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  • My other great love these days is for Carlo Rovelli, who is often called the poet of physics. He writes elegant, wondering, enlarging books on time and quantum theory, much in the spirit of a priest bringing the word of God to his congregation, and I've found it good for my soul to be confronted with how little I understand the world and everything in it

    Sarah Perry, Guardian
  • Travelogue meets biography meets a masterful explanation of quantum theory in this warm and fascinating account

    Guardian Summer Reads
  • Another brilliant book by Rovelli, who is emerging as the most approachable yet authoritative contemporary writer about quantum physics. . . you'll have fun

    Clive Cookson, Financial Times Summer Books
  • Theoretical physics often feels rather mystical. This mind-bending, lively book by the bestselling physicist Carlo Rovelli reinforces that other-wordly feeling. . . unforgettable

    The Times, Best Books to Read This Summer
  • The greatest populariser of physics today. . . Rovelli's clarity of exposition would be enough to make the book a triumph. What elevates it even more is the deep humanity he brings to his subject . . . we are left in a world that is not disenchanted by science, but even more magical

    Julian Baggini, Financial Times
  • It is the genius of Carlo Rovelli - in my opinion the most poetic and lucid popular science writer since Richard Dawkins - to evoke the mystical aspect of physics. . . His new book, Helgoland is his most beautiful yet. . . leaves an unforgettable impression of its author as a man struggling at the furthest limits of human comprehension

    James Marriott, The Times
  • One of the warmest, most elegant and most lucid interpreters of the dazzling enigmas of his discipline... A momentous book

    John Banville, Wall Street Journal
  • Rovelli is a deep-thinking, restlessly inquiring spirit. . . His books continue a tradition of popular scientific writing from Galileo to Darwin that disappeared in the academic specialisations of the past century

    Ian Thomson, Observer
  • A remarkably wide-ranging new meditation on quantum theory. . . With the light touch of a skilled storyteller. . . Rovelli is not afraid to mix quantum physics and eastern philosophy

    Manjit Kumar, Guardian
  • If anyone can make sense of the topsy-turvy, counterintuitive world of quantum physics, it is Carlo Rovelli, the most poetically minded of today's science communicators

    The Times

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