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    DescriptionThe 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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    Title
    The Geek Atlas
    Subtitle
    128 Places Where Science and Technology Come Alive
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Graham-Cumming
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 542
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 640 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780596523206
    ISBN 10: 0596523203
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: TRG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T14.3
    BIC subject category V2: WTH
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: TBX
    B&T General Subject: 800
    Ingram Subject Code: TR
    Libri: I-TR
    Abridged Dewey: 910
    LC classification: G
    BISAC V2.8: TEC056000, SCI034000, TRV026000
    B&T Approval Code: A19900000
    BISAC V2.8: TRV021000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16820
    B&T Approval Code: A80070000
    BISAC V2.8: COM080000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 507.4, 910.2020245
    Thema V1.0: GBC, WTH, TBX, UB
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations maps,
    Publisher
    O'Reilly Media, Inc, USA
    Imprint name
    O'Reilly Media, Inc, USA
    Publication date
    05 June 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Sebastopol
    Author Information
    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.