Friday, December 17, 2010

Five books: Christmas

One of five books for Christmas selected by the Barnes & Noble Review:
The Physics of Christmas
by Roger Highfield

How does a snowflake form? Can reindeer fly? Was the Star of Bethlehem really a comet? Why is Rudolph's nose so red? Readers of all ages can learn the answers to these questions and more in this amusing volume in which a physicist imparts real scientific knowledge as he explores the festive lore of Christmas. Great fun.
Read about the other books on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue