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There are places in the world where rules are less important than kindness : and other thoughts on physics, philosophy, and the world  Cover Image Book Book

There are places in the world where rules are less important than kindness : and other thoughts on physics, philosophy, and the world / Carlo Rovelli ; translated by Erica Segre and Simon Carnell.

Rovelli, Carlo, 1956- (author.). Segre, Erica, (translator.).

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  • ISBN: 9780593192153
  • ISBN: 059319215X
  • Physical Description: 255 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books,c2021.

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One of our most beloved scientists, a fearless free spirit, Carlo Rovelli is also a masterful storyteller. In this collection of writings, the logbook of an intelligence always on the move, he follows his curiosity and invites us on a voyage through science, literature, philosophy and politics. Written with his usual clarity and wit, these pieces, most of which were first published in Italian newspapers, range widely across time and space: from Newton's alchemy to Einstein's mistakes, from Nabokov's lepidoptery to Dante's cosmology, from travels in Africa to the consciousness of an octopus, from mind-altering psychedelic substances to the meaning of atheism. Charming, pithy and elegant, this book is the perfect gateway to the universe of one of the most influential physicists of our age.
Subject: Science > Popular works.
Science > Social aspects > Popular works.

Available copies

  • 2 of 5 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at North Kansas City.

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  • 1 current hold with 5 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
North Kansas City Public Library 500 ROVELLI 2022 (Text) 0001002415006 Nonfiction New Checked out 05/31/2022


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