1. In this latest book, Carlo Rovelli, physicist and bestselling author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics, unravels the mystery of time itself, inviting us to imagine a world where time is in us and we are not in time.

2. Benedict Cumberbatch is a huge fan of Carlo Rovelli, and professed to carrying Seven Brief Lessons on Physics around "like a small Bible".

3. In The Order of Time, Carlo Rovelli explores for the first time a problem that has drive a lifetime of research - the question: 'what is time?'

4. Since its publication, Carlo Rovelli's bestselling Seven Brief Lessons on Physics has been translated into 41 languages and sold 1.3 million copies worldwide.

5. In Italy, the Italian version of The Order of Time has been the top selling non-fiction title every week since its publication.

6. The Order of Time publishes in the UK on 26th April.

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  • The Order of Time

  • Winner of Audiobook of the Year at The Specsavers National Book Awards 2018

    Penguin presents the audio edition of The Order of Time by Carlo Rovelli, read by Benedict Cumberbatch.

    The bestselling author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics takes us on an enchanting journey to discover the meaning of time

    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 a different speed 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.

    'A global superstar. . . Rovelli is making the grammar of the universe accessible to a new generation' - Channel 4 News

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