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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (345 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Amir D. Aczel Narrator: Henry Leyva Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2002 ISBN: 9780739301531
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Can two particles become inextricably linked, so that a change in one is instantly reflected in its counterpart, even if a universe separates them?  Albert Einstein’s work suggested it was possible, but it was too bizarre, and too contrary to how we then understood space and time, for him to prove. No one could. Until now.

Entanglement tells the astounding story of the scientists who set out to complete Einstein’s work. With accessible language and a highly entertaining tone, Amir Aczel shows us a world where the improbable—from unbreakable codes to teleportation—becomes possible.

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  • “An elegant and simple account of scientific creativity in action.”

    Columbia Daily Spectator

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarrvesh | 1/20/2014

    " I liked the way Amir had explained quantum entanglement - both theory and experimental work that have been done so far. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ronie Washington-mercado | 1/15/2014

    " i read this as part of an astrophysics class and actually liked where I found myself reading it again for entertainment value. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Krishna | 1/2/2014

    " Presented well to suit the level of a non-scientific reader and arousing interest in quantum phenomena "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rory | 12/17/2013

    " This is one of the best physics books I have read. facinating! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Willa Grant | 12/5/2013

    " I love this book- it is one that a non maths, non physics person can grasp- I re-read it once a year or so & continue to get new thoughts from it. The ideas presented are mind expanding. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve Schlutow | 9/22/2013

    " This was a pretty good book. I learned a few new things about the history of quantum mechanics.. Also, I learned some other ways of thinking or approaching ideas--problems.. Anytime an author can do that, I believe the author has written a good book.. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Adrienne Gauger | 7/15/2013

    " HEAVY quantum physics, but if you can grab the basic things, the big stuff, WOW. Everything makes sense. It definitely wrinkled my brain. :-) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Stephen Cranney | 5/29/2013

    " I was a big fan of his "Mystery of the Aleph" book, but was disappointed by this one. Much of this is a history of quantum mechanics in general, and he doesn't do a good enough job of bringing it down for the layperson or avoiding trite historical details. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Randal Samstag | 5/12/2013

    " A book by a mathematician who has retired to writing popular books about mathematics and science. I got it out of the Seattle Public Library. A good popular introduction to the strange science of entanglement. Seek more and you will be even more puzzled. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 will | 4/26/2013

    " A good layman's history of the development of quantum mechanics with a focus on entanglement of particles and of the people involved. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jason | 4/19/2013

    " Very good quantum physics book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 BAKU | 2/8/2013

    " Not great but fills in some blanks "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Greta Goforth | 12/17/2012

    " A challenging explanation of Einstein's entanglement theory, about how two split particles will act as one entity even when far apart. Does this explain the idea of soulmates??? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jason | 11/5/2012

    " This book is heavy on math. If you don't have some basic knowledge of calculus and the mathematics of physics, you may end up having to skim a lot of it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jason Markow | 8/22/2012

    " The more I read about quantum mechanics... the less I understand. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lnovelo | 7/3/2012

    " A great book on a very bizarre fact of quantum physics. Beware, you need a strong mind for science and logic, otherwise this book will smash your brain. Hmm... can teleportation be possible? This book, for the first half, has a lot of history about the theory. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Troy | 6/7/2011

    " The book started slow with its review of the people and ideas that brought about our latest understanding of Quantum Physics, but it has changed the way I see the world and wet my appetite to learn more. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Troy | 4/6/2011

    " The book started slow with its review of the people and ideas that brought about our latest understanding of Quantum Physics, but it has changed the way I see the world and wet my appetite to learn more. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Stephen | 2/8/2011

    " I was a big fan of his "Mystery of the Aleph" book, but was disappointed by this one. Much of this is a history of quantum mechanics in general, and he doesn't do a good enough job of bringing it down for the layperson or avoiding trite historical details. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cavolonero | 9/25/2010

    " Not great but fills in some blanks "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brad | 11/28/2009

    " This is a good historical look at the strangest topic in physics, but has no where near enough depth to allow the reader to truly understand the phenomena and appreciate what it has to say about our Universe. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jason | 9/14/2009

    " The more I read about quantum mechanics... the less I understand. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lorileinart | 6/6/2008

    " Mind boggling, mind blowing stuff.
    Probably would be good to read a second time...it's a lot to digest. Aczel makes you believe in a very strange future. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lnovelo | 5/31/2008

    " A great book on a very bizarre fact of quantum physics. Beware, you need a strong mind for science and logic, otherwise this book will smash your brain. Hmm... can teleportation be possible? This book, for the first half, has a lot of history about the theory. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jason | 3/25/2008

    " This book is heavy on math. If you don't have some basic knowledge of calculus and the mathematics of physics, you may end up having to skim a lot of it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 will | 2/20/2008

    " A good layman's history of the development of quantum mechanics with a focus on entanglement of particles and of the people involved. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Willa | 2/12/2008

    " I love this book- it is one that a non maths, non physics person can grasp- I re-read it once a year or so & continue to get new thoughts from it. The ideas presented are mind expanding. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Greta | 10/26/2007

    " A challenging explanation of Einstein's entanglement theory, about how two split particles will act as one entity even when far apart. Does this explain the idea of soulmates??? "

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About the Author
Author Amir D. AczelAmir D. Aczel is the author of many research articles on mathematics, two textbooks, and nine nonfiction books, including the international bestseller Fermat's Last Theorem, which was nominated for a Los Angeles Times Book Award. Aczel has appeared on over thirty television programs, including nationwide appearances on CNN, CNBC, and Nightline, and on over a hundred radio programs, including NPR's Weekend Edition and Morning Edition. Aczel is a Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.
About the Narrator

Henry Leyva, an Earphones Award–winning narrator, is a classically trained actor with extensive work in theater, television, film, and radio. He has appeared off Broadway and in regional theaters across the country in many plays, including Romeo and Juliet, Taming of the Shrew, and Street Car Named Desire. He has also performed in audio dramas for the Syfy Channel and National Public Radio.