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

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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

Free Sample

05:00

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