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The Order of Time
The Order of Time | Carlo Rovelli
From the bestselling author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics, a concise, elegant exploration of time. 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. For most readers this is unfamiliar terrain. We all experience time, but the more scientists learn about it, the more mysterious it remains. We think of it as uniform and universal, moving steadily from past to future, measured by clocks. Rovelli tears down these assumptions 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. Already a bestseller in Italy, and written with the poetic vitality that made Seven Brief Lessons on Physics so appealing, The Order of Time offers a profoundly intelligent, culturally rich, novel appreciation of the mysteries of time.
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BillBlume
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I love this quote from Carlo Rovelli‘s The Order of Time, because it shows that the scientific pursuit of knowledge isn‘t dispassionate. The search for the answers that explain our universe is driven and defined by the emotions that make us human.

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BillBlume
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Started The Order of Time by Carlo Rovelli a couple days ago, and it‘s really blowing my mind. In a weird bit of chance, my holds for the ebook and audiobook came in at the same time, so I‘m doing both. I‘m essentially going through this entire book in both formats to help me better absorb the information. I‘d recommend the print book/ebook over the audiobook, even though Benedict Cumberbatch does an excellent job reading the material.

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slightlyfoxed
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I have become the worst at all forms of social media, but I‘m getting to be pretty effing strong at the gym.

Also, listening to this audiobook (yaaaas, Benedict Cumberbatch narrating) has me going “Okay, yes, got it, makes sense............... Wait, what? 🤯🤯🤯”

BillBlume Agreed about the audiobook. Got lucky and was able to borrow the ebook and audiobook at the same time. It‘s helping me a bit with absorbing this. Loving it so far! 1mo
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ReadingEnvy
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My first read of #scienceseptember was a bit of a mind blowing experience, with physics meeting philosophy for a discussion of time. I barely grasped the concepts that were already dumbed down for a layperson - the absence of a "present," how time and entropy relate, equations without time, etc. But I did meet my goal of reading more than just nature stuff for the theme!

BillBlume I‘ve gotta read this. 3mo
Lindy I think I had to read this through twice and still felt that I didn‘t have a firm grasp on all of the concepts by the end. 3mo
BillBlume So glad you mentioned this book. I‘m reading it now, and it‘s so damn good! 1mo
ReadingEnvy @BillBlume I still think about it a lot 1mo
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Briary
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So, it has come to pass that my relationship with my regular bookseller of 10 years has come to an crash and burn-end. They increased prises for about 40 % and it took longer and longer to get your books, I waited my latest order for a month. And the customer service basically said f*ck you.

So now on I am in a polyamorous relationship with Amazon (😑), Waterstone, and Bookdepository. 👾

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Schwifty
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Rovelli explains how time outside of human experience does not exist and uses the idea of music as a way to develop human time as a process of memory rather than an experience of a constant present. The last three chapters are the ones worth reading; the rest of the book can be difficult to follow and repetitive at certain points.

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Eyelit
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This concludes #audiobaking for this lovely Friday evening. Finished cobbler (I made some last minute additions (my initials) to the lattice - and the final result looks way messier than what went in the oven). Now it‘s time to eat some yumminess and pick up a physical book (I have a couple books that are due back to the library soonish) 😃

Lindy 👏👏👏😋 7mo
readordierachel Looks wonderful! 7mo
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Lmstraubie Yum! 7mo
Soubhiville Mmmmmm! 7mo
RealBooks4ever Now I'm hungry! 😋💜 7mo
RealLifeReading Yummy! 7mo
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Eyelit
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Not too shabby, my first attempt at lattice work 😂
Into the oven... #audiobaking

Btw, I‘m loving this audiobook. It‘s very interesting and of course the narration is top notch 😄

RamsFan1963 I just started listening to this also, it's hard to beat Cumberbatch's amazing narrative. 7mo
valeriegeary Yes please 🤤🤤🤤 7mo
Tamra A beauty! 7mo
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llwheeler That looks delicious! 7mo
MaleficentBookDragon That looks amazing! 7mo
WhatWouldJaneDo That looks amazing! 7mo
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Eyelit
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More adventures in #audiobaking - this time trying my hand at a fancy cobbler (my first time making any kind of cobbler, if I‘m being honest).

