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    • 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 434
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 172
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 176

    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."

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • beauty in numbers

    • By Jeffrey on 08-06-03

    Regular price: $19.93

    • 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 486
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 149
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 154

    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...

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Quantum Physics + People = Good Stuff

    • By Kenneth on 07-12-03

    Regular price: $19.93

    • Finding Zero

    • A Mathemetician's Odyssey to Uncover the Origins of Numbers
    • By: Amir D. Aczel
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 33

    The invention of numerals is perhaps the greatest abstraction the human mind has ever created. Virtually everything in our lives is digital, numerical, or quantified. The story of how and where we got these numerals, which we so depend on, has for thousands of years been shrouded in mystery. Finding Zero is an adventure-filled saga of Amir Aczel's lifelong obsession: to find the original sources of our numerals.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Not what I expected but I loved it just the same.

    • By Darren on 08-24-15

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Uranium Wars

    • The Scientific Rivalry that Created the Nuclear Age
    • By: Amir D. Aczel
    • Narrated by: Eric Conger
    • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 51
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 24

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Uranium Wars

    • By William on 07-19-10
    • The Scientific Rivalry that Created the Nuclear Age
    • By: Amir D. Aczel
    • Narrated by: Eric Conger
    • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
    • Release date: 09-01-09
    • 4 out of 5 stars 51 ratings

    Regular price: $27.93

    • The Jesuit and the Skull

    • Teilhard de Chardin, Evolution, and the Search for Peking Man
    • By: Amir D. Aczel
    • Narrated by: Barrett Whitener
    • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 135
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 70
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 72

    In December 1929, in a cave near Peking, a group of anthropologists and archaeologists that included a young French Jesuit priest named Pierre Teilhard de Chardin uncovered a prehuman skull. The find quickly became known around the world as Peking Man and was acclaimed as the missing link between erect hunting apes and our Cro-Magnon ancestors. It also became a provocative piece of evidence in the roiling debate over creationism versus evolution.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • entertaining and informative

    • By Richard on 09-26-09

    Regular price: $24.49

    • 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 out of 5 stars 75
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 41

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating, at times goes too fast to follow

    • By Stef on 01-16-12

    Regular price: $27.93

    • 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 490
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 97
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 95

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • More biography than science

    • By Robert on 04-03-04

    Regular price: $21.27

    • 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
      3.5 out of 5 stars 127
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 37

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

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • so much folklore

    • By Andy on 02-15-03

    Regular price: $19.93