• God's Equation

  • Einstein, Relativity, and the Expanding Universe
  • By: Amir D. Aczel
  • Narrated by: Kent Broadhurst
  • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 30-11-00
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Random House Audio
  • 4 out of 5 stars 3.9 (22 ratings)


The product of research around the globe and interviews with dozens of prominent scientists, God's Equation discusses the latest developments in cosmology, the study of the nature of the universe. Using Einstein and his theories to explain the links between relativity and cosmology via Einstein's "cosmological constant," Aczel 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. And yet Aczel reveals a side of Einstein - the man - no one else has brought to light. Aczel is the first to have translated certain letters of Einstein, in private hands until recently. These letters cast a new spin on Einstein's relationship with other scientists and his early efforts to prove his revolutionary theory that a strong gravitational force will make light bend.
©1999 Amir D. Aczel
(P)2000 Random House, Inc.
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Amir Aczel made higher mathematics intelligible to us in his groundbreaking Fermat's Last Theorem. Now, he does the same in a book of truly awesome scope: God's Equation.
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1 out of 5 stars
By Simon Pegg on 04-12-06

Tedious in the extreme

The only audio book I have not finished. The narrator has the most tedious monotone I have heard and the book lacks compelling narrative.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Robert on 03-04-04

More biography than science

I was somewhat disappointed with this book, although I am otherwise a fan of this author. I purchased the book hoping for a history of the most famous equation in physics, but found that it was a somewhat disjointed history of Einstein's struggle to develop general relativity. While the insights into Einstein as a person are interesting, approach this as biography, not science.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Louis on 31-03-04

more biography than science

While some reviewers lament the the lack of scientific detail, "God's Equations" was never meant to be a physics textbook. Nor should the reader be misled by the title into thinking there is much theology here. What we have is a good historical overview of how the man who shaped modern science developed his theories.

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