'[A] tantalising approach to the mysteries of the universe'
Independent on The Copernicus Complex
'[A] witty, adroitly marshalled treatise on human significance'
Observer on The Copernicus Complex
'The Copernicus Complex delivers its argument with comparable clarity, insight and humour... compelling'
Telegraph on The Copernicus Complex
Scharf makes vivid the mind-boggling nature of the universe . . . [there are] bright beams of knowledge coming from this excellent book
Wall Street Journal on Gravity's Engines
'This is a book that is rich in the poetry of scientific language . . . [N]ot only does [Scharf] know more about the universe than you or I do, he knows how to transmit his knowledge by deft use of analogy'
Guardian on Gravity's Engines
Scharf explains lucidly why the Copernican Principle (that the Earth has an unremarkable place in the universe) is not the whole story
The Sunday Times