Reviews

  • Superb. Rovelli's journalism is an expression of the scientific desire to know and understand the world. Beautifully translated by Erica Segre and Simon Carnell, There Are Places in the World Where Rules Are Less Important than Kindness continues a tradition of jargon-free popular scientific writing from Galileo to Darwin that disappeared in the academic specialization of the last century

    Ian Thomson, Evening Standard
  • With the publication of his million-selling book Seven Brief Lessons on Physics, Rovelli took his place with Stephen Hawking and Richard Feynman as one of the great popularisers of modern theoretical physics

    Sam Leith, Spectator
  • The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius for our age

    Robert Fox
  • Modern physics has found its poet. . . Rovelli is a wonderfully humane, gentle and witty guide for he is as much philosopher and poet as he is a scientist

    John Banville, Irish Times
  • The most fun physicist to be with -- as well as the greatest explainer of physics

    Bryan Appleyard, Sunday Times
  • A joy of a book - enriching, illuminating, eclectic and far from a conventional science read. . . showcases the light and shade of Rovelli's writing, and the passion for knowledge and curiosity that make him such an engaging writer . . . We need more Rovellis

    Richard Webb, New Scientist
  • 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
  • This short collection of writings has something to offer for avid admirers of his work and new Rovelli readers alike

    Science Focus
  • Rovelli opens windows onto the imagination for all of us

    Antony Gormley
  • Carlo Rovelli, one of our age's most inspiring thinkers, offers intellectual adventures for the curious

    Time Out

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