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    • Entanglement

    • The Greatest Mystery in Physics
    • By: Amir D. Aczel
    • Narrated by: Henry Leyva
    • Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    The young field of quantum mechanics holds out the promise that some of humanity's wildest dreams may be realized. Serious scientists, working off of theories first developed by Einstein and his colleagues 70 years ago, have been investigating the phenomenon known as "entanglement," one of the strangest aspects of the strange universe of quantum mechanics. New experiments suggest it does happen, and that it may lead to unbreakable codes, and even teleportation...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great classic

    • By John McIntyre on 11-02-19

    Regular price: £17.99

    • The Riddle of the Compass

    • The Invention that Changed the World
    • By: Amir D. Aczel
    • Narrated by: Henry Leyva
    • Length: 3 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1

    The secrets of science meet the drama of the high seas. Amir D. Aczel - the distinguished science writer behind and Mystery of the Aleph - turns detective as he uncovers the fascinating story of the invention of the compass.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • As poor as his book 'Entanglement'

    • By Peter on 28-10-08

    Regular price: £16.29

    • The Mystery of the Aleph

    • Mathematics, the Kabbalah, and the Search for Infinity
    • By: Amir D. Aczel
    • Narrated by: Henry Leyva
    • Length: 5 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 17
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      4 out of 5 stars 17

    Best selling author Amir Aczel God's Equation delves into the riddle of infinity, religion and science with "mad" mathematician Georg Cantor, in what Booklist calls "an indispensable book for anyone interested in the darker side of intellectual progress."

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hard but...

    • By Matthew on 22-06-07

    Regular price: £16.89

    • Uranium Wars

    • The Scientific Rivalry that Created the Nuclear Age
    • By: Amir D. Aczel
    • Narrated by: Eric Conger
    • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    Called "one of our best science popularizers" by Publishers Weekly, Amir Aczel now tackles the cause of one of last century's most destructive events -- the scientific discovery of nuclear power. Drawing on his rich storytelling skills, Aczel presents the fascinating and suspenseful story of the scientists who first uncovered the potential of uranium.

    • The Scientific Rivalry that Created the Nuclear Age
    • By: Amir D. Aczel
    • Narrated by: Eric Conger
    • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
    • Release date: 01-09-09
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 19 ratings

    Regular price: £23.69

    • God's Equation

    • Einstein, Relativity, and the Expanding Universe
    • By: Amir D. Aczel
    • Narrated by: Kent Broadhurst
    • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    The product of research around the globe and interviews with dozens of prominent scientists, God's Equation tells us it is almost as though Einstein were God's mouthpiece, revealing the most fundamental truths about our larger environment, truths scientists are just now confirming.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Tedious in the extreme

    • By Simon Pegg on 04-12-06

    Regular price: £19.59

    • Present at the Creation

    • The Story of CERN and the Large Hadron Collider
    • By: Amir D. Aczel
    • Narrated by: Byron Wagner
    • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    The Large Hadron Collider is the biggest, and by far the most powerful, machine ever built. A project of CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, its audacious purpose is to re-create, in a 16.5-mile-long circular tunnel under the French-Swiss countryside, the immensely hot and dense conditions that existed some 13.7 billion years ago within the first trillionth of a second after the fiery birth of our universe.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent book, ruined by the narrator

    • By Catherine on 17-06-12

    Regular price: £23.79