Thursday, October 18, 2018

Review: Seven Brief Lessons on Physics by Carlo Rovelli


Goodreads Description:
Everything you need to know about the beauty of modern physics in less than 100 pages.In seven brief lessons, Italian theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli guides readers with admirable clarity through the most transformative physics breakthroughs of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. This playful, entertaining and mind-bending introduction to modern physics, already a major bestseller in Italy, explains general relativity, quantum mechanics, elementary particles, gravity, black holes, the complex architecture of the universe, and the role of humans in the strange world Rovelli describes. This is a book about the joy of discovery. It takes readers to the frontiers of our knowledge: to the most minute reaches of the fabric of space, back to the origins of the cosmos, and into the workings of our minds. “Here, on the edge of what we know, in contact with the ocean of the unknown, shines the mystery and the beauty of the world,” Rovelli writes. “And it’s breathtaking.”

There isnt much I can say on this book, there isnt much that I can think about to be honest. Its the first book of its kind that I have come across and I went the audiobook version. It all pretty much felt like I was listening to a lecture but it was free and a lot more interesting that some lectures I have had to endure. The audiobook is pretty short but it is packed with interesting points. This is totally a book that can entice a lot of discussion between readers and at a book club, something that you should read with a buddy and discuss as you go along. Things would be a lot more interesting and fun that way.

Recommend it?
Yes with someone else.