. The lessons (which I'm greatly simplifying) include: Spec...

    Short and sweet. Six extremely brief lessons on six crucial areas of Physics and a final one on where we fit into all of it. Rovelli starts with General Relativity and shows us how elegant and simple it is - to re-imagine space as a place that bends, stretches, and interacts with the s...

    One brief book on modern physics for those of us who know nothing of the subject. I recall a friend talking excitedly about quantum physics in 1968. I paid little attention at the time and since. Now I want to understand a bit of this, just a bit. Rovelli does a good job of explain...

    Carlo Rovelli considers that everything is relational, and things only exist in virtue of their interactions with other things, so it's perhaps appropriate that I read Setti brevi lezioni di fisica in the way I did. Rovelli knows physics and Italian, and has used that knowledge to prod...

    As a poem, this is quite beautiful. As a brief lesson, I'm confused. If the purpose was to ignite curiosity, I suppose this book met its objective. If its purpose was to distill the laws of physics into a comprehensible narrative, I'm afraid it did not work for me. I'm more confused no...

    Why is everyone so crazy for this book? It's written on in the most abstract generalities (yet he can't resist including the general relativity equation for gravity without explanation). It's a high-level history almost anyone could have written, with one chapter expressing the favorit...

    SEVEN BRIEF LESSONS ON PHYSICS Carlo Rovelli This little book is a summary of the seven major science subjects condensed into seven lessons of no more than twelve pages each. It is written for readers like me, who know little about modern science and are grateful to get to know...

    Seven brief sentences on Carlo Rovelli's Seven Brief Lessons On Physics: 1. Trying to understand Physics will melt your brain. 2. Gravity is like a giant snail shell around us that ripples like a sea - it's an omnipresent sea snail, and it's also the sea, and all the currents and...

    Quick, easy and interesting. ...

    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 scienc...

    I adore the ideas of quantum mechanics and particle physics, and I have yet to find an author capable of explaining them to me in a way that sticks in my brain for any length of time. While I'm reading or listening, I'm absolutely entranced, but once the ?interaction? is over my un...

    At school Physics was a mystery to me and one which I preferred to keep that way. The teachers didn't help. The beginning of my school week was made even more wretched by having a double dose of Physics first thing on a Monday morning. With the passing of the years the time seemed r...

    Did you know ?time? moves faster on top of a mountain? We can all grasp this with a simple exercise and it is immediately self evident. This book was a delightful little piece, reducing over a century of physics to terms that just about anyone can grasp. It helps to have some train...

    Hmm this one was an interesting read. It's basically a rough introduction to Physics told through 7 different mini lessons. The ideas within the book are of course pretty complex, but the author has 'dumbed-down' or simplified it as much as possible to make it as accessible as possible...

    3.5 "It is not against nature to be curious: it is in our nature to be so." This was an interesting little book. I am not a scientist, far from it, and spend most of the time in Humanities subjects. I was however curious to see what the author could communicate in such a short fo...

  • John
    Jun 14, 2017

    "Physics opens windows through which we see far into the distance. What we see does not cease to astound us. We realize that we are full of prejudices and that our intuitive image of the world is partial, parochial, inadequate." ? Carlo Rovelli, Seven Brief Lessons on Physics ...

    This strikes me as the kind of book that would really impress an arts graduate who thought it was giving deep insights into science in an elegant fashion, but for me it was a triumph of style over substance - far too little content to do justice to the subject. It is, in effect, seven ...

    Seven Brief Lessons on Physics by Carlo Rovelli A theoretical physicist philosophical guide to modern physics. It?s written as an assessable introduction for people unfamiliar with the concepts. Successfully, I believe. A lot of times beginner guides are overly simple for the f...

    Ok, I admit to some of my sins. I picked this up to make myself feel better on my loafing, which is something that keeps happening often! I might be deluding myself... or not. The fabrics of reality, as we try to understand it now, is described in this book in a visionary language. ...

    This book explained the basic concepts of physics, and major breakthroughs in the field over the years in such an effortlessly poetic way, that I couldn't help but be drawn in and understand them a little bit better. Really fantastic stuff. ...

    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...

    It should be noted as a point of fact that ?brief? does not mean ?simple.? I really like physics. It explains how everything works, and it?s a discipline that doesn?t dogmatically cling to outmoded ideas when new evidence suggests that everything we thought we knew was c...

    Quick read. I felt the author talked about himself more than any of the theories he was trying to convey in his book. These are such complex theories, that were so dumbed- down it was impossible to read at times. ...

    The first thing that needs to be said is that I have overrated this book by at least one star, maybe two. And I reason thusly... It is at times poetic, always interesting and forever thought-provoking. It is a beautifully bound hardback (if you have that copy), small enough to take ...

    Engaging but over-slight summary of a few foundational concepts of modern physics, including special relativity, quantum theory, the standard model, as well as some leading hypothetical ideas like loop quantum gravity. It's always welcome to read someone who's working from the convi...

    These seven brief lessons about physics are interesting, enlightening, and (more or less) accessible to non-scientists. The author, Carlo Rovelli, is a theoretical physicist with great enthusiasm for his subject matter. The lessons (which I'm greatly simplifying) include: Spec...

