Reality Is Not What It Seems
Carlo Rovelli

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Narrated By: Roy McMillan

Duration: 6 hours and 12 minutes

What to expect

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable, audiobook edition of Reality is Not What it Seems by Carlo Rovelli, read by Roy McMillan.

From the best-selling author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics comes a new book about the mind-bending nature of the universe

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable, audiobook book edition of Reality is Not What it Seems by Carlo Rovelli, read by Roy McMillan.

What are time and space made of? Where does matter come from? And what exactly is reality? Scientist Carlo Rovelli has spent his whole life exploring these questions and pushing the boundaries of what we know. Here he explains how our image of the world has changed throughout centuries. From Aristotle to Albert Einstein, Michael Faraday to the Higgs boson, he takes us on a wondrous journey to show us that beyond our ever-changing idea of reality is a whole new world that has yet to be discovered.

Genre

Quantum physics (quantum mechanics & quantum field theory), Physics, Popular science, Theoretical & mathematical astronomy, History of science, Gravity, Relativity physics

Listen to a sample

If you want to understand what gets physicists out of bed in the morning, there is no better guide than Rovelli

New Statesman

The physicist transforming how we see the universe

Financial Times

Carlo Rovelli manages to convey the mystery of very large things and very small things with brilliant effect

Philip Pullman

Carlo Rovelli has never been afraid to challenge the status quo