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Author Graham-Cumming, John.
Title The geek atlas : 128 places where science & technology come alive / John Graham-Cumming.
Imprint [Sebastopol, Calif.] : O'Reilly Media, 2009.
Edition First edition.

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Author Graham-Cumming, John.
Subject Science museums -- Guidebooks.
Historic sites -- Guidebooks.
Travel -- Guidebooks.
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One hundred twenty eight places where science and technology come alive
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Author Graham-Cumming, John.
Subject Science museums -- Guidebooks.
Historic sites -- Guidebooks.
Travel -- Guidebooks.
Add Title 128 places where science & technology come alive
One hundred twenty eight places where science and technology come alive
Description 1 online resource (xv, 523 pages) : illustrations, maps
Edition First edition.
Note Print version record.
Summary Annotation <div><p>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.<br /><br />Each site in <em>The Geek Atlas</em> 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.<br /><br />Destinations include:</p><ul><li>Bletchley Park in the UK, where the Enigma code was broken</li><li>The Alan Turing Memorial in Manchester, England</li><li>The Horn Antenna in New Jersey, where the Big Bang theory was confirmed</li><li>The National Cryptologic Museum in Fort Meade, Maryland</li><li>The Trinity Test Site in New Mexico, where the first atomic bomb was exploded</li><li>The Joint Genome Institute in Walnut Creek, California</li></ul><p>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 <em>The Geek Atlas</em> and make your own discoveries along the way.</p></div>
Contents 000; Introduction; Australia; 001; Parkes Radio Telescope, Parkes, Australia; Austria; 002; Zentralfriedhof, Vienna, Austria; Belgium; 003; Atomium, Brussels, Belgium; Canada; 004; Baddeck, Nova Scotia, Canada; Czech Republic; 005; Mendel Museum of Genetics, Brno, Czech Republic; Ecuador; 006; Galapagos Islands, Ecuador; France; 007; Airbus, Toulouse, France; 008; The Arago Medallions, Paris, France; 009; Beaumont-de-Lomagne, France; 010; Chateau du Clos Luce, Amboise, France; 011; Institut Pasteur, Paris, France; 012; The Jacquard Museum, Roubaix, France; 013; Le Pantheon, Paris, France; 014
Millau Viaduct, Millau, France015; Musee Curie, Paris, France; 016; Musee de l'Air et de l'Espace, Le Bourget, France; 017; Musee des Arts et Metiers, Paris, France; 018; The Eiffel Tower, Paris, France; Germany; 019; Deutsches Museum, Munich, Germany; 020; Peenemunde Historical Technical Information Center, Peenemunde, Germany; 021; Rontgen Museum, Remscheid, Germany; 022; Stadtfriedhof, Gottingen, Germany; 023; The Gutenberg Museum, Mainz, Germany; India; 024; Jantar Mantar, Jaipur, India; Ireland; 025; Broom Bridge, Dublin, Ireland; Italy; 026; Tempio Voltiano, Como, Italy; Japan; 027
Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge, Kobe, Japan028; Akihabara, Tokyo, Japan; Netherlands; 029; The Escher Museum, The Hague, Netherlands; Serbia; 030; Tesla Museum, Belgrade, Serbia; Spain; 031; Solucar PS10 Power Station, Sanlucar la Mayor, Spain; Switzerland; 032; CERN, Geneva, Switzerland; 033; Historisches Museum Bern, Bern, Switzerland; Taiwan; 034; Taipei 101, Taipei, Taiwan; UK; 035; 14 India Street, Edinburgh, Scotland; 036; Air Defence Radar Museum, RAF Neatishead, England; 037; Albury Church, Albury, England; 038; Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum, London, England; 039
Jodrell Bank Observatory, Cheshire, England052; Kelvedon Hatch Nuclear Bunker, Kelvedon Hatch, England; 053; Kempton Park Waterworks, Kempton Park, England; 054; Lacock Abbey, Wiltshire, England; 055; Manchester Science Walk, Manchester, England; 056; Museum of the History of Science, Oxford, England; 057; Napier University, Edinburgh, Scotland; 058; National Museum of Computing, Bletchley, England; 059; National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland; 060; National Railway Museum, York, England; 061; Natural History Museum, London, England; 062; Poldhu, Cornwall, England; 063
ISBN 9780596802257
0596802250
9780596523206
0596523203
OCLC # 599810857
Additional Format Print version: Graham-Cumming, John. Geek atlas. Beijing ; Farnham : O'Reilly, 2009 9780596523206 (OCoLC)276817662.


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