iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad Apps Search Engine
iPhone Apps Users Community
Advanced search | Example: action games
iPhone apps

The Physics of Christmas: From the Aerodynamics of Reindeer to the Thermodynamics of Turkey by Roger Highfield

The Physics of Christmas: From the Aerodynamics of Reindeer to the Thermodynamics of Turkey by Roger Highfield
  • #: 118193
  • Price: $10.99 In Apple Store
  • Category: Books
  • Updated: 2009-12-02
  • Current Version: 1.03
  • 1.03
  • Size: 6.20 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: ScrollMotion, Inc
  • Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later
  • © Copyright ScrollMotion 2009
  •  Add to Favorite apps

 

Description

The Physics of Christmas: From the Aerodynamics of Reindeer to the Thermodynamics of Turkey

Roger Highfield

Back Bay Books

December 13, 2004

Why might Rudolph's nose have been red? Why do we actually give Christmas gifts? Why has smell become an important component in the Christmas shopping experience? Roger Highfield, science editor of London's Daily Telegraph and co-author of the highly acclaimed The Arrow of Time, has taken a long-overdue look at our most cherished holiday from the rigorous (but highly entertaining) viewpoint of a scientist. What are the thermodynamics involved in cooking a turkey? What are the likely celestial candidates for the Star of Bethlehem? Is the concept of a virgin birth scientifically feasible? What happens to us physically when we overindulge in alcohol? 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- thousands of a second to get between each of the 842 million households he must visit.) The Physics of Christmas is that rare science book that manages to be as delightful as it is informative.

About Iceberg

The Iceberg Reader revolutionizes the reading experience, making it easier than ever to browse, buy and enjoy books.

Features

- Attractive interface provides a natural reading experience with full pagination.

- Table of Contents incorporates one click navigation.

- Vertical and horizontal page orientation.

- Adjust font size with a pinch, text reflows automatically.

- Search the text within a book.

- Create margin notes with user notation.

About Hachette

Hachette Book Group USA is a leading US trade publisher headquartered in New York, & owned by Hachette Livre, the second largest publisher in the world. In one year, HBGUSA publishes approximately 450 adult books, 150 young adult & children's books, & 60 audio book titles. In 2007, the company had a record 82 books on the New York Times bestseller list, with 20 of them ranked #1. In addition to selling & distributing its own imprints, HBG distributes publishing lines for Chronicle Books, Microsoft Learning, Arcade, Time Inc. Home Entertainment, Harry N. Abrams, InnovativeKids, Phaidon Press, Filipacchi Publishing, Kensington, MQ Publications, Strictly By The Book, Weinstein Books & Gildan Media

About Scrollmotion

ScrollMotion, creator of the Iceberg Reader, is a content technology company based in downtown New York City. For more information, visit www.scrollmotion.com.

Support

If you have any technical problems please email us at icebergsupport@scrollmotion.com before you post a review.

Video Reviews

No video review.

Customer reviews

Write a Review

Be the first to review this app. Write a Review

Forum

Ask a question

Be the first question this app.

Users Community

+ Connect to community


The information may be outdated (2011-04-13 14:45:33). For actual information go to iTunes

Related to «The Physics of Christmas: From the Aerodynamics of Reindeer to the Thermodynamics of Turkey by Roger Highfield» applications

Ranger Rick Jr for children ages 4 to 7 inspires minds to grow! Give the gift of animals and the joy of reading to the children you love!

Ranger Rick Jr for children ages 4 to 7 inspires minds to grow! Give the gift of…

Ranger Rick Jr, the #1 nature magazine for younger kids, is packed with astonishing photos of animals, amazing wildlife facts, and fun games and crafts. Build confidence and encourage exploration with the magazine kids go to for understanding the natural world around them. Winner of the Parents'… more

Price: free | Category: Education
The History Of The Devil & The Idea Of Evil From The Earliest Times To The Present

The History Of The Devil & The Idea Of Evil From The Earliest Times To The…

The History Of The Devil & The Idea Of Evil From The Earliest Times To The Present Dayby Paul CarusTHIS WORLD OF OURS is a world of opposites. There is light and shade, there is heat and cold, there is good and evil, there is God and the Devil. The dualistic conception of nature has been a… more

Price: $3.99 | Category: Books
Unbeaten Tracks in Japan: An Account of Travels in the Interior, Including Visits to the Aborigines of Yezo and the Shrine of Nikko

Unbeaten Tracks in Japan: An Account of Travels in the Interior, Including…

Isabella L. Bird (1831 - 1904) was a nineteenth-century English traveler, writer, and a natural historian. From Bird's preface in Unbeaten Tracks in Japan:This is not a "Book on Japan, " but a narrative of travels in Japan, and an attempt to contribute something to the sum of… more

Price: $2.99 | Category: Books
The History of England from the Norman Conquest, by George Burton Adams

The History of England from the Norman Conquest, by George Burton Adams

Television and computers may be chief source of entertainment in today's fast-paced society, but classic literature will never die. These are the works that have withstood the test of time, captivating us and giving us insight into the true nature of the human condition."The spontaneous… more

Price: $0.99 | Category: Books
Applications of Psychology to the Problems of Efficiency Series (4 Books) by Warren Hilton

Applications of Psychology to the Problems of Efficiency Series (4 Books) by…

Applications of Psychology to the Problems of Efficiency Series (4 Books)by Warren HiltonThis Series contains 4 existing Psychology books:1 - Psychology and Achievement English, published in 191413, 978 words (50 pages)2 - The Trained Memory English, published in 19209, 643 words (37 pages)3 - Power… more

Price: $3.99 | Category: Books
Applications of Psychology to the Problems of Efficiency Series by Warren Hilton

Applications of Psychology to the Problems of Efficiency Series by Warren Hilton

This Series contains 4 existing Psychology books:1 - Psychology and Achievement English, published in 191413, 978 words (50 pages)2 - The Trained Memory English, published in 19209, 643 words (37 pages)3 - Power of Mental Imagery English, published in 19147, 795 words (30 pages)4 - Initiative Psychic… more

Price: $1.99 | Category: Books

U-Ventures: Return to the Cave of Time by Edward Packard

"AWESOME BOOK" User Review"I have read the Choose Your Own Adventure books since I was young and this was just amazing" User Review "It was awesome"User ReviewSome people didn't realize it This app has many more words, plot lines, and endings than… more

Price: $3.99 | Category: Books
THE BOOK OF THE DEAD The Papyrus of Ani - by E. A. WALLIS BUDGE

THE BOOK OF THE DEAD The Papyrus of Ani - by E. A. WALLIS BUDGE

THE BOOK OF THE DEAD The Papyrus of Aniby E. A. WALLIS BUDGEFascinating compendium of ancient Egyptian mythology, religious beliefs and magical practices. Includes spells, incantations, hymns, magical formulas and prayers. All explained by one of the most knowledgeable and respected Egyptologists of… more

Price: $3.99 | Category: Books

LibriVox Recording of A History of Greece to the Death of Alexander the Great…

J.B. Bury wrote his History of Greece before World War I, but it was such a good overview of classical Greek history that the third edition was still being used as a college textbook in the late 1960s. In the newer editions, a co-author rewrote the material dealing with the early centuries where… more

Price: $5.99 | Category: Books
Divine Bliss-Sacred Songs of Devotion from the Heart of India-Shri Anandi Ma

Divine Bliss-Sacred Songs of Devotion from the Heart of India-Shri Anandi Ma

A spiritual tale from India tells of a doll made of salt who was in search of God. The doll fulfills his quest by jumping into the ocean - completely dissolving himself into the love of the divine. This demonstrates the attitude of supreme surrender where the devotee of God is immersed in an ocean… more

Price: $8.99 | Category: Music

View all related to: The Physics of Christmas: From the Aerodynamics of Reindeer to the Thermodynamics of Turkey by Roger Highfield applications



Mobile Version
iApps4you.com - is iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad apps search engine and not been authorized, sponsored or approved by Apple Inc.
Copyright © 2017 iApps4you.com.
119 ms.