Seven Brief Lessons on Physics is a wonderful, easy-to-read, accessible introductory text to the exciting yet complex world of science. It is perfect for a lay-person who is interested in grasping the basics of physics, without getting bogged down with mind-numbing equations and obscure concepts. Rovelli‘s explanations are elegantly simple and spark the reader’s boundless curiosity. After finishing Seven Brief Lessons on Physics I am left wanting to know more and to join Rovelli in his noble mission of unraveling the wondrous mysteries of our universe. In many ways I find Rovelli’s writing reminiscent of how Richard Feynman brought physics to the masses with his everyday, easy-to-understand examples. Rovelli’s writing is also beautifully poetic at times, but not in a pretentious way. My favorite chapter was the last one in which he brings everything together by tying science to human evolution. As he poignantly points out science is a manifestation of the fundamental curiosity that has been inherent in humans since our ancestors first walked the Earth as hunter-gatherers. I eagerly look forward to reading another book from Rovelli in the near future.
Have you read Seven Brief Lessons on Physics or another of Rovelli’s books? What do you think about it? Which book from Rovelli would you recommend for me to read next? Please feel free to share your thoughts in a comment below.