Reviews

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Inspiring. . . On Helgoland, says Rovelli, Heisenberg almost got the philosophical approach to quantum theory right. Ever since, we've been getting it wrong. . . Without mathematics or experiment, by page 81 your thoughts are at the frontier of quantum theory, and it's time for your second brain-cudgelling walk

    Alexander Masters, Spectator
  • Carlo Rovelli is a genius and an amazing communicator. . . What I love about his writing is that it always comes back to people -- people interacting with other people, who are interacting with their world. This is the place where science comes to life

    Neil Gaiman
  • When life feels strange, Rovelli's books remind me that there is beauty in the strangeness

    Johny Pitts
  • Carlo Rovelli's imaginative rigour, his lively humour and his beautiful writing are inspiring

    Erica Wagner
  • Rovelli is a brilliant and lucid teacher who uses his understanding of theoretical physics and the quantum world to talk about the complexity of our everyday reality

    Russell Brand

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