    Short and sweet. Six extremely brief lessons on six crucial areas of Physics and a final one on where we fit into all of it. Rovelli starts with General Relativity and shows us how elegant and simple it is - to re-imagine space as a place that bends, stretches, and interacts with the s...

    One brief book on modern physics for those of us who know nothing of the subject. I recall a friend talking excitedly about quantum physics in 1968. I paid little attention at the time and since. Now I want to understand a bit of this, just a bit. Rovelli does a good job of explain...

    Carlo Rovelli considers that everything is relational, and things only exist in virtue of their interactions with other things, so it's perhaps appropriate that I read Setti brevi lezioni di fisica in the way I did. Rovelli knows physics and Italian, and has used that knowledge to prod...

    As a poem, this is quite beautiful. As a brief lesson, I'm confused. If the purpose was to ignite curiosity, I suppose this book met its objective. If its purpose was to distill the laws of physics into a comprehensible narrative, I'm afraid it did not work for me. I'm more confused no...

    Why is everyone so crazy for this book? It's written on in the most abstract generalities (yet he can't resist including the general relativity equation for gravity without explanation). It's a high-level history almost anyone could have written, with one chapter expressing the favorit...

    SEVEN BRIEF LESSONS ON PHYSICS Carlo Rovelli This little book is a summary of the seven major science subjects condensed into seven lessons of no more than twelve pages each. It is written for readers like me, who know little about modern science and are grateful to get to know...

    Seven brief sentences on Carlo Rovelli's Seven Brief Lessons On Physics: 1. Trying to understand Physics will melt your brain. 2. Gravity is like a giant snail shell around us that ripples like a sea - it's an omnipresent sea snail, and it's also the sea, and all the currents and...

    Quick, easy and interesting. ...

    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 scienc...

    I adore the ideas of quantum mechanics and particle physics, and I have yet to find an author capable of explaining them to me in a way that sticks in my brain for any length of time. While I'm reading or listening, I'm absolutely entranced, but once the ?interaction? is over my un...

    At school Physics was a mystery to me and one which I preferred to keep that way. The teachers didn't help. The beginning of my school week was made even more wretched by having a double dose of Physics first thing on a Monday morning. With the passing of the years the time seemed r...

  • Kaitlin
    Mar 28, 2016

    "Physics opens windows through which we see far into the distance. What we see does not cease to astound us. We realize that we are full of prejudices and that our intuitive image of the world is partial, parochial, inadequate." ? Carlo Rovelli, Seven Brief Lessons on Physics ...

    This strikes me as the kind of book that would really impress an arts graduate who thought it was giving deep insights into science in an elegant fashion, but for me it was a triumph of style over substance - far too little content to do justice to the subject. It is, in effect, seven ...

    Seven Brief Lessons on Physics by Carlo Rovelli A theoretical physicist philosophical guide to modern physics. It?s written as an assessable introduction for people unfamiliar with the concepts. Successfully, I believe. A lot of times beginner guides are overly simple for the f...

    Ok, I admit to some of my sins. I picked this up to make myself feel better on my loafing, which is something that keeps happening often! I might be deluding myself... or not. The fabrics of reality, as we try to understand it now, is described in this book in a visionary language. ...

    This book explained the basic concepts of physics, and major breakthroughs in the field over the years in such an effortlessly poetic way, that I couldn't help but be drawn in and understand them a little bit better. Really fantastic stuff. ...

    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...

    It should be noted as a point of fact that ?brief? does not mean ?simple.? I really like physics. It explains how everything works, and it?s a discipline that doesn?t dogmatically cling to outmoded ideas when new evidence suggests that everything we thought we knew was c...

    Quick read. I felt the author talked about himself more than any of the theories he was trying to convey in his book. These are such complex theories, that were so dumbed- down it was impossible to read at times. ...

    The first thing that needs to be said is that I have overrated this book by at least one star, maybe two. And I reason thusly... It is at times poetic, always interesting and forever thought-provoking. It is a beautifully bound hardback (if you have that copy), small enough to take ...

    Engaging but over-slight summary of a few foundational concepts of modern physics, including special relativity, quantum theory, the standard model, as well as some leading hypothetical ideas like loop quantum gravity. It's always welcome to read someone who's working from the convi...

    These seven brief lessons about physics are interesting, enlightening, and (more or less) accessible to non-scientists. The author, Carlo Rovelli, is a theoretical physicist with great enthusiasm for his subject matter. The lessons (which I'm greatly simplifying) include: Spec...

    Short and sweet. Six extremely brief lessons on six crucial areas of Physics and a final one on where we fit into all of it. Rovelli starts with General Relativity and shows us how elegant and simple it is - to re-imagine space as a place that bends, stretches, and interacts with the s...

    One brief book on modern physics for those of us who know nothing of the subject. I recall a friend talking excitedly about quantum physics in 1968. I paid little attention at the time and since. Now I want to understand a bit of this, just a bit. Rovelli does a good job of explain...

    Carlo Rovelli considers that everything is relational, and things only exist in virtue of their interactions with other things, so it's perhaps appropriate that I read Setti brevi lezioni di fisica in the way I did. Rovelli knows physics and Italian, and has used that knowledge to prod...

