Amazon.ca Best Books: Editors' Picks, 2012, Commended, The Universe Within.
Amazon.ca Best Books: Top 10 Nonfiction, 2012, Commended, The Universe Within.
Charles Taylor Prize, 2013, Long-listed, The Universe Within.
Libris Award, 2013, Short-listed, The Universe Within.
Turok does an excellent job making accessible some of the most difficult concepts in physics, writing about science with a clarity that rivals Brian Greene and James Gleick ... by turns entertaining and instructive, The Universe Within above all offers hope.
- Quill and Quire, starred review
Turok is one of the most original living scientists. This book is an ode to science and the importance it holds today more than ever... It is an excellent and inspiring read.
- Physics Today
With [The Universe Within's] deeply thoughtful reflections on the place of science in society, on the need to educate the underserved, and on plenty of other topics rarely addressed in this sort of book, Turok takes you where no physicist has gone before. It’s well worth making the journey with him.
- TIME Magazine
The Universe Within is concise, accessible and inspiring.
- Winnipeg Free Press
An excellent historical overview of mathematics and physics.
- University Affairs
An excellent book for anyone who wants a general, accesible overview of our best understanding of the universe.
- Globe and Mail
Turok’s excitement, expertise and passion for his field of physics are evident; his ability to communicate complex concepts is exceptional.
- Kitchener Waterloo Record
The Universe Within is that rare thing, a genuinely exciting and exhilarating book. It is a mixture of polemic, celebrating science and reason with the eloquence and power of Sagan and Bronowski, and a beautifully written exploration of some of the great fundamental questions at the frontier of scientific knowledge. If you want to experience the excitement of modern science and understand why scientists devote their professional lives to the exploration of the unknown, then read this book.
- Brian Cox, author of The Quantum Universe
Neil Turok’s The Universe Within provides an elegant, informative, and sometimes moving account, free of technicalities, of those powerful scientific, philosophical, and humanitarian influences underlying the personal drives of this highly distinguished mathematical physicist. I strongly recommend it.
- Sir Roger Penrose, author of Cycles of Time
The Universe Within takes the reader on a wondrous journey across space and time. Through an artful melding of science and personal narrative, Neil Turok -- one of the world's leading theoretical physicists -- conveys not only the excitement of forefront research, but the gripping human drama of exploring ourselves and the cosmos.
- Brian Greene, author of The Elegant Universe