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The Geek Atlas By John Graham-Cumming

The Geek Atlas
by John Graham-Cumming

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The history of science is all around us, if you know where to look. This traveler's guide helps you learn about 128 destinations around the world where discoveries in science, mathematics, or technology occurred. Featuring photos and illustrations, it is organized geographically by country, complete with latitudes and longitudes for GPS devices.
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The Geek Atlas: 128 Places Where Science and Technology Come Alive by John Graham-Cumming

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 (and within the U.S. by state), complete with latitudes and longitudes for GPS devices. Notable destinations include: Bletchley Park in the UK, where the Enigma code was broken; The Horn Antenna in Holmdel, New Jersey, where the Big Bang theory was accidentally confirmed; The Trinity Test site in New Mexico, where the first atomic bomb was exploded; The Alan Turing Memorial in Manchester, England; The National Cryptologic Museum in Fort Meade, Maryland; and, 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.

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About John Graham-Cumming


John Graham-Cumming is British, but he lives in France. He earned his degrees (BA and MA in Mathematics and Computation and a doctorate in Computer Security) from Oxford University. He has worked in the UK, California and New York. He is well known in anti-spam circles, and did the whole startup thing in Silicon Valley. He writes, blogs, speaks (via podcasts) and posts lab projects on his website at www.jgc.org.

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GOR003533506
The Geek Atlas: 128 Places Where Science and Technology Come Alive by John Graham-Cumming
John Graham-Cumming
Used - Very Good
Paperback
O'Reilly Media, Inc, USA
2009-06-05
542
0596523203
9780596523206
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