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

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Roger Highfield

Narrated By: Gerard Doyle

Publisher: Random House (Audio)

Date: November 2002

Duration: 8 hours 15 minutes

Summary:

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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