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Carlo Rovelli's new book: Eclectic Essays on Physics, History, and More

Carlo Rovellis Bestsellers saw him call him the poet of physics and showed a mind that sought knowledge for its own sake. His new book, There Are Places In The World Where Rules Are Less Important Than Kindness, reminds us why we need more minds like his

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October 28, 2020

By Richard Webb

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I approached Carlo Rovelli's latest book with concern that borders on fear. The previous bestsellers of the Italian quantum gravity researcher – Seven short lessons on physics, reality is not what it seems to be, the order of time – saw him play in his home country, where his clear, lyrical note earned him the reputation of a “poet of the Physics “brought in”.

However, the title of his new book "There Are Places In The World Where Rules Are Less Important Than Kindness" suggested that they may have disappeared.