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

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

The Geek Atlas: 128 Places Where Science and Technology Come Alive by John Graham-Cumming
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The history of science is all around us, if you know where to look. With this unique travelers guide, youll learn about 128 destinations around the world where discoveries in science, mathematics, or technology occurred or is happening now. TravelMoreThe history of science is all around us, if you know where to look. With this unique travelers guide, youll 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 worlds largest science museum, watch Foucaults pendulum swinging in Paris, ponder a descendant of Newtons 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 brokenThe Alan Turing Memorial in Manchester, EnglandThe Horn Antenna in New Jersey, where the Big Bang theory was confirmedThe National Cryptologic Museum in Fort Meade, MarylandThe Trinity Test Site in New Mexico, where the first atomic bomb was explodedThe Joint Genome Institute in Walnut Creek, CaliforniaYou wont 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 geeks heart pound a little faster. Plan a trip with The Geek Atlas and make your own discoveries along the way.



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