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

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

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.

Published: December 1998 | ISBN-13: 978-0316366953

Author’s Homepage: http://www.rogerhighfield.com
Author’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/RogerHighfield

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