Many thanks to @GondorGirl (and my library for the availability) for the heads up on this fascinating audiobook narrated by my boy Benedict. 😍

jpmcwisemorgan This already looks tasty! 7mo
thereadingunicorn Can you send me the recipe? 7mo
Tadams4 This sounds amazing! I‘m equally enthralled with the book! 7mo
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GondorGirl Good luck with the cobbler and I hope you enjoy the book (I KNOW you'll enjoy the narrator)! 7mo
Eyelit @biblecoffeebooks it‘s strawberry rose water cobbler with lemon poppy seed pastry (edited) 7mo
thereadingunicorn @Eyelit okay thank you 😊 7mo
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GondorGirl
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This #nonfiction read was both fascinating and confusing. I'll admit that some of the more sciencey bits went over my head, but the basic ideas and explains of time were thought provoking. ⏳🕰⏱

Plus, it didn't hurt that the audio was narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch...

Eyelit Sign me up for that! Science and Cumberbatch?!? 😍 7mo
Crazeedi Sounds like the perfect book to listen to!! 7mo
Catt Ooh. There needs to be a “To Hear” button on Litsy! 6mo
GondorGirl @Catt Yes! @TimSpalding - there's an idea for you. A "to listen" shelf for audiobooks. 6mo
TimSpalding @GondorGirl Added to the pile! 😀 6mo
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scowler1
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Is time real? Is it only a perception unique to humanity? Physics and philosophy fail to provide any real answers but this book explains a lot about what we do know. Revelatory and mind bending stuff. I enjoyed it very much.

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Angeles
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Awesome, poetic writing, great science clearly explained, and the beautiful, sexy voice of Benedict Cumberbatch narrating this amazing book. What else could you ask for?

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decaturmamaof2
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Really fascinating - wish I'd been a better student of math and physics.

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GivenLemons
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A book on time through the study of loop quantum gravity theory! A philosophical book as well as a scientific one, although I wouldn‘t have minded more equations!

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taraWritesSci
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It's weird to finish a book with a peaceful, feel-good sense and not really understand a lot of the content. I don't fault the author at all for this; it's a heady topic that folds philosophy and other subjective concepts into physics. It'll take more than a read through to get a solid grasp, at least for me, but I think it's worth the effort.

Also, the audio version read by Benedict Cumberbatch is really well done.

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I love this liminal area between hard science and philosophy. Carlo Rovelli's writing is both clear and poetic and he had a wonderful ability to communicate what scientific theory means to us as ordinary humans, beyond. Here he tells the story of time: its uncertain meaning, its questionable existence. The audiobook is by Benedict Cumberbatch 😍 (I need a heart EARS emoji!) I couldn't resist the second book. Self-help through physics? I'm in.

taraWritesSci Ear hearts indeed, I can only imagine how lovely this book must sound. I'm looking for it in audio right now... 😉 14mo
Moray_Reads @taraWritesSci when I bought it the bookshop assistant got very excited telling me about the audiobook. I couldn't pass up that recommendation! 14mo
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ericas
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Devoting himself to the study of Time is like "holding in your hand a snowflake". The fascinating development of modern physics which interprets the world in terms of events instead of things, in terms of nets of kisses instead of nets of stones.

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SW-T
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Intriguing concepts. Educational and thought provoking read.

#science #time

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Lotta84
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Just in time for the weekend! Can't wait to get started on this book...

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k.reads
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I listened to this twice through and I still don‘t fully understand it 😂. But it‘s so intriguing! And difficult concepts aren‘t so bad when Benedict Cumberbatch explains them to you 👍🏻.

Totally worth a listen/read!

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Oryx
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This book is hurting my brain. It's lucky it is so pretty.

Daisy finds herself unconcerned with the complexities of time, space and physics and whether the concept of now can exist.

whatsthEStorey I'm with Daisy! 😂 1y
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dissemination
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Incisive and eyeopening query of time.

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Briary
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So, I finished up my Goodreads Reading Challenge a wee bit early.. I am a stress-reader and last months have most certainly been stressful, if the number of books read are to be trusted. I read 30 books in June alone.

I haven't been writing reviews or even posting about books, but at the moment I just need all the escapism that books can offer. Thankfully I have a TBR pile reaching to high heavens..

