The Geek Atlas: 128 Places Where Science and Technology Come Alive

The Geek Atlas: 128 Places Where Science and Technology Come Alive

by John Graham-Cumming

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ISBN-13: 9780596523206
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 06/28/2009
Pages: 544
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

John Graham-Cumming is a wandering programmer who's lived in the UK, California, New York and France. Along the way he's worked for a succession of technology start-ups, written the award-winning open source POPFile email program and churned out articles for publications such as The Guardian newspaper, Dr Dobbs, and Linux Magazine. His previous effort writing a book was the obscure and self-published computer manual 'GNU Make Unleashed' which saturated its target market of 100 readers. Because he has a doctorate in computer security he's deeply suspicious of people who insist on being called Dr., but doesn't mind if you refer to him as a geek. He is the proud owner of a three-letter domain name where he hosts his web site: http://www.jgc.org.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1: Parkes Radio Telescope, Parkes, Australia
  • Chapter 2: Zentralfriedhof, Vienna, Austria
  • Chapter 3: Atomium, Brussels, Belgium
  • Chapter 4: Baddeck, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Chapter 5: Mendel Museum of Genetics, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Chapter 6: Galápagos Islands, Ecuador
  • Chapter 7: Airbus, Toulouse, France
  • Chapter 8: The Arago Medallions, Paris, France
  • Chapter 9: Beaumont-de-Lomagne, France
  • Chapter 10: Château du Clos Lucé, Amboise, France
  • Chapter 11: Institut Pasteur, Paris, France
  • Chapter 12: The Jacquard Museum, Roubaix, France
  • Chapter 13: Le Panthéon, Paris, France
  • Chapter 14: Millau Viaduct, Millau, France
  • Chapter 15: Musée