[Download] Seven Brief Lessons on Physics By Carlo Rovelli

Seven Brief Lessons on Physics

By: Carlo Rovelli
Narrated by: Carlo Rovelli
Length: 1 hour
Release date: Mar 1, 2016
Rating: 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (245 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

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This playful, entertaining, and mind-bending introduction to modern physics briskly explains Einstein's general relativity, quantum mechanics, elementary particles, gravity, black holes, the complex architecture of the universe, and the role humans play in this weird and wonderful world. Carlo Rovelli, a renowned theoretical physicist, is a delightfully poetic and philosophical scientific guide. He takes us 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. The book celebrates the joy of discovery.  "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."

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29 Responses to “[Download] Seven Brief Lessons on Physics By Carlo Rovelli”

  1. Annalee Reichenberg

    Good book bad narrator
    The narrator spoken English needs some work, it distracted from the topic. I recommend reading the book instead.

  2. Ryan Bailer

    I loved this, especially the last chapter. Wonderful work by a really smart guy. Going to try his longer book about the same topic next.

  3. Rosamond Kuney

    Nice book. but a bit short.
    I like how Mr. Rovelli popularizes various concepts of physics for everyday listeners. for a more advanced audience this book contains tla small subset of the autors other book on quantum loop gravity… just the main concept but, nonetheless as well explained as the other topics.

  4. Monroe Montagne

    They should have change ed the narrator…
    It’s great material that loses something due to the broken English of the author’s voice. It is quite endearing in a way, but I preferred the third party narration in his other book “Reality is Not What it Seems”, which is also on service.

  5. Darryl Ritterbush

    A nice summary
    The book is somewhat of a summary of Carlo’s book, Reality Is Not What It Seems, which I also enjoyed. Other than a very few exceptions, I had no problem understanding the narrator through his accent. I always appreciate a book that is read by the author, and this was particularly well done.

  6. Dewayne H.

    Beautiful and simple.
    Carlo Rovelli speaks about a brilliant wold in the simplest and most elegant way possible.
    Along with Feynman’s The Meaning of it All, this book allows us common men to peer into the reality of our existence.

  7. Patrick K. Ryan

    Could not get past the accent
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

  8. Maurice Kobara

    Hey most remarkable book
    What can I say but it was marvelous to hear Carlo Ravelli. It took me back to my college days in the 50s when I realized that my prof in physics made the most sense of any of my teachers.

  9. Austin B.

    Listened to this 3 times
    Each time I got more out of it. It’s basically, as the the title states, 7 very interesting findings from physics. At first I was surprised that the author narrated his audiobook as English is not his first language. By the 3rd go~round I really appreciated his narration much more.

  10. Marci Mcilvenny

    Hard to Understand Narrator’s English but Worth it
    What did you like about this audiobook?

  11. Reinaldo Merton

    An exceptionally inspiring read
    This is a treat at many levels. I am a physics major and perhaps I am able to see in the simplicity and beauty shared by Carlo Rovelli an expert in human endeavors beyond Physics.
    Carlo Rovelli’s explanation of Boltzmann’s discovery of heat transfer is thrilling to read and re-read and listen and listen again.

    His last chapter touches upon the nature of something deeply relevant in the world today – the value of interactions and storing interactions is the basis of AI!

    I hope everyone who thinks about where we come from, why we are here on this planet will
    someday read this book and gain from it an inspiration to see the world through Carlo Rovelli’s intense curiosity.

    And idle away some time staring at the stars, enjoying the blue sky or the rain or the snow or the deep shadows and the rippling heat. Whatever it is – it’s those thoughts that genius is made of – as Rovelli reminds us at the very start.
    What a gift!

  12. Eleonore B.

    Interesting Lessons
    Not being a scientist, I found this most interesting explanation and lessons of Physics, and why certain phenomenon are observed and occur.

