There Are Places in the World Where Rules Are Less Important Than Kindness: And Other Thoughts on Physics, Philosophy and the World by Rovelli, Carlo
There Are Places in the World Where Rules Are Less Important Than Kindness: And Other Thoughts on Physics, Philosophy and the World -- Carlo Rovelli, Hardcover
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There Are Places in the World Where Rules Are Less Important Than Kindness: And Other Thoughts on Physics, Philosophy and the World -- Carlo Rovelli, Hardcover


A delightful intellectual feast from the bestselling author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics and The Order of Time

One of the world's most prominent physicists and fearless free spirit, Carlo Rovelli is also a masterful storyteller. His bestselling books have introduced millions of readers to the wonders of modern physics and his singular perspective on the cosmos. This new collection of essays reveals a curious intellect always on the move. Rovelli invites us on an accessible and enlightening voyage through science, literature, philosophy, and politics.

Written with his usual clarity and wit, this journey ranges widely across time and space: from Newton's alchemy to Einstein's mistakes, from Nabokov's lepidopterology to Dante's cosmology, from mind-altering psychedelic substances to the meaning of atheism, from the future of physics to the power of uncertainty. Charming, pithy, and elegant, this book is the perfect gateway to the universe of one of the most influential minds of our age.

Author: Carlo Rovelli
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Published: 05/10/2022
Pages: 272
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.83lbs
Size: 9.25h x 4.96w x 0.95d
ISBN: 9780593192153

Review Citation(s):
Library Journal Prepub Alert 01/01/2022 pg. 17
Publishers Weekly 02/07/2022
Kirkus Reviews 02/15/2022

About the Author
Carlo Rovelli is a theoretical physicist who has made significant contributions to the physics of space and time. He has worked in Italy and the United States, and is currently directing the quantum gravity research group of the Centre de Physique Théorique in Marseille, France. His books Seven Brief Lessons on Physics, Reality Is Not What It Seems, and The Order of Time are international bestsellers that have been translated into over forty languages.