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 this irresistibly witty audiobook, which illuminates the cherished rituals, legends, and icons of Christmas from a unique and fascinating perspective: science.
The Physics of Christmas is also available in print from Little, Brown and Company.
Executive Producer: Jacob Bronstein
Producer: John McElroy
Cover design by John Fulbrook III
Cover illustration by John Pirman for Art Department
©1998 by Roger Highfield
(P)2002 Random House Inc.