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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.
Dr. Roger Highfield is science editor at The Daily Telegraph in London.
Table of Contents
|Christmas and the Scientist: An Introduction||p. 3|
|Santa and Those Reindeer||p. 11|
|The Flame and Tree||p. 28|
|Giving and Shopping||p. 48|
|Festive Fare||p. 80|
|Gluttony: Santa's Genetics||p. 109|
|The Bethlehem Star||p. 126|
|Christmas Spirit||p. 186|
|Christmas Blues and Seasonal Moods||p. 217|
|Santa's Science||p. 239|
|Christmas 2020||p. 256|
|The Formula for Christmas Day||p. 261|
|Is Faith Good for You?||p. 263|
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