The Physics of Christmas: From the Aerodynamics of Reindeer to the Thermodynamics of Turkey, Roger Highfield
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The Physics of Christmas: From the Aerodynamics of Reindeer to the Thermodynamics of Turkey

Author: Roger Highfield

Narrator: Gerard Doyle

Unabridged: 8 hr 14 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Random House Audio

Published: 11/05/2002

Genre: Science - Physics

Synopsis

Can reindeer fly? Why is Santa Claus fat? Could scientists clone the perfect Christmas tree? Was the Star of Bethlehem really a comet? Why is Rudolph’s nose red? How does Santa manage to deliver presents to an estimated 842 million households in a single night? What could we do to guarantee a white Christmas every year?

These are among the questions explored in an irresistibly witty book that illuminates the cherished rituals, legends, and icons of Christmas from a unique and fascinating perspective: science.

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