- Hardcover: 293 pages
- Publisher: Little Brown & Co (T); Reprint edition (Dec. 1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0316366110
- ISBN-13: 978-0316366113
- Product Dimensions: 3.2 x 13.3 x 20.3 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,686,256 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Physics of Christmas: From the Aerodynamics of Reindeer to the Thermodynamics of Turkey Hardcover – 1 Dec 1998
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From the Back Cover
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. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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