Carlo Rovelli - The Order of Time signed Folio Society edition
Signed by the author by way of affixed title page from the UK first edition.
Introduced by Philip Pullman
Translated by Erica Segre and Simon Carnell
Designed and illustrated by Daniel Streat
The Order of Time is physicist Carlo Rovelli’s number-one bestselling exploration of the universe’s greatest mystery – time itself. Philip Pullman introduces this Folio edition featuring Daniel Streat’s unique graphic design.
Why can we alter the future but not the past, and is there any such thing as the present? We think of time as universal – moving forward, measured by clocks – but look more closely, and it reveals itself to be profoundly strange. In this thrilling dive into the nature of our universe, theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli sweeps away all our easy assumptions. He shows that time flows faster or more slowly in different places, and vanishes altogether through the lens of quantum gravity theory. A number-one bestseller and one of Time’s ten best nonfiction books of the decade, The Order of Time is presented in a Folio edition unlike any other, thanks to award-winning designer Daniel Streat’s superb minimalist graphics. An exclusive new introduction by Philip Pullman, one of the book’s many literary fans, celebrates Rovelli’s rare gift for illuminating ‘ideas and concepts about the nature of the universe that are some of the strangest and deepest ever discovered’.
Bound in blind-blocked cloth, with gold-foil blocking
Set in Portrait with Euclid as display
216 pages in total
Printed in 3 colours
Diagrams and integrated illustrations throughout
Blocked cloth slipcase
9½˝ x 5¼˝