The Truth About Santa: Wormholes, Robots, and What Really Happens on Christmas EveHardback
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- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Format: Hardback | 160 pages
- Dimensions: 132mm x 200mm x 18mm | 358g
- Publication date: 1 November 2010
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 1408810247
- ISBN 13: 9781408810248
- Illustrations note: Colour
- Sales rank: 830,209
We 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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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.
'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