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    • The Physics of Christmas

    • From the Aerodynamics of Reindeer to the Thermodynamics of Turkey
    • By: Roger Highfield
    • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
    • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Can reindeer fly? Could scientists clone the perfect Christmas tree? Why is Rudolph's nose red? How does Santa manage to deliver presents to an estimated 842 million households in a single night? 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. "Just what the elves ordered," raves Newsweek.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • close but no banana

    • By Tara on 03-11-08

    Regular price: $21.27

    • How Weather Forecasts Could Help Develop 'Designer' Drugs

    • By: Roger Highfield
    • Narrated by: Dan Morgan
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Your doctor will eventually be able to design precisely the right drug to suit you by simulating the way it works using number-crunching services online.

    Regular price: $1.09