"The book is the first I have seen to put the details, both historical and conceptual, of the origin of the Universe within the grasp of the general reader... As such, it is a tremendous service to us all."
"His book is science writing at its best."
—Martin Gardner, New York Review of Books
"Weinberg builds such a convincing case...that one comes away from his book feeling not only that the idea of an original cosmic explosion is not crazy but that any other theory appears scientifically irrational."
—Jeremy Bernstein, New Yorker
"A most remarkable achievement...presented with clarity...and great scientific accuracy."
—T.D. Lee, Nobel Laureate in Physics