The Physics of Christmas

The Physics of Christmas

From the Aerodynamics of Reindeer to the Thermodynamics of Turkey

Book - 1998
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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.
Publisher: Boston : Back Bay Books/Little, Brown, c1998.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780316366953
0316366951
9780316366113
0316366110
Branch Call Number: 394. 2663 HIG
Characteristics: x, 303 p.

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Jun 28, 2016

Very entertaining and fun

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This book is a perfect way to explain modern science while learning about the science of Christmas. Highfield gives you the history, quantum mechanics, classical mechanics, aerodynamics, thermodynamics, chemistry, religion, traditions, chemistry, biology and biochemistry of Christmas ... all in one book!

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