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

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

John Graham-Cumming

The heritage of technological know-how is throughout us, if you happen to recognize the place to seem. With this targeted traveler's consultant, you will know about 128 locations around the globe the place discoveries in technology, arithmetic, or know-how happened or is going on now. trip to Munich to work out the world's biggest technology museum, watch Foucault's pendulum swinging in Paris, consider a descendant of Newton's apple tree at Trinity collage, Cambridge, and extra. every one website in The Geek Atlas focuses on discoveries or innovations, and comprises information regarding the folks and the technological know-how at the back of them. packed with fascinating photographs and illustrations, the e-book is geared up geographically by means of kingdom (by nation in the U.S.), whole with latitudes and longitudes for GPS units. locations comprise:

  • Bletchley Park within the united kingdom, the place the Enigma code was once damaged
  • The Alan Turing Memorial in Manchester, England
  • The Horn Antenna in New Jersey, the place the massive Bang thought used to be proven
  • 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 declaring that "Professor X slept here." each website during this publication has genuine clinical, mathematical, or technological interest--places sure to make each geek's center pound a bit speedier. Plan a visit with The Geek Atlas and make your personal discoveries alongside the way.

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