Reality is Not What It Seems by Carlo Rovelli


Originally published in: 2017

What it’s about: Physics. Historical developments, current view, and future speculations.

What made me pick it up: I’m a bit of a physics reading bender right now. I had read and enjoyed Rovelli’s previous book Seven Brief Lessons on Physics, so when I saw this was coming out I placed a hold.

My favorite things: This book has a great audio reader, which makes it all the more accessible. I enjoy this author’s books because I come away actually knowing and understanding more about physics. Both the history of the science and discoveries in it but also current concepts and research. It can be a little mind bending but the way concepts are explained makes sense and it makes it more acceptable that time doesn’t exist.

Who it’s great for: Citizen scientists. Anyone who wants interesting facts to share at dinner parties. The generally curious.

Erica’s rating: four-shells

Get Seven Brief Lessons On Physics and Reality Is Not What It Seems on Amazon (affiliate links) or at your local library.


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