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The Geek Atlas : 128 Places Where Science and Technology Come Alive - John Graham-Cumming

The Geek Atlas

128 Places Where Science and Technology Come Alive

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Published: 21st May 2009
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The history of science is all around us, if you know where to look. With this unique traveler's guide, you'll learn about 128 destinations around the world where discoveries in science, mathematics, or technology occurred or is happening now. Travel to Munich to see the world's largest science museum, watch Foucault's pendulum swinging in Paris, ponder a descendant of Newton's apple tree at Trinity College, Cambridge, and more.

Each site in The Geek Atlas focuses on discoveries or inventions, and includes information about the people and the science behind them. Full of interesting photos and illustrations, the book is organized geographically by country (by state within the U.S.), complete with latitudes and longitudes for GPS devices.

Destinations include:

  • Bletchley Park in the UK, where the Enigma code was broken
  • The Alan Turing Memorial in Manchester, England
  • The Horn Antenna in New Jersey, where the Big Bang theory was confirmed
  • The National Cryptologic Museum in Fort Meade, Maryland
  • The Trinity Test Site in New Mexico, where the first atomic bomb was exploded
  • The Joint Genome Institute in Walnut Creek, California

You won't find tedious, third-rate museums, or a tacky plaque stuck to a wall stating that "Professor X slept here." Every site in this book has real scientific, mathematical, or technological interest -- places guaranteed to make every geek's heart pound a little faster. Plan a trip with The Geek Atlas and make your own discoveries along the way.

Parkes Radio Telescope, Parkes, Australia -- Zentralfriedhof, Vienna, Austria -- Atomium, Brussels, Belgium -- Baddeck, Nova Scotia, Canada -- Mendel Museum of Genetics, Brno, Czech Republic -- Galapagos Islands, Ecuador -- Airbus, Toulouse, France -- The Arago Medallions, Paris, France -- Beaumont-de-Lomagne, France -- Ch??teau du Clos Luce, Amboise, France -- Institut Pasteur, Paris, France -- The Jacquard Museum, Roubaix, France -- Le Pantheon, Paris, France -- Millau Viaduct, Millau, France -- Musee Curie, Paris, France -- Mus??e de l'Air et de l'Espace, Le Bourget, France -- Mus??e des Arts et M??tiers, Paris, France -- The Eiffel Tower, Paris, France -- Deutsches Museum, Munich, Germany -- Peenem??nde Historical Technical Information Center, Peenem??nde, Germany -- Rontgen Museum, Remscheid, Germany -- Stadtfriedhof, G??ttingen, Germany -- The Gutenberg Museum, Mainz, Germany -- Jantar Mantar, Jaipur, India -- Broom Bridge, Dublin, Ireland -- Tempio Voltiano, Como, Italy -- Akashi-Kaik?? Bridge, Kobe, Japan -- Akihabara, Tokyo, Japan -- The Escher Museum, The Hague, Netherlands -- Tesla Museum, Belgrade, Serbia -- Solucar PS10 Power Station, Sanlucar la Mayor, Spain -- CERN, Geneva, Switzerland -- Historisches Museum Bern, Bern, Switzerland -- Taipei 101, Taipei, Taiwan -- 14 India Street, Edinburgh, Scotland -- Air Defence Radar Museum, RAF Neatishead, England -- Albury Church, Albury, England -- Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum, London, England -- Anderton Boat Lift, Northwich, England -- Bletchley Park, Bletchley, England -- British Airways Flight Training, Hounslow, England -- Bunhill Fields Cemetery, London, England -- Down House, Downe, England -- Edward Jenner Museum, Berkeley, England -- Elsecar Heritage Centre, Elsecar, England -- Farnborough Air Sciences Museum, Farnborough, England -- Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, England -- Goonhilly Satellite Earth Station, Goonhilly, England -- Greenwich, London, England -- Hovercraft Museum, Lee-on-the-Solent, England -- Jodrell Bank Observatory, Cheshire, England -- Kelvedon Hatch Nuclear Bunker, Kelvedon Hatch, England -- Kempton Park Waterworks, Kempton Park, England -- Lacock Abbey, Wiltshire, England -- Manchester Science Walk, Manchester, England -- Museum of the History of Science, Oxford, England -- Napier University, Edinburgh, Scotland -- National Museum of Computing, Bletchley, England -- National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland -- National Railway Museum, York, England -- Natural History Museum, London, England -- Poldhu, Cornwall, England -- Porthcurno Telegraph Museum, Porthcurno, England -- Royal College of Surgeons Hunterian Museum, London, England --

ISBN: 9780596555627
ISBN-10: 0596555628
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 544
Published: 21st May 2009