The Order of Time

The Order of Time Review

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 different speeds 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, inviting us to imagine a world where time is in us and we are not in time.

Title:The Order of Time
Edition Language:English

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  • Brian Clegg

    There's good news and bad news. The good news is that The Order of Time does what A Brief History of Time seemed to promise but didn't cover: it attempts to explore what time itself is. The bad news i...

  • Bradley

    Take two. Time has swallowed my review. My first one anyway.I wish I could take back the time, do it over, but entropy hit GR (or at least my internet connection) and something less than the total hea...

  • Manuel Anto

    If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review.Time is in Reality's Blurring: "The Order of Time" by Carlo RovelliIn some ways, Rovelli's writing is as influenced by Calvino as it is by ...

  • Fergus

    One of the self-appointed gurus of the seventies (who at one point was the leader of a cult headquartered on a Pacific island - you may remember him) used to bash ‘scientism’ as if there was no to...

  • Alice Lippart

    My brain hurts and I love it....

  • Brendan Monroe

    It rules over each and every one of us, but is there any greater mystery in life than time? What even is time?Carlo Rovelli sets out to explain just that question in his latest book, "The Order of Tim...

  • Bharath

    Time has always been an enigma – with philosophers and even scientists calling it an illusion. And, Carlo Rovelli tells us that it is increasingly appearing to be so. A topic which without doubt cap...

  • Darwin8u

    "We are stories, contained within the twenty complicated centimeters behind our eyes, lines drawn by traces left by the (re)mingling together of things in the world, and oriented towards predicting ev...

  • Holly

    I suspect that these Carlo Rovelli books are popular because they are short and imaginative! The first half of The Order of Time was clear and thought-provoking. But the second half went a little off ...

  • Rama

    Time is an Illusion, says physicist Carlo Rovelli Physicists calling time an illusion is not a new idea. Julian Barbour, in his 1999 book argued for the same hypothesis. Contrary to this idea, physici...