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The Physics of Christmas - From the Aerodynamics of Reindeer to the Thermodynamics of Turkey-logo

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

Roger Highfield

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.

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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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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Gerard Doyle

Length:

8h 17m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

01:01


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

13:17


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

02:38


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:08


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

09:13


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:33


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:54


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:18


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:58


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:07


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:51


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

02:17


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:24


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:21


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:36


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:10


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:57


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:56


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:23


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:27


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:34


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:35


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:29


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:51


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:39


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

02:49


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:39


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:36


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:17


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:28


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:15


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:58


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:54


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

02:20


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:44


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:51


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

11:15


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

02:55


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:35


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:05


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:51


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

09:44


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:46


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:26


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:55


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:24


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:01


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:22


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

03:01


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

02:35


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

09:40


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:06


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:36


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:42


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:17


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

01:22


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

10:14


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:23


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

03:12


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:22


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

02:17


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

03:44


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

08:13


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

00:55


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

07:40


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

00:50


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

01:44


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

01:32


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

01:58


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

03:44


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

01:58


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

01:59


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

02:49


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

02:03


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

07:13


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

03:10


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

03:37


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

02:34


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

12:30


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

03:14


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

02:35


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:01


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

02:33


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

10:13


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

01:34


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

03:40


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

06:39


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

11:35


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

10:12


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

07:39


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

02:08


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

16:45


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

08:36