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Segre, Erica

Overview
Works: 20 works in 89 publications in 3 languages and 6,822 library holdings
Genres: History  Popular works  Fiction  Bildungsromans  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Art  Psychological fiction 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Publishing director
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Erica Segre
Seven brief lessons on physics by Carlo Rovelli( Book )

12 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 2,364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Here, on the edge of what we know, in contact with the ocean of the unknown, shines the mystery and the beauty of the world. And it's breathtaking.' These seven short, simple lessons guide us through the scientific revolution that shook physics in the twentieth century and still continues to shake us today. Theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli, a founder of the loop quantum gravity theory, explains Einstein's theory of general relativity, quantum mechanics, black holes, the complex architecture of the universe, elementary particles, gravity, and the nature of the mind. In under eighty pages, readers will understand the most transformative scientific discoveries of the twentieth century and what they mean for us--Publisher's website
Reality is not what it seems : the journey to quantum gravity by Carlo Rovelli( Book )

10 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 1,234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A closer look at the mind-bending nature of the universe. What are the elementary ingredients of the world? Do time and space exist? And what exactly is reality? Theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli has spent his life exploring these questions. He tells us how our understanding of reality has changed over the centuries and how physicists think about the structure of the universe today. In elegant and accessible prose, Rovelli takes us on a wondrous journey from Democritus to Albert Einstein, from Michael Faraday to gravitational waves, and from classical physics to his own work in quantum gravity. As he shows us how the idea of reality has evolved over time, Rovelli offers deeper explanations of the theories he introduced so concisely in Seven Brief Lessons on Physics. This book culminates in a lucid overview of quantum gravity, the field of research that explores the quantum nature of space and time, seeking to unify quantum mechanics and general relativity. Rovelli invites us to imagine a marvelous world where space breaks up into tiny grains, time disappears at the smallest scales, and black holes are waiting to explode--a vast universe still largely undiscovered."--Dust jacket
The order of time by Carlo Rovelli( Book )

11 editions published in 2018 in English and Spanish and held by 1,202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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? In lyric, accessible prose, Carlo Rovelli invites us to consider questions about the nature of time that continue to puzzle physicists and philosophers alike. He tears down our assumptions about time one by one, revealing a strange universe where at the most fundamental level time disappears. He explains how the theory of quantum gravity attempts to understand and give meaning to the resulting extreme landscape of this timeless world. 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. Already a bestseller in Italy, and written with the poetic vitality that made Seven Brief Lessons on Physics so appealing, The Order of Time offers a profoundly intelligent, culturally rich, novel appreciation of the mysteries of time."--Dust jacket
The eight mountains : a novel by Paolo Cognetti( Book )

8 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pietro lives in Milan; the only thing he shares with his parents is their love for the Dolomites, the mountains that hug the northeastern border of Italy. While on vacation at the foot of the mountains, Pietro meets Bruno, an adventurous local boy. Together they spend many summers exploring the mountain's meadows and peaks and discover the similarities and differences in their lives, their backgrounds, and their futures. As their paths in life diverge-- Bruno's in the mountains, Pietro's in cosmopolitan cities across the world-- it tests the strength and meaning of their connection. -- adapted from jacket
Seven brief lessons on physics by Carlo Rovelli( Recording )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carlo Rovelli brings a playful, entertaining, and mind-bending introduction to modern physics, offering surprising--and surprisingly easy to grasp--explanations of Einstein's general relativity, quantum mechanics, elementary particles, gravity, black holes, the complex architecture of the universe, and the role humans play in this weird and wonderful world. He takes us to the frontiers of our knowledge: to the most minute reaches of the fabric of space, back to the origins of the cosmos, and into the workings of our minds
The order of time by Carlo Rovelli( Recording )

6 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Time tends to be considered uniform and universal, but it may be much more complicated than that. In fact, the more scientists learn about it, the more mysterious it becomes. In lyric, accessible prose, Rovelli invites us to consider questions about the nature of time that continue to puzzle the best minds
Ghosts of the revolution in Mexican literature and visual culture : revisitations in modern and contemporary creative media by Erica Segre( )

11 editions published in 2013 in English and German and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The official centenary commemorating the Mexican Revolution of 1910 provided scholars with an opportunity to consider memorialization and its legacies and afterimages' in the twentieth century through to the present time. This collection of new essays, commissioned from experts based in Mexico, Europe and the United States, plays on the interrelated notions of revisitation', haunting, residual traces and valediction to interrogate the Revolution's multiple appearances, reckonings and reconfigurations in art, photography, film, narrative fiction, periodicals, travel-testimonies and poetry, exam
Reality is not what it seems : the journey to quantum gravity by Carlo Rovelli( Recording )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces how the human image of the world has changed throughout history, demonstrating the evolution of the idea of reality while touching on subjects ranging from the Higgs boson to quantum gravity
Intersected identities : strategies of visualisation in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Mexican culture by Erica Segre( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"There has always been an important visual element to the construction and questioning of national identity in post-independence Mexico, though one that has not always been given its due, outside of the celebrated and much-studied moralists. Ranging from the early nineteenth century to the present - from the vogue for the picturesque, illustrated periodicals and the influential writings of Altamirano to a wealth of twentieth-century graphic artists, filmmakers and photographers - this book re-examines the complex variety of ways in which that visual element has operated. In particular, it looks at the ways in which discourses concerning ethnicity and cultural hybridity have been echoed and transformed in Mexican visual culture, resulting in fields of visual discourse which are eclectic and increasingly self reflexive."--Jacket
In search of lost books by Giorgio Van Straten( Book )

8 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"They exist as a rumour or a fading memory. They vanished from history leaving scarcely a trace, lost to fire, censorship, theft, war or deliberate destruction, yet those who seek them are convinced they will find them. This is the story of one man's quest for eight mysterious lost books. Taking us from Florence to Regency London, the Russian Steppe to British Columbia, Giorgio van Straten unearths stories of infamy and tragedy, glimmers of hope and bitter twists of fate. There are, among others, the rediscovered masterpiece that he read but failed to save from destruction; the Hemingway novel that vanished in a suitcase at the Gare du Lyon; the memoirs of Lord Byron, burnt to avoid a scandal; the Magnum Opus of Bruno Schulz, disappeared along with its author in wartime Poland; the mythical Sylvia Plath novel that may one day become reality. As gripping as a detective novel, as moving as an elegy, this is the tale of a love affair with the impossible, of the things that slip away from us but which, sometimes, live again in the stories we tell"--Page 4 of cover
Latin American popular culture : politics, media, affect( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Popular culture in Latin America has evolved radically in the twenty-first century under the influence of urbanization, postmodernity, globalization and the relentless spread of mediatic, informational and cybernetic technologies. Yet the concept of the popular has also shifted in its political and theoretical understanding with the region see-sawing between profound social and economic crises and the rise of new forms of interconnectedness, not to mention neo-populisms. This volume offers a wide range of essays which provide new conceptualizations of popular culture while linking it to both i
Ghosts of the revolution in Mexican literature and visual culture : revisitations in modern and contemporary creative media( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

México Noir Rethinking the Dark in Contemporary Writing and Visual Culture (Art, Film, Photography) by Erica Segre( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intersecting identities : strategies of visualisation in nineteenth and twentieth century Mexican culture by Erica Segre( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The eight mountains by Paolo Cognetti( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"For fans of Elena Ferrante, Fredrik Backman, and Paulo Coelho comes the international sensation about the friendship between two young Italian boys from different backgrounds and how their incredibly strong connection evolves, changes, and challenges them throughout their lives. Pietro is a lonely boy living in Milan. With his parents becoming more distant each day, the only thing the family shares is their love for the Dolomites, the mountains that hug the northeastern border of Italy. While on vacation at the foot of the mountains, Pietro meets Bruno, an adventurous, spirited local boy. Together they spend many summers exploring the mountain's meadows and peaks and discover the similarities and differences in their lives, their backgrounds, and their futures. The two boys come to find the true meaning of friendship and camaraderie, even as their divergent paths in life-- Bruno's in the mountains, Pietro's in cosmopolitan cities across the world--test the strength and meaning of their connection. A modern Italian masterpiece, The Eight Mountains is a lyrical coming-of-age story about the power of male friendships and the enduring bond between fathers and sons. "There are no more universal themes than those of the landscape, friendship, and becoming adults, and Cognetti's writing becomes classical (and elegant) to best tell this story
Reality is not what it seems : the elementary structure of things by Carlo Rovelli( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

From the bestselling author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics comes a new book about the mind-bending nature of the universe.Do space and time truly exist? What is reality made of? Can we understand its deep texture?Scientist Carlo Rovelli has spent his whole life exploring these questions and pushing the boundaries of what we know. In this mind-expanding book, he shows how our understanding of reality has changed throughout centuries, from Democritus to loop quantum gravity. Taking us on a wondrous journey, he invites us to imagine a whole new world where black holes are waiting to explode, spacetime is made up of grains, and infinity does not exist--a vast universe still largely undiscovered
Reality is not what it seems : the elusive structure of the universe and the journey to quantum gravity by Carlo Rovelli( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Ghosts of the Revolution in Mexican Literature and Visual Culture by Erica Segre( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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