The Order of Time by Carlo Rovelli
THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER
'A dazzling book . . . the new Stephen Hawking' - Sunday Times
'Modern physics has found its poet. A captivating, fascinating, profoundly beautiful book' - John Banville
Time is a mystery that does not cease to puzzle us. Philosophers, artists and poets have long explored its meaning while scientists have found that its structure is different from the simple intuition we have of it. From Boltzmann to quantum theory, from Einstein to loop quantum gravity, our understanding of time has been undergoing radical transformations. Time flows at a different speed in different places, the past and the future differ far less than we might think, and the very notion of the present evaporates in the vast universe.
With his extraordinary charm and sense of wonder, bringing together science, philosophy and art, Carlo Rovelli unravels this mystery. Enlightening and consoling, The Order of Timeshows that to understand ourselves we need to reflect on time -- and to understand time we need to reflect on ourselves.