  13. Paul

    Seven brief lessons of physics
    I was a little disappointed with the book. The reader was difficult to follow because of his accent. I was also expecting a bit more explanation of the scientific principles and maybe more definitions. The book seem to be more philosophical then scientific

  14. Sergio Keedah

    The author is unassuming and pleasant making the topic accessible and engrossing. recommended for all.

  15. Ed Pegues

    the best investment of time I made in years.
    this is the best book that tells us the story of evolution of the concept of space time illusion. also answers who am I?

  16. Mauricio Helweg

    step by step guide to understanding quantum physic
    What did you love best about Seven Brief Lessons on Physics?

  17. Nohemi Bavelas

    It’s Your Universe. Get to Know It.
    Brilliant lessons about the fabric of reality extending from micro (elementary particles) to macro (galaxy clusters). The author’s sensitive reading adds so much to the text. I will be returning to this book.

  18. Candida Ayres

    I wish everyone could hear this book.
    A mind expanding, articulate and beautiful true story of us and the world around us. Bravo!

  19. Dallas A.

    nothing mind blowing
    found it just okay, nothing that hasnt been said before in many other books of this type.

  20. Lashon Samas

    Where Physics and Poetry meet
    The deepest truths about the fabric of reality presented in a beautiful and simple manner. Looking forward to “The Order of Time”

  21. Milda G.

    It’s understandable; it’s physics
    It is mind blowing. It is clear and concise. Read by the author, it is a distinct pleasure. I know English is not his native tongue, so the way he speaks is so concise and charming. He is thought-provoking yet he gets the concepts across clearly. It made me really think about physics, life, and being human.

  22. Kristofer A.

    Definitely a must-read, although narrator is difficult to understand.
    Wow. This book is incredible. I’d recommend it to anyone that is willing to endure the narrator’s thick accent.

  23. C. J. Richardson

    Good on science weak on philosophy
    A wonderful overview and introduction to some fundamental ideas in contemporary Physics well told and wonderfully narrated by the author. The concept you’re told beautifully in a language that doesn’t require a degree in physics to follow and understand. The book is at its weakest when the author attempts to connect these ideas in contemporary Physics to ideas of consciousness and human existence. He seems to make the mistake of assuming that great knowledge in one area translates to expertise in another unrelated field.

  24. Efrain Setlak

    Extraordinary, excellent, enjoyed every sentence. while listening most of the time I had smile of joy on my lips….

  25. Chauncey Rodemeyer

    Quite Poetic
    I greatly enjoyed this book and its narration by the author himself. His explanations, even of complex ideas (I never knew Heat and Time where related) were lucid and easy to grasp. And although his accent is thick, and difficult to follow at times, it was nonetheless quite charming. Through much of the reading, he sounded enraptured with the wonder of it all. By the end of the book, I was thankful that he choose to read it instead of a professional narrator. His accent, together with his poetic prose, made this book a real gem.

  26. Terrance Billinghurst

    Worthwhile, but
    As in his other works, Rovelli’s exposition of demonstrable scientific principles, and the history behind those principles, is lucid and engaging. However, his expostulation on the philosophical implications of those principles leaves much to be desired. The final chapter is a bit digressive, and fraught with materialist assumptions. The work as a whole suffers for it. That said, it is one small part of an otherwise thought-provoking read.

  27. Bart Blacknall

    One of the best explanation of modern physics to a layman
    This book brings the elements of general theory of relativity, quantum mechanics and thermodynamics to explain the illusive nature time, the concept of “I” and it’s relevance to the burning question of meaning of everything that we have perceived.

    The concept of interactive “nodes” and how they represent matter and even us humans is beautiful and poetic. The author really brings about a very touching view to this normally considered dry topic of physics.

    I listened to it twice to relish the book. Just beautiful.

  28. Ernest Royse

    Wonderful written and Beautifully read!
    This book has absolutely made me want to probe deeper my surroundings and learn more about myself. Simply brilliantly done!

  29. judy

    What a beautiful presentation about physics.
    It was so cogently presented and beautifully read. It inspired me with wonder and appreciation for the miracle that is our world and universe.

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