    As a poem, this is quite beautiful. As a brief lesson, I'm confused. If the purpose was to ignite curiosity, I suppose this book met its objective. If its purpose was to distill the laws of physics into a comprehensible narrative, I'm afraid it did not work for me. I'm more confused no...

    Why is everyone so crazy for this book? It's written on in the most abstract generalities (yet he can't resist including the general relativity equation for gravity without explanation). It's a high-level history almost anyone could have written, with one chapter expressing the favorit...

    SEVEN BRIEF LESSONS ON PHYSICS Carlo Rovelli This little book is a summary of the seven major science subjects condensed into seven lessons of no more than twelve pages each. It is written for readers like me, who know little about modern science and are grateful to get to know...

    Seven brief sentences on Carlo Rovelli's Seven Brief Lessons On Physics: 1. Trying to understand Physics will melt your brain. 2. Gravity is like a giant snail shell around us that ripples like a sea - it's an omnipresent sea snail, and it's also the sea, and all the currents and...

    Quick, easy and interesting. ...

    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 scienc...

    I adore the ideas of quantum mechanics and particle physics, and I have yet to find an author capable of explaining them to me in a way that sticks in my brain for any length of time. While I'm reading or listening, I'm absolutely entranced, but once the ?interaction? is over my un...

    At school Physics was a mystery to me and one which I preferred to keep that way. The teachers didn't help. The beginning of my school week was made even more wretched by having a double dose of Physics first thing on a Monday morning. With the passing of the years the time seemed r...

    Did you know ?time? moves faster on top of a mountain? We can all grasp this with a simple exercise and it is immediately self evident. This book was a delightful little piece, reducing over a century of physics to terms that just about anyone can grasp. It helps to have some train...

    Hmm this one was an interesting read. It's basically a rough introduction to Physics told through 7 different mini lessons. The ideas within the book are of course pretty complex, but the author has 'dumbed-down' or simplified it as much as possible to make it as accessible as possible...

  • Sean Gibson
    Apr 04, 2017

    "Physics opens windows through which we see far into the distance. What we see does not cease to astound us. We realize that we are full of prejudices and that our intuitive image of the world is partial, parochial, inadequate." ? Carlo Rovelli, Seven Brief Lessons on Physics ...

    This strikes me as the kind of book that would really impress an arts graduate who thought it was giving deep insights into science in an elegant fashion, but for me it was a triumph of style over substance - far too little content to do justice to the subject. It is, in effect, seven ...

    Seven Brief Lessons on Physics by Carlo Rovelli A theoretical physicist philosophical guide to modern physics. It?s written as an assessable introduction for people unfamiliar with the concepts. Successfully, I believe. A lot of times beginner guides are overly simple for the f...

    Ok, I admit to some of my sins. I picked this up to make myself feel better on my loafing, which is something that keeps happening often! I might be deluding myself... or not. The fabrics of reality, as we try to understand it now, is described in this book in a visionary language. ...

    This book explained the basic concepts of physics, and major breakthroughs in the field over the years in such an effortlessly poetic way, that I couldn't help but be drawn in and understand them a little bit better. Really fantastic stuff. ...

    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...

    It should be noted as a point of fact that ?brief? does not mean ?simple.? I really like physics. It explains how everything works, and it?s a discipline that doesn?t dogmatically cling to outmoded ideas when new evidence suggests that everything we thought we knew was c...

  • Ned
    Apr 24, 2016

    "Physics opens windows through which we see far into the distance. What we see does not cease to astound us. We realize that we are full of prejudices and that our intuitive image of the world is partial, parochial, inadequate." ? Carlo Rovelli, Seven Brief Lessons on Physics ...

    This strikes me as the kind of book that would really impress an arts graduate who thought it was giving deep insights into science in an elegant fashion, but for me it was a triumph of style over substance - far too little content to do justice to the subject. It is, in effect, seven ...

    Seven Brief Lessons on Physics by Carlo Rovelli A theoretical physicist philosophical guide to modern physics. It?s written as an assessable introduction for people unfamiliar with the concepts. Successfully, I believe. A lot of times beginner guides are overly simple for the f...

    Ok, I admit to some of my sins. I picked this up to make myself feel better on my loafing, which is something that keeps happening often! I might be deluding myself... or not. The fabrics of reality, as we try to understand it now, is described in this book in a visionary language. ...

    This book explained the basic concepts of physics, and major breakthroughs in the field over the years in such an effortlessly poetic way, that I couldn't help but be drawn in and understand them a little bit better. Really fantastic stuff. ...

    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...

    It should be noted as a point of fact that ?brief? does not mean ?simple.? I really like physics. It explains how everything works, and it?s a discipline that doesn?t dogmatically cling to outmoded ideas when new evidence suggests that everything we thought we knew was c...

    Quick read. I felt the author talked about himself more than any of the theories he was trying to convey in his book. These are such complex theories, that were so dumbed- down it was impossible to read at times. ...

    The first thing that needs to be said is that I have overrated this book by at least one star, maybe two. And I reason thusly... It is at times poetic, always interesting and forever thought-provoking. It is a beautifully bound hardback (if you have that copy), small enough to take ...