Redwritinghood 👏👏👏👏 1y
sprainedbrain Good job on meeting your goal already, but sorry you have been so stressed. 😩 Books are my escape, too! 1y
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k.reads
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“... Perhaps. Just as Copernicus, by studying the heavens, ended up by studying the movement of the earth beneath his feet. Perhaps ultimately, the emotional dimension of time is not the film of mist that prevents us from apprehending the nature of time objectively. Perhaps the emotion of time is precisely what time is for us.”

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k.reads
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“The ‘time‘ of physics is ultimately an expression of our ignorance of the world. ‘Time‘ is ignorance.”

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k.reads
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“Time emerges from a world without time.”

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Lindy
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What drives us is not reflecting on life, it is life itself.

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Lindy
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Narrator Benedict Cumberbatch has such a lovely voice that my brain was lulled into a kind of dreamy state while listening to this #audiobook. I gave it 3 stars on goodreads, then decided to listen through a second time & upped my stars to 5. Print may have been a better way to absorb the complex content, a combo of quantum physics, historical overview & philosophy. Some was covered in Rovelli‘s previous works but I don‘t mind—it‘s fascinating.

wanderinglynn Benedict could read the phone book & I‘d listen to every entry. ❤️❤️❤️ 1y
rabbitprincess YES I requested the audiobook from the library solely because he narrated it 😍 1y
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Lindy
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We have shaped our idea of being a human being by interacting with others like ourselves. I believe that our notion of self stems from this, not from introspection.

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Lindy
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What are we, as human beings? Entities? But the world is not made up of entities. It is made from events that combine with each other. So what, then, am I?

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k.reads
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“Time passes more slowly for your feet than it does for your head.”

Chrys The way my feet feel after a day at work I am not certain that is true lol 1y
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Lindy
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It isn‘t absence that causes sorrow. It is affection and love. Without affection, without love, such absences would cause us no pain. For this reason, even the pain caused by absence is something good, and even beautiful, because it feeds on that which gives meaning to life.

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k.reads
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I love getting a hold notification for a book I forgot I requested! It‘s like a message from past me to future me... “hmm I think future me will want to read this.” Good job, past me!

Also, clearly channeling my inner #cumberbitch

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Briary
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Well, I have loved Rovelli's last two books, Seven Brief Lessons in Physics and Reality Is Not What It Seems so now is a good time to read his latest. Physics will cheer me up. 😁

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Pedrocamacho
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This book was more challenging than expected. There‘s a lot to absorb: (1) there is no objective present; (2) the arrow of time rests on a thin reed of the 2nd law of thermodynamics; etc. I‘ll be reading this one again in the “future” ;-)

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KimHM
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I might have resisted the urge to buy were it not for this ^ but I have long maintained that POV is the essence of storytelling and that the only correct POV is ALL OF THEM 😍 So of course I needed this meditation on time. I‘ll let you know how it goes. 📚💚❤️📚💙📚

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charliemarlowe
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I‘m almost done with this one. I‘m going to admit up front that the first reason I‘m listening to this is because of
Benedict Cumberbatch. I do like the book itself though, and I think it‘s pretty interesting. I‘m probably going to listen to it again. #audiobook

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Oryx
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How am I supposed to stop buying books when Waterstones keep doing such pretty signed editions? #bookpeopleproblems

I really love the cover of the tagged book.

2BR02B That is one seriously gorgeous cover. 2y
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MrBook
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Any book that discusses time immediately goes on my TBR list 😁👏🏻! https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/books/2018/apr/24/carlo-rovelli... #TheLitsyNewsNetwork #LNN

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La_Cori
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I was looking for my next book to read on my TBR shelf.. and I found this little guy here, with #13 chapters!!!
I haven't decided yet if I'm going to read it tonight.. 📚📚📚

#novemberbythenumbers @Tiffy_Reads @JoeStalksBeck

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luciagreg
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Il tempo è ignoranza

Tu non chiedere
L‘esito dei miei, dei tuoi giorni Leuconoe
- è un segreto sopra di noi - e non tentare calcoli astrusi

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luciagreg
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È questo il cuore del tempo. Questo scivolare che sentiamo bruciare sulla pelle, nell‘ ansia del futuro, nel mistero della memoria

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luciagreg
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Siamo noi a esistere nel tempo o il tempo esiste in noi ?

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luciagreg
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Anche le parole che ora diciamo
il tempo nella sua rapina
ha già portato via
e nulla torna