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The Resource The order of time, Carlo Rovelli ; translated by Erica Segre and Simon Carnell

The order of time, Carlo Rovelli ; translated by Erica Segre and Simon Carnell

Label
The order of time
Title
The order of time
Statement of responsibility
Carlo Rovelli ; translated by Erica Segre and Simon Carnell
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rovelli, Carlo
Dewey number
  • 530.11
  • 115
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
In English, translated from the Italian
LC call number
  • QC173.59.S65
  • BD642
LC item number
R6813 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Segre, Erica
  • Carnell, Simon
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Space and time
  • Time
  • Presentism (Philosophy)
  • Cosmology
Target audience
adult
Label
The order of time, Carlo Rovelli ; translated by Erica Segre and Simon Carnell
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published in Italian: L'ordine del tempo (Milan : Adelphi Edizioni, 2017)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
on1020300173
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
240 pages
Isbn
9780735216105
Lccn
2017060293
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
530.11 R769 ; XX-N ; [A17BP137, #40, 8@20.00, wjm/RT ]
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1020300173
  • (OCoLC)1020300173
Label
The order of time, Carlo Rovelli ; translated by Erica Segre and Simon Carnell
Publication
Note
Originally published in Italian: L'ordine del tempo (Milan : Adelphi Edizioni, 2017)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
on1020300173
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
240 pages
Isbn
9780735216105
Lccn
2017060293
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
530.11 R769 ; XX-N ; [A17BP137, #40, 8@20.00, wjm/RT ]
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1020300173
  • (OCoLC)1020300173

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