    Engaging but over-slight summary of a few foundational concepts of modern physics, including special relativity, quantum theory, the standard model, as well as some leading hypothetical ideas like loop quantum gravity. It's always welcome to read someone who's working from the convi...

    These seven brief lessons about physics are interesting, enlightening, and (more or less) accessible to non-scientists. The author, Carlo Rovelli, is a theoretical physicist with great enthusiasm for his subject matter. The lessons (which I'm greatly simplifying) include: Spec...

    Short and sweet. Six extremely brief lessons on six crucial areas of Physics and a final one on where we fit into all of it. Rovelli starts with General Relativity and shows us how elegant and simple it is - to re-imagine space as a place that bends, stretches, and interacts with the s...

    One brief book on modern physics for those of us who know nothing of the subject. I recall a friend talking excitedly about quantum physics in 1968. I paid little attention at the time and since. Now I want to understand a bit of this, just a bit. Rovelli does a good job of explain...

    Carlo Rovelli considers that everything is relational, and things only exist in virtue of their interactions with other things, so it's perhaps appropriate that I read Setti brevi lezioni di fisica in the way I did. Rovelli knows physics and Italian, and has used that knowledge to prod...

    As a poem, this is quite beautiful. As a brief lesson, I'm confused. If the purpose was to ignite curiosity, I suppose this book met its objective. If its purpose was to distill the laws of physics into a comprehensible narrative, I'm afraid it did not work for me. I'm more confused no...

    Why is everyone so crazy for this book? It's written on in the most abstract generalities (yet he can't resist including the general relativity equation for gravity without explanation). It's a high-level history almost anyone could have written, with one chapter expressing the favorit...

    SEVEN BRIEF LESSONS ON PHYSICS Carlo Rovelli This little book is a summary of the seven major science subjects condensed into seven lessons of no more than twelve pages each. It is written for readers like me, who know little about modern science and are grateful to get to know...

    Seven brief sentences on Carlo Rovelli's Seven Brief Lessons On Physics: 1. Trying to understand Physics will melt your brain. 2. Gravity is like a giant snail shell around us that ripples like a sea - it's an omnipresent sea snail, and it's also the sea, and all the currents and...

    Quick, easy and interesting. ...

    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 scienc...

    I adore the ideas of quantum mechanics and particle physics, and I have yet to find an author capable of explaining them to me in a way that sticks in my brain for any length of time. While I'm reading or listening, I'm absolutely entranced, but once the ?interaction? is over my un...

    At school Physics was a mystery to me and one which I preferred to keep that way. The teachers didn't help. The beginning of my school week was made even more wretched by having a double dose of Physics first thing on a Monday morning. With the passing of the years the time seemed r...

    Did you know ?time? moves faster on top of a mountain? We can all grasp this with a simple exercise and it is immediately self evident. This book was a delightful little piece, reducing over a century of physics to terms that just about anyone can grasp. It helps to have some train...

  • Darwin8u
    Mar 20, 2016

    "Physics opens windows through which we see far into the distance. What we see does not cease to astound us. We realize that we are full of prejudices and that our intuitive image of the world is partial, parochial, inadequate." ? Carlo Rovelli, Seven Brief Lessons on Physics ...

  • Nooilforpacifists
    Mar 04, 2016

    "Physics opens windows through which we see far into the distance. What we see does not cease to astound us. We realize that we are full of prejudices and that our intuitive image of the world is partial, parochial, inadequate." ? Carlo Rovelli, Seven Brief Lessons on Physics ...

    This strikes me as the kind of book that would really impress an arts graduate who thought it was giving deep insights into science in an elegant fashion, but for me it was a triumph of style over substance - far too little content to do justice to the subject. It is, in effect, seven ...

    Seven Brief Lessons on Physics by Carlo Rovelli A theoretical physicist philosophical guide to modern physics. It?s written as an assessable introduction for people unfamiliar with the concepts. Successfully, I believe. A lot of times beginner guides are overly simple for the f...

    Ok, I admit to some of my sins. I picked this up to make myself feel better on my loafing, which is something that keeps happening often! I might be deluding myself... or not. The fabrics of reality, as we try to understand it now, is described in this book in a visionary language. ...

    This book explained the basic concepts of physics, and major breakthroughs in the field over the years in such an effortlessly poetic way, that I couldn't help but be drawn in and understand them a little bit better. Really fantastic stuff. ...

    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...

    It should be noted as a point of fact that ?brief? does not mean ?simple.? I really like physics. It explains how everything works, and it?s a discipline that doesn?t dogmatically cling to outmoded ideas when new evidence suggests that everything we thought we knew was c...

    Quick read. I felt the author talked about himself more than any of the theories he was trying to convey in his book. These are such complex theories, that were so dumbed- down it was impossible to read at times. ...

    The first thing that needs to be said is that I have overrated this book by at least one star, maybe two. And I reason thusly... It is at times poetic, always interesting and forever thought-provoking. It is a beautifully bound hardback (if you have that copy), small enough to take ...

    Engaging but over-slight summary of a few foundational concepts of modern physics, including special relativity, quantum theory, the standard model, as well as some leading hypothetical ideas like loop quantum gravity. It's always welcome to read someone who's working from the convi...

