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The Physics of Christmas

From the Aerodynamics of Reindeer to the Thermodynamics of Turkey

Roger Highfield


List Price: 19.99*
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Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (11/4/2002)


Can reindeer fly? Could scientists clone the perfect Christmas tree? How does Santa manage to deliver presents to an estimated 824 million households in a single night?

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. 

"Excellent entertainment for the Christmas connoisseurs in your circle." --USA Today

Back Bay Books, 9780316366953, 320pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 1999