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    DescriptionA visionary look at the way the human mind can shape the future by world-renowned physicist Neil Turok. Every technology we rely on today was created by the human mind, seeking to understand the universe around us. Scientific knowledge is our most precious possession, and our future will be shaped by the breakthroughs to come. In this personal and fascinating work, Neil Turok, Director of the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, explores the transformative scientific discoveries of the past three centuries -- from classical mechanics, to the nature of light, to the bizarre world of the quantum, and the evolution of the cosmos. Each new discovery has, over time, yielded new technologies causing paradigm shifts in the organization of society. Now, he argues, we are on the cusp of another major transformation: the coming quantum revolution that will supplant our current, dissatisfying digital age. Facing this brave new world, Turok calls for creatively re-inventing the way advanced knowledge is developed and shared, and opening access to the vast, untapped pools of intellectual talent in the developing world. Scientific research, training, and outreach are vital to our future economy, as well as powerful forces for peaceful global progress.


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    Title
    The Universe Within
    Subtitle
    From Quantum to Cosmos
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Neil Turok
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 292
    Width: 127 mm
    Height: 201 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 272 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781770890176
    ISBN 10: 1770890173
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.0
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCI
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 02
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 523.1
    BIC subject category V2: PDA
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26100
    BISAC V2.8: SCI075000
    BIC subject category V2: PHQ
    Ingram Subject Code: SE
    Libri: I-SE
    B&T Merchandise Category: SCI
    B&T General Subject: 710
    DC22: 523.1
    LC subject heading: , , , , ,
    BISAC V2.8: SCI057000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: QB982 .T87 2012
    Illustrations note
    colour illustrations, black & white halftones
    Publisher
    House of Anansi Press
    Imprint name
    House of Anansi Press
    Publication date
    02 October 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Toronto, Ontario
    Review quote
    An Amazon.ca Best Book of the Year, 2012 "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" "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"