The order of time
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Contributors:
Segre, Erica translator.
Carnell, Simon, 1962- translator.
Published:
New York : Riverhead Books, 2018.
Format:
Book
Physical Desc:
240 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Lexile measure:
1040L
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Description
"Meet the new Stephen Hawking . . . The Order of Time is a dazzling book." -- The Sunday Times From the bestselling author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics , a concise, elegant exploration of time. Why do we remember the past and not the future? What does it mean for time to "flow"? Do we exist in time or does time exist in us? In lyric, accessible prose, Carlo Rovelli invites us to consider questions about the nature of time that continue to puzzle physicists and philosophers alike. For most readers this is unfamiliar terrain. We all experience time, but the more scientists learn about it, the more mysterious it remains. We think of it as uniform and universal, moving steadily from past to future, measured by clocks. Rovelli tears down these assumptions one by one, revealing a strange universe where at the most fundamental level time disappears. He explains how the theory of quantum gravity attempts to understand and give meaning to the resulting extreme landscape of this timeless world. Weaving together ideas from philosophy, science and literature, he suggests that our perception of the flow of time depends on our perspective, better understood starting from the structure of our brain and emotions than from the physical universe. Already a bestseller in Italy, and written with the poetic vitality that made Seven Brief Lessons on Physics so appealing, The Order of Time offers a profoundly intelligent, culturally rich, novel appreciation of the mysteries of time.
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9780735216105, 073521610X
Lexile measure:
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Notes

General Note
Originally published in Italian: L'ordine del tempo (Milan : Adelphi Edizioni, 2017).
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description
"Why do we remember the past and not the future? What does it mean for time to 'flow'? Do we exist in time or does time exist in us? In lyric, accessible prose, Carlo Rovelli invites us to consider questions about the nature of time that continue to puzzle physicists and philosophers alike. He tears down our assumptions about time one by one, revealing a strange universe where at the most fundamental level time disappears. He explains how the theory of quantum gravity attempts to understand and give meaning to the resulting extreme landscape of this timeless world. Weaving together ideas from philosophy, science and literature, he suggests that our perception of the flow of time depends on our perspective, better understood starting from the structure of our brain and emotions than from the physical universe. Already a bestseller in Italy, and written with the poetic vitality that made Seven Brief Lessons on Physics so appealing, The Order of Time offers a profoundly intelligent, culturally rich, novel appreciation of the mysteries of time."--Dust jacket.
Language
In English, translated from the Italian.
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Rovelli, C., Segre, E., & Carnell, S. (2018). The order of time. New York: Riverhead Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Rovelli, Carlo, 1956-, Erica Segre and Simon Carnell. 2018. The Order of Time. New York: Riverhead Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Rovelli, Carlo, 1956-, Erica Segre and Simon Carnell, The Order of Time. New York: Riverhead Books, 2018.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Rovelli, Carlo, Erica Segre, and Simon Carnell. The Order of Time. New York: Riverhead Books, 2018. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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504 |a Includes bibliographical references and index.
5050 |a Perhaps time is the greatest remaining mystery -- Part I: The crumbling of time. Loss of unity ; Loss of direction ; The end of the present ; Loss of independence ; Quanta of time -- Part II: The world without time. The world is made of events, not things ; The inadequacy of grammar ; Dynamics as relation -- Part III: The sources of time. Time is ignorance ; Perspective ; What emerges from a particularity ; The scent of the madeleine ; The source of time -- The sister of sleep.
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