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

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

Roger Highfield


CAN REINDEER FLY? WHY IS SANTA CLAUS fats? might SCIENTISTS CLONE the ideal CHRISTMAS TREE? used to be THE big name OF BETHLEHEM quite A COMET? WHY IS RUDOLPH'S nostril purple? HOW DOES SANTA be capable to convey provides TO AN expected 842 MILLION families in one evening? WHAT may well WE DO to assure A WHITE CHRISTMAS each year? those are one of the questions explored in an irresistibly witty booklet that illuminates the adored rituals, legends, and icons of Christmas from a different and engaging standpoint: technology.

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