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Can Reindeer Fly?
Roger Highfield

Classification : Religion & Philosophy
Pub Date : Oct 25, 2012
Imprint : Phoenix
Page Extent : 352
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9780753813669
Price : 499

About the book
A lighted-hearted scientific look at the rituals and icons of Christmas. How does snow form? Why are we always depressed after Christmas? How does Santa manage to deliver all those presents in one night? (He has, in fact, little over two ten-thousandths of a second to get between each of the 842 million households he must visit.) This book contains information on how drugs might make us see flying reindeer, how pollution is affecting the shape of Christmas trees and the intriguing correlation between the length of our Christmas card list and brain size.

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An entertaining and instructive alternative to the excess and boredom the season typically brings. By the end there is scarcely anything of Christmas past, present or future that one has not learned to see in a brighter light. The book makes a perfect present
The book fizzes with fun
     
Roger Highfield
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