    These seven brief lessons about physics are interesting, enlightening, and (more or less) accessible to non-scientists. The author, Carlo Rovelli, is a theoretical physicist with great enthusiasm for his subject matter. The lessons (which I'm greatly simplifying) include: Spec...

    Short and sweet. Six extremely brief lessons on six crucial areas of Physics and a final one on where we fit into all of it. Rovelli starts with General Relativity and shows us how elegant and simple it is - to re-imagine space as a place that bends, stretches, and interacts with the s...

    One brief book on modern physics for those of us who know nothing of the subject. I recall a friend talking excitedly about quantum physics in 1968. I paid little attention at the time and since. Now I want to understand a bit of this, just a bit. Rovelli does a good job of explain...

    Carlo Rovelli considers that everything is relational, and things only exist in virtue of their interactions with other things, so it's perhaps appropriate that I read Setti brevi lezioni di fisica in the way I did. Rovelli knows physics and Italian, and has used that knowledge to prod...

    As a poem, this is quite beautiful. As a brief lesson, I'm confused. If the purpose was to ignite curiosity, I suppose this book met its objective. If its purpose was to distill the laws of physics into a comprehensible narrative, I'm afraid it did not work for me. I'm more confused no...

    Why is everyone so crazy for this book? It's written on in the most abstract generalities (yet he can't resist including the general relativity equation for gravity without explanation). It's a high-level history almost anyone could have written, with one chapter expressing the favorit...

  • Alice Lippart
    Nov 11, 2018

    "Physics opens windows through which we see far into the distance. What we see does not cease to astound us. We realize that we are full of prejudices and that our intuitive image of the world is partial, parochial, inadequate." ? Carlo Rovelli, Seven Brief Lessons on Physics ...

    This strikes me as the kind of book that would really impress an arts graduate who thought it was giving deep insights into science in an elegant fashion, but for me it was a triumph of style over substance - far too little content to do justice to the subject. It is, in effect, seven ...

    Seven Brief Lessons on Physics by Carlo Rovelli A theoretical physicist philosophical guide to modern physics. It?s written as an assessable introduction for people unfamiliar with the concepts. Successfully, I believe. A lot of times beginner guides are overly simple for the f...

    Ok, I admit to some of my sins. I picked this up to make myself feel better on my loafing, which is something that keeps happening often! I might be deluding myself... or not. The fabrics of reality, as we try to understand it now, is described in this book in a visionary language. ...

    This book explained the basic concepts of physics, and major breakthroughs in the field over the years in such an effortlessly poetic way, that I couldn't help but be drawn in and understand them a little bit better. Really fantastic stuff. ...

    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...

    It should be noted as a point of fact that ?brief? does not mean ?simple.? I really like physics. It explains how everything works, and it?s a discipline that doesn?t dogmatically cling to outmoded ideas when new evidence suggests that everything we thought we knew was c...

    Quick read. I felt the author talked about himself more than any of the theories he was trying to convey in his book. These are such complex theories, that were so dumbed- down it was impossible to read at times. ...

    The first thing that needs to be said is that I have overrated this book by at least one star, maybe two. And I reason thusly... It is at times poetic, always interesting and forever thought-provoking. It is a beautifully bound hardback (if you have that copy), small enough to take ...

    Engaging but over-slight summary of a few foundational concepts of modern physics, including special relativity, quantum theory, the standard model, as well as some leading hypothetical ideas like loop quantum gravity. It's always welcome to read someone who's working from the convi...

    These seven brief lessons about physics are interesting, enlightening, and (more or less) accessible to non-scientists. The author, Carlo Rovelli, is a theoretical physicist with great enthusiasm for his subject matter. The lessons (which I'm greatly simplifying) include: Spec...

    Short and sweet. Six extremely brief lessons on six crucial areas of Physics and a final one on where we fit into all of it. Rovelli starts with General Relativity and shows us how elegant and simple it is - to re-imagine space as a place that bends, stretches, and interacts with the s...

    One brief book on modern physics for those of us who know nothing of the subject. I recall a friend talking excitedly about quantum physics in 1968. I paid little attention at the time and since. Now I want to understand a bit of this, just a bit. Rovelli does a good job of explain...

    Carlo Rovelli considers that everything is relational, and things only exist in virtue of their interactions with other things, so it's perhaps appropriate that I read Setti brevi lezioni di fisica in the way I did. Rovelli knows physics and Italian, and has used that knowledge to prod...

    As a poem, this is quite beautiful. As a brief lesson, I'm confused. If the purpose was to ignite curiosity, I suppose this book met its objective. If its purpose was to distill the laws of physics into a comprehensible narrative, I'm afraid it did not work for me. I'm more confused no...

    Why is everyone so crazy for this book? It's written on in the most abstract generalities (yet he can't resist including the general relativity equation for gravity without explanation). It's a high-level history almost anyone could have written, with one chapter expressing the favorit...

    SEVEN BRIEF LESSONS ON PHYSICS Carlo Rovelli This little book is a summary of the seven major science subjects condensed into seven lessons of no more than twelve pages each. It is written for readers like me, who know little about modern science and are grateful to get to know...

    Seven brief sentences on Carlo Rovelli's Seven Brief Lessons On Physics: 1. Trying to understand Physics will melt your brain. 2. Gravity is like a giant snail shell around us that ripples like a sea - it's an omnipresent sea snail, and it's also the sea, and all the currents and...

    Quick, easy and interesting. ...

  • TS Chan
    Jan 29, 2018

    "Physics opens windows through which we see far into the distance. What we see does not cease to astound us. We realize that we are full of prejudices and that our intuitive image of the world is partial, parochial, inadequate." ? Carlo Rovelli, Seven Brief Lessons on Physics ...

    This strikes me as the kind of book that would really impress an arts graduate who thought it was giving deep insights into science in an elegant fashion, but for me it was a triumph of style over substance - far too little content to do justice to the subject. It is, in effect, seven ...

    Seven Brief Lessons on Physics by Carlo Rovelli A theoretical physicist philosophical guide to modern physics. It?s written as an assessable introduction for people unfamiliar with the concepts. Successfully, I believe. A lot of times beginner guides are overly simple for the f...

    Ok, I admit to some of my sins. I picked this up to make myself feel better on my loafing, which is something that keeps happening often! I might be deluding myself... or not. The fabrics of reality, as we try to understand it now, is described in this book in a visionary language. ...

    This book explained the basic concepts of physics, and major breakthroughs in the field over the years in such an effortlessly poetic way, that I couldn't help but be drawn in and understand them a little bit better. Really fantastic stuff. ...

    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...

    It should be noted as a point of fact that ?brief? does not mean ?simple.? I really like physics. It explains how everything works, and it?s a discipline that doesn?t dogmatically cling to outmoded ideas when new evidence suggests that everything we thought we knew was c...

    Quick read. I felt the author talked about himself more than any of the theories he was trying to convey in his book. These are such complex theories, that were so dumbed- down it was impossible to read at times. ...

    The first thing that needs to be said is that I have overrated this book by at least one star, maybe two. And I reason thusly... It is at times poetic, always interesting and forever thought-provoking. It is a beautifully bound hardback (if you have that copy), small enough to take ...

    Engaging but over-slight summary of a few foundational concepts of modern physics, including special relativity, quantum theory, the standard model, as well as some leading hypothetical ideas like loop quantum gravity. It's always welcome to read someone who's working from the convi...

    These seven brief lessons about physics are interesting, enlightening, and (more or less) accessible to non-scientists. The author, Carlo Rovelli, is a theoretical physicist with great enthusiasm for his subject matter. The lessons (which I'm greatly simplifying) include: Spec...

    Short and sweet. Six extremely brief lessons on six crucial areas of Physics and a final one on where we fit into all of it. Rovelli starts with General Relativity and shows us how elegant and simple it is - to re-imagine space as a place that bends, stretches, and interacts with the s...

    One brief book on modern physics for those of us who know nothing of the subject. I recall a friend talking excitedly about quantum physics in 1968. I paid little attention at the time and since. Now I want to understand a bit of this, just a bit. Rovelli does a good job of explain...

    Carlo Rovelli considers that everything is relational, and things only exist in virtue of their interactions with other things, so it's perhaps appropriate that I read Setti brevi lezioni di fisica in the way I did. Rovelli knows physics and Italian, and has used that knowledge to prod...

    As a poem, this is quite beautiful. As a brief lesson, I'm confused. If the purpose was to ignite curiosity, I suppose this book met its objective. If its purpose was to distill the laws of physics into a comprehensible narrative, I'm afraid it did not work for me. I'm more confused no...

    Why is everyone so crazy for this book? It's written on in the most abstract generalities (yet he can't resist including the general relativity equation for gravity without explanation). It's a high-level history almost anyone could have written, with one chapter expressing the favorit...

    SEVEN BRIEF LESSONS ON PHYSICS Carlo Rovelli This little book is a summary of the seven major science subjects condensed into seven lessons of no more than twelve pages each. It is written for readers like me, who know little about modern science and are grateful to get to know...

    Seven brief sentences on Carlo Rovelli's Seven Brief Lessons On Physics: 1. Trying to understand Physics will melt your brain. 2. Gravity is like a giant snail shell around us that ripples like a sea - it's an omnipresent sea snail, and it's also the sea, and all the currents and...

    Quick, easy and interesting. ...

    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 scienc...

    I adore the ideas of quantum mechanics and particle physics, and I have yet to find an author capable of explaining them to me in a way that sticks in my brain for any length of time. While I'm reading or listening, I'm absolutely entranced, but once the ?interaction? is over my un...

    At school Physics was a mystery to me and one which I preferred to keep that way. The teachers didn't help. The beginning of my school week was made even more wretched by having a double dose of Physics first thing on a Monday morning. With the passing of the years the time seemed r...

    Did you know ?time? moves faster on top of a mountain? We can all grasp this with a simple exercise and it is immediately self evident. This book was a delightful little piece, reducing over a century of physics to terms that just about anyone can grasp. It helps to have some train...

    Hmm this one was an interesting read. It's basically a rough introduction to Physics told through 7 different mini lessons. The ideas within the book are of course pretty complex, but the author has 'dumbed-down' or simplified it as much as possible to make it as accessible as possible...

    3.5 "It is not against nature to be curious: it is in our nature to be so." This was an interesting little book. I am not a scientist, far from it, and spend most of the time in Humanities subjects. I was however curious to see what the author could communicate in such a short fo...

    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. And it?s breathtaking. Brief though these lessons may be, simple they are not. The preface elucidates that these are lessons for those who have little to ...

  • Scott
    Dec 23, 2018

    "Physics opens windows through which we see far into the distance. What we see does not cease to astound us. We realize that we are full of prejudices and that our intuitive image of the world is partial, parochial, inadequate." ? Carlo Rovelli, Seven Brief Lessons on Physics ...

    This strikes me as the kind of book that would really impress an arts graduate who thought it was giving deep insights into science in an elegant fashion, but for me it was a triumph of style over substance - far too little content to do justice to the subject. It is, in effect, seven ...

    Seven Brief Lessons on Physics by Carlo Rovelli A theoretical physicist philosophical guide to modern physics. It?s written as an assessable introduction for people unfamiliar with the concepts. Successfully, I believe. A lot of times beginner guides are overly simple for the f...

    Ok, I admit to some of my sins. I picked this up to make myself feel better on my loafing, which is something that keeps happening often! I might be deluding myself... or not. The fabrics of reality, as we try to understand it now, is described in this book in a visionary language. ...

    This book explained the basic concepts of physics, and major breakthroughs in the field over the years in such an effortlessly poetic way, that I couldn't help but be drawn in and understand them a little bit better. Really fantastic stuff. ...

    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...

    It should be noted as a point of fact that ?brief? does not mean ?simple.? I really like physics. It explains how everything works, and it?s a discipline that doesn?t dogmatically cling to outmoded ideas when new evidence suggests that everything we thought we knew was c...

    Quick read. I felt the author talked about himself more than any of the theories he was trying to convey in his book. These are such complex theories, that were so dumbed- down it was impossible to read at times. ...

    The first thing that needs to be said is that I have overrated this book by at least one star, maybe two. And I reason thusly... It is at times poetic, always interesting and forever thought-provoking. It is a beautifully bound hardback (if you have that copy), small enough to take ...

    Engaging but over-slight summary of a few foundational concepts of modern physics, including special relativity, quantum theory, the standard model, as well as some leading hypothetical ideas like loop quantum gravity. It's always welcome to read someone who's working from the convi...

    These seven brief lessons about physics are interesting, enlightening, and (more or less) accessible to non-scientists. The author, Carlo Rovelli, is a theoretical physicist with great enthusiasm for his subject matter. The lessons (which I'm greatly simplifying) include: Spec...

    Short and sweet. Six extremely brief lessons on six crucial areas of Physics and a final one on where we fit into all of it. Rovelli starts with General Relativity and shows us how elegant and simple it is - to re-imagine space as a place that bends, stretches, and interacts with the s...

    One brief book on modern physics for those of us who know nothing of the subject. I recall a friend talking excitedly about quantum physics in 1968. I paid little attention at the time and since. Now I want to understand a bit of this, just a bit. Rovelli does a good job of explain...

    Carlo Rovelli considers that everything is relational, and things only exist in virtue of their interactions with other things, so it's perhaps appropriate that I read Setti brevi lezioni di fisica in the way I did. Rovelli knows physics and Italian, and has used that knowledge to prod...

    As a poem, this is quite beautiful. As a brief lesson, I'm confused. If the purpose was to ignite curiosity, I suppose this book met its objective. If its purpose was to distill the laws of physics into a comprehensible narrative, I'm afraid it did not work for me. I'm more confused no...

    Why is everyone so crazy for this book? It's written on in the most abstract generalities (yet he can't resist including the general relativity equation for gravity without explanation). It's a high-level history almost anyone could have written, with one chapter expressing the favorit...

    SEVEN BRIEF LESSONS ON PHYSICS Carlo Rovelli This little book is a summary of the seven major science subjects condensed into seven lessons of no more than twelve pages each. It is written for readers like me, who know little about modern science and are grateful to get to know...

    Seven brief sentences on Carlo Rovelli's Seven Brief Lessons On Physics: 1. Trying to understand Physics will melt your brain. 2. Gravity is like a giant snail shell around us that ripples like a sea - it's an omnipresent sea snail, and it's also the sea, and all the currents and...

  • Jamie
    Jan 15, 2017

    "Physics opens windows through which we see far into the distance. What we see does not cease to astound us. We realize that we are full of prejudices and that our intuitive image of the world is partial, parochial, inadequate." ? Carlo Rovelli, Seven Brief Lessons on Physics ...

    This strikes me as the kind of book that would really impress an arts graduate who thought it was giving deep insights into science in an elegant fashion, but for me it was a triumph of style over substance - far too little content to do justice to the subject. It is, in effect, seven ...

    Seven Brief Lessons on Physics by Carlo Rovelli A theoretical physicist philosophical guide to modern physics. It?s written as an assessable introduction for people unfamiliar with the concepts. Successfully, I believe. A lot of times beginner guides are overly simple for the f...

    Ok, I admit to some of my sins. I picked this up to make myself feel better on my loafing, which is something that keeps happening often! I might be deluding myself... or not. The fabrics of reality, as we try to understand it now, is described in this book in a visionary language. ...

    This book explained the basic concepts of physics, and major breakthroughs in the field over the years in such an effortlessly poetic way, that I couldn't help but be drawn in and understand them a little bit better. Really fantastic stuff. ...

    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...

    It should be noted as a point of fact that ?brief? does not mean ?simple.? I really like physics. It explains how everything works, and it?s a discipline that doesn?t dogmatically cling to outmoded ideas when new evidence suggests that everything we thought we knew was c...

    Quick read. I felt the author talked about himself more than any of the theories he was trying to convey in his book. These are such complex theories, that were so dumbed- down it was impossible to read at times. ...

  • Markus
    Jul 16, 2018

    "Physics opens windows through which we see far into the distance. What we see does not cease to astound us. We realize that we are full of prejudices and that our intuitive image of the world is partial, parochial, inadequate." ? Carlo Rovelli, Seven Brief Lessons on Physics ...

    This strikes me as the kind of book that would really impress an arts graduate who thought it was giving deep insights into science in an elegant fashion, but for me it was a triumph of style over substance - far too little content to do justice to the subject. It is, in effect, seven ...

    Seven Brief Lessons on Physics by Carlo Rovelli A theoretical physicist philosophical guide to modern physics. It?s written as an assessable introduction for people unfamiliar with the concepts. Successfully, I believe. A lot of times beginner guides are overly simple for the f...

    Ok, I admit to some of my sins. I picked this up to make myself feel better on my loafing, which is something that keeps happening often! I might be deluding myself... or not. The fabrics of reality, as we try to understand it now, is described in this book in a visionary language. ...

    This book explained the basic concepts of physics, and major breakthroughs in the field over the years in such an effortlessly poetic way, that I couldn't help but be drawn in and understand them a little bit better. Really fantastic stuff. ...

    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...

    It should be noted as a point of fact that ?brief? does not mean ?simple.? I really like physics. It explains how everything works, and it?s a discipline that doesn?t dogmatically cling to outmoded ideas when new evidence suggests that everything we thought we knew was c...

    Quick read. I felt the author talked about himself more than any of the theories he was trying to convey in his book. These are such complex theories, that were so dumbed- down it was impossible to read at times. ...

    The first thing that needs to be said is that I have overrated this book by at least one star, maybe two. And I reason thusly... It is at times poetic, always interesting and forever thought-provoking. It is a beautifully bound hardback (if you have that copy), small enough to take ...

    Engaging but over-slight summary of a few foundational concepts of modern physics, including special relativity, quantum theory, the standard model, as well as some leading hypothetical ideas like loop quantum gravity. It's always welcome to read someone who's working from the convi...

    These seven brief lessons about physics are interesting, enlightening, and (more or less) accessible to non-scientists. The author, Carlo Rovelli, is a theoretical physicist with great enthusiasm for his subject matter. The lessons (which I'm greatly simplifying) include: Spec...

    Short and sweet. Six extremely brief lessons on six crucial areas of Physics and a final one on where we fit into all of it. Rovelli starts with General Relativity and shows us how elegant and simple it is - to re-imagine space as a place that bends, stretches, and interacts with the s...

    One brief book on modern physics for those of us who know nothing of the subject. I recall a friend talking excitedly about quantum physics in 1968. I paid little attention at the time and since. Now I want to understand a bit of this, just a bit. Rovelli does a good job of explain...

    Carlo Rovelli considers that everything is relational, and things only exist in virtue of their interactions with other things, so it's perhaps appropriate that I read Setti brevi lezioni di fisica in the way I did. Rovelli knows physics and Italian, and has used that knowledge to prod...

    As a poem, this is quite beautiful. As a brief lesson, I'm confused. If the purpose was to ignite curiosity, I suppose this book met its objective. If its purpose was to distill the laws of physics into a comprehensible narrative, I'm afraid it did not work for me. I'm more confused no...

    Why is everyone so crazy for this book? It's written on in the most abstract generalities (yet he can't resist including the general relativity equation for gravity without explanation). It's a high-level history almost anyone could have written, with one chapter expressing the favorit...

    SEVEN BRIEF LESSONS ON PHYSICS Carlo Rovelli This little book is a summary of the seven major science subjects condensed into seven lessons of no more than twelve pages each. It is written for readers like me, who know little about modern science and are grateful to get to know...

  • Lori
    Jul 29, 2018

    "Physics opens windows through which we see far into the distance. What we see does not cease to astound us. We realize that we are full of prejudices and that our intuitive image of the world is partial, parochial, inadequate." ? Carlo Rovelli, Seven Brief Lessons on Physics ...

    This strikes me as the kind of book that would really impress an arts graduate who thought it was giving deep insights into science in an elegant fashion, but for me it was a triumph of style over substance - far too little content to do justice to the subject. It is, in effect, seven ...

    Seven Brief Lessons on Physics by Carlo Rovelli A theoretical physicist philosophical guide to modern physics. It?s written as an assessable introduction for people unfamiliar with the concepts. Successfully, I believe. A lot of times beginner guides are overly simple for the f...