Entanglement

  • by Amir D. Aczel
  • Narrated by Henry Leyva
  • 6 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Will "beam me up, Scotty" become reality? Quantum mechanics suggests it may...and soon.Since cyberspace - a word coined by a science fiction writer - became reality, the lines between "science" and "science fiction" have become increasingly blurred. Now, 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.According to Einstein, quantum mechanics required entanglement - the idea that subatomic particles could become inextricably linked, and that a change to one such particle would instantly be reflected in its counterpart, even if a universe separated them. Einstein felt that if the quantum theory could produce such incredibly bizarre effects, then it had to be invalid. But new experiments both in the United States and Europe show not only that it does happen, but that it may lead to unbreakable codes, and even teleportation...Entanglement is also available in print from Four Walls Eight Windows.

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What the Critics Say

"Mathematician and science writer Amir D. Aczel has amused and edified readers with his clear explications of the profundities of numbers, especially those that led to enduring questions in mysticism and philosophy." (The New York Times)

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Amazing

Love this book, love this book, love this book, love this book, love this book, love this book, love this book, love this book. It's brilliant.
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- laura bingham

Fantastic storyline

Would you listen to Entanglement again? Why?

Yes, already listened it twice


What other book might you compare Entanglement to, and why?

Quantum reality, because of the accessible and fascinating way the subject matter is offered.


Which scene did you most enjoy?

Bohr and Einstein's continuing arguments.


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Easily could have


Any additional comments?

A very human and enlightening account of the developments leading to the discovery of the most intriguing phenomenon in the known universe.

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- F Kotze

Book Details

  • Release Date: 20-09-2002
  • Publisher: Random House Audio