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I enjoyed this book very much. It covers some of the most important ideas in modern physics, among them Einstein's theory of general relativity, quantum mechanics, and the structure of the cosmos. Rovelli's writing is approachable and lucent, conveying the wonder and mystery inherent to physics. And because each chapter started as a newspaper column, they were just enough to whet my appetite. If you're like me—fascinated by physics but possessing little knowledge of it—you'd probably enjoy this too.
"It was reality. Or better, a glimpse of reality, a little less veiled than our blurred and banal everyday view of it. A reality that seems to be made of the same stuff that our dreams are made of, but that is nevertheless more real than our clouded, quotidian dreaming."


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