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It's #BookTuesday!

Every Tuesday, Queens Library will introduce you to a great book!

Our #BookTuesday pick is The Order of Time by Carlo Rovelli.

Why do we remember the past and not the future? What does it mean for time to "flow"? Do we exist in time or does time exist in us? Carlo Rovelli invites us to consider questions about the nature of time that continue to puzzle physicists and philosophers alike.

For most readers, this is unfamiliar terrain. We all experience time, but the more scientists learn about it, the more mysterious it remains. We think of it as uniform and universal, moving steadily from past to future, measured by clocks. Rovelli tears down these assumptions one by one, revealing a strange universe where at the most fundamental level time disappears.

Weaving together ideas from philosophy, science, and literature, he suggests that our perception of the flow of time depends on our perspective, better understood starting from the structure of our brain and emotions than from the physical universe.

Written with the poetic vitality that made his bestseller “Seven Brief Lessons on Physics” so appealing, “The Order of Time” offers an intelligent, rich, and unique appreciation of the mysteries of time.

Grab a copy today!

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