The Geek Atlas: 128 Places Where Science and Technology Come Alive

By John Graham-Cumming

The background of technological know-how is throughout us, when you recognize the place to appear. With this precise traveler's consultant, you will find out about 128 locations world wide the place discoveries in technology, arithmetic, or expertise happened or is going on now. shuttle to Munich to determine the world's greatest technology museum, watch Foucault's pendulum swinging in Paris, think about a descendant of Newton's apple tree at Trinity collage, Cambridge, and more.

Each website in The Geek Atlas specializes in discoveries or innovations, and comprises information regarding the folks and the technological know-how in the back of them. choked with attention-grabbing images and illustrations, the ebook is prepared geographically through kingdom (by kingdom in the U.S.), whole with latitudes and longitudes for GPS units.

Destinations include:

  • Bletchley Park within the united kingdom, the place the Enigma code used to be broken
  • The Alan Turing Memorial in Manchester, England
  • The Horn Antenna in New Jersey, the place the large Bang idea was once confirmed
  • The nationwide Cryptologic Museum in castle Meade, Maryland
  • The Trinity attempt website in New Mexico, the place the 1st atomic bomb used to be exploded
  • The Joint Genome Institute in Walnut Creek, California

You will not locate tedious, third-rate museums, or a cheesy plaque caught to a wall mentioning that "Professor X slept here." each web site during this ebook has genuine clinical, mathematical, or technological curiosity -- locations bound to make each geek's middle pound a bit swifter. Plan a visit with The Geek Atlas and make your personal discoveries alongside the way.

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