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One of our most beloved scientists, a fearless free spirit, Carlo Rovelli is also a masterful storyteller. In this collection of writings, the logbook of an intelligence always on the move, he follows his curiosity and invites us on a voyage through science, literature, philosophy and politics.   

Written with his usual clarity and wit, these pieces, most of which were first published in Italian newspapers, range widely across time and space: from Newton's alchemy to Einstein's mistakes, from Nabokov's lepidoptery to Dante's cosmology, from travels in Africa to the consciousness of an octopus, from mind-altering psychedelic substances to the meaning of atheism. Charming, pithy and elegant, this book is the perfect gateway to the universe of one of the most influential physicists of our age.  

©2020 Carlo Rovelli (P)2020 Penguin Audio

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Moving, Beautiful and Erudite

The stories and articles presented in “There are Places in the World where Rules are Less important than kindness” are as imaginative and informative as you could ask for. The short nature of each chapter also makes this perfect for the inquisitive mind on the move. Would whole heartedly recommend.

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  • 14-11-20

Mind blowing, mind expandin

This is a book i thoroughly enjoyed . The narrator is perfect , attuned to the underlying emotions of the author, and the sequence of chapters ending with one on the pandemic create a beautiful interwoven fabric of lucidity science and fierce determination to understand and live life in consequence. Utterly inspiring.