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Author: John Graham-Cumming
Publisher: Beijing [China] ; Farnham : O'Reilly, ©2009.
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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,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Guidebooks
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Graham-Cumming, John.
Geek atlas.
Beijing [China] ; Farnham : O'Reilly, ©2009
(OCoLC)276817662
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Graham-Cumming
ISBN: 9780596551278 0596551274 9780596555627 0596555628
OCLC Number: 773292891
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 523 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Parkes Radio Telescope, Parkes, Australia --
Zentralfriedhof, Vienna, Austria --
Atomium, Brussels, Belgium --
Baddeck, Nova Scotia, Canada --
Mendel Museum of Genetics, Brno, Czech Republic --
Galapagos Islands, Ecuador --
Airbus, Toulouse, France --
The Arago Medallions, Paris, France --
Beaumont-de-Lomagne, France --
Château du Clos Luce, Amboise, France --
Institut Pasteur, Paris, France --
The Jacquard Museum, Roubaix, France --
Le Pantheon, Paris, France --
Millau Viaduct, Millau, France --
Musee Curie, Paris, France --
Musée de l'Air et de l'Espace, Le Bourget, France --
Musée des Arts et Métiers, Paris, France --
The Eiffel Tower, Paris, France --
Deutsches Museum, Munich, Germany --
Peenemünde Historical Technical Information Center, Peenemünde, Germany --
Rontgen Museum, Remscheid, Germany --
Stadtfriedhof, Göttingen, Germany --
The Gutenberg Museum, Mainz, Germany --
Jantar Mantar, Jaipur, India --
Broom Bridge, Dublin, Ireland --
Tempio Voltiano, Como, Italy --
Akashi-Kaikō Bridge, Kobe, Japan --
Akihabara, Tokyo, Japan --
The Escher Museum, The Hague, Netherlands --
Tesla Museum, Belgrade, Serbia --
Solucar PS10 Power Station, Sanlucar la Mayor, Spain --
CERN, Geneva, Switzerland --
Historisches Museum Bern, Bern, Switzerland --
Taipei 101, Taipei, Taiwan --
14 India Street, Edinburgh, Scotland --
Air Defence Radar Museum, RAF Neatishead, England --
Albury Church, Albury, England --
Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum, London, England --
Anderton Boat Lift, Northwich, England --
Bletchley Park, Bletchley, England --
British Airways Flight Training, Hounslow, England --
Bunhill Fields Cemetery, London, England --
Down House, Downe, England --
Edward Jenner Museum, Berkeley, England --
Elsecar Heritage Centre, Elsecar, England --
Farnborough Air Sciences Museum, Farnborough, England --
Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, England --
Goonhilly Satellite Earth Station, Goonhilly, England --
Greenwich, London, England --
Hovercraft Museum, Lee-on-the-Solent, England --
Jodrell Bank Observatory, Cheshire, England --
Kelvedon Hatch Nuclear Bunker, Kelvedon Hatch, England --
Kempton Park Waterworks, Kempton Park, England --
Lacock Abbey, Wiltshire, England --
Manchester Science Walk, Manchester, England --
Museum of the History of Science, Oxford, England --
Napier University, Edinburgh, Scotland --
National Museum of Computing, Bletchley, England --
National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland --
National Railway Museum, York, England --
Natural History Museum, London, England --
Poldhu, Cornwall, England --
Porthcurno Telegraph Museum, Porthcurno, England --
Royal College of Surgeons Hunterian Museum, London, England. Royal Gunpowder Mills, Waltham Abbey, England --
Sackville Street Gardens, Manchester, England --
Sound Mirrors, Dungeness, England --
SS Great Britain, Bristol, England --
The Apple Tree, Trinity College, Cambridge, England --
The Brunel Museum, London, England --
The Eagle Pub, Cambridge, England --
The Falkirk Wheel, Falkirk, Scotland --
The Hunterian Museum, Glasgow, Scotland --
The Iron Bridge, Ironbridge, England --
The Royal Institution of Great Britain, London, England --
The Science Museum, Swindon, England --
The Science Museum, London, England --
Thinktank, Birmingham, England --
Westminster Abbey, London, England --
Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, Ukraine --
Aurora Borealis, Fairbanks, AK --
Trans-Alaska Pipeline Visitor Center, Fox, AK --
Titan Missile Museum, Sahuarita, AZ --
391 San Antonio Road, Mountain View, CA --
844 E. Charleston Road, Palo Alto, CA --
The Computer History Museum, Mountain View, CA --
Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex, Fort Irwin, CA --
Joint Genome Institute, Walnut Creek, CA --
1 Infinite Loop, Cupertino, CA --
The HP Garage, Palo Alto, CA --
U.S. Navy Submarine Force Museum, Groton, CT --
National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC --
National Museum of American History, Washington, DC --
Kennedy Space Center, Merritt Island, FL --
Kalaupapa National Historic Park, Molokai, HI --
Experimental Breeder Reactor No. 1, Arco, ID --
Fermilab, Batavia, IL --
MIT Museum, Cambridge, MA --
Gaithersburg International Latitude Observatory, Gaithersburg, MD --
National Electronics Museum, Linthicum, MD --
National Cryptologic Museum, Fort Meade, MD --
The Henry Ford, Dearborn, MI --
Gateway Arch, St. Louis, MO --
Horn Antenna, Holmdel, NJ --
Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ --
Trinity Test Site, White Sands Missile Range, NM --
Very Large Array, Socorro, NM --
White Sands Missile Range Museum, White Sands Missile Range, NM --
Atomic Testing Museum, Las Vegas, NV --
Nevada Test Site, NV --
Zero G, LasVegas, NV --
Glenn H. Curtiss Museum, Hammondsport, NY --
John M. Mossman Lock Collection, New York, NY --
Sagan Planet Walk, Ithaca, NY --
Early Television Museum, Hillard, OH --
NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, OH --
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, McMinnville, OR --
Joseph Priestley House, Northumberland, PA --
Arecibo Observatory, Arecibo, Puerto Rico --
X-10 Graphite Reactor, Oak Ridge, TN --
Kryptos Sculpture, Langley, VA --
Shot Tower Historical State Park, Austinville, VA --
American Museum of Radio and Electricity, Bellingham, WA --
Grand Coulee Dam, Coulee Dam, WA --
Reber Radio Telescope, Green Bank, WV --
The Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs, WV --
Magicicada Brood X, East Coast, U.S. --
Magnetic North Pole.
Other Titles: 128 places where science & technology come alive
One hundred twenty eight places where science and technology come alive
Responsibility: John Graham-Cumming.

Abstract:

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 (by state within the U.S.), complete with latitudes and longitudes for GPS devices. - Publisher.

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