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Nov 05, 2002
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Nov 05, 2002 | ISBN 9780739304747
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.
Roger Highfield is the science editor of The Daily Telegraph, which has published several thousands of his articles since 1986. A regular broadcaster on the BBC and the winner of several journalism awards, he is the author of The Physics of Christmas and… More about Roger Highfield
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