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    DescriptionWe all know Santa Claus: fat, jolly, omniscient, swift, lives in a nice home in the Arctic, with the missus and a pack of elves. Well, forget what you know. Santa Claus is from Greenpoint, Brooklyn, as it turns out, and he's not as fat as he used to be. Here's something else you didn't know: he's been dabbling in some futuristic technology, and has found myriad ways to make his job possible. How can Santa know who's been naughty and nice? Simple: implant listening devices into your ornaments. How can he make it to every house on Christmas Eve? That's nothing a little cloning and some wormholes can't solve. And he has plenty of other tactics: quantum entanglement, organ replacement, drug-induced hibernation and unmanned aerial vehicles, to name just a few. In this fantastically illustrated, affectionate and hilarious book, Gregory Mone uses science and technology to overturn the assumption that Santa can't be real. Drawing on the work of accomplished scientists and researchers, Mone gives us a whole new portrait of this remarkable man and the miracles he makes happen every year. With imaginative artwork and an eye-catching package, this book makes an outstanding Christmas gift for just about anyone.


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    Title
    The Truth About Santa
    Subtitle
    Wormholes, Robots, and What Really Happens on Christmas Eve
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Gregory Mone
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 160
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 200 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 358 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781408810248
    ISBN 10: 1408810247
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.0
    BIC reading level and special interest qualifier V2: 5HC
    BIC E4L: SCP
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP028
    Ingram Theme: RELI/CHRIST
    BIC subject category V2: PDZ, WH
    DC22: 500
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16100
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: HL010
    Ingram Theme: HOLD/XMAS
    Ingram Subject Code: HU
    BISAC V2.8: LIT004020
    DC22: 818.607
    BISAC V2.8: HUM000000, REL034020
    BIC subject category V2: 5HC
    Thema V1.0: QRM, DS, WH, PDZ
    Illustrations note
    Colour
    Publisher
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Publication date
    01 November 2010
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Gregory Mone is a contributing editor at Popular Science magazine. His feature articles have appeared in Wired, Discover, Women's Health, National Geographic Adventure, and The Best American Science Writing 2007. He is also the author of the novel The Wages of Genius. He lives in Massachusetts with his wife and two children.
    Review quote
    'This hilarious and informative book teaches us the real science behind Santa Claus. But be careful reading this: Santa is going to be furious that we know about his robot spies' Daniel H Wilson, author of How to Survive a Robot Uprising 'A silly, tongue-in-cheek book. But it's also quite funny and interesting, making it a perfect stocking filler' **** BBC Focus