The Universe Within

The Universe Within

From Quantum to Cosmos

Book - 2011
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Neil Turok explores the transformative scientific discoveries of the past three centuries.
Publisher: Toronto : House of Anansi Press, 2011, c2012
ISBN: 9781770890152
Branch Call Number: 500 T95u
Characteristics: x, 292 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 21 cm


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Written by one of the worlds leading physicists, this book explores the major scientific discoveries of the last three centuries. Each new discovery has led to new technologies causing paradigm shifts in the organization of society. Turok believes that the next big shift is about to happen, the q... Read More »

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Mar 05, 2014

A brief overview of some aspects of the history of physics. There is a too much of the author's philosophy to make this strictly a science book. It is a quick read and worthwhile if interested.

rainbow0 Sep 07, 2013

Turok's book is entertaining (to be expected, as it is his Massey Lectures), but his arrogance is irritating. For example, he makes his personal speculative ideas (such as what can be known about a supposed time "before" the Big Bang) sound like sage wisdom. It seems to me that he also overestimates what physics (in the future) will be capable of explaining about the universe. He also presents his philosophical ideas as if they were science. In my view, "A Briefer History of Time" is a far better book.

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