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

Description

Surveying a range of scientific fields' answers to Christmas puzzlers, the author argues that, among other things, Rudolph's red nose stems from a parasitical infection, the star of Bethlehem may have been the conjunction of planets, and Santa relies on a superconducting quantum interference device to interpret the magnetic brainwaves of bad and good children. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Details

Author(s)
Dr Roger Highfield
Format
Hardback | 293 pages
Dimensions
132.08 x 190.5 x 33.02mm | 453.59g
Publication date
01 Dec 1998
Publisher
Little Brown and Company
Publication City/Country
United States
Language
English
Edition Statement
Reprint
Illustrations note
Illustrations, unspecified
ISBN10
0316366110
ISBN13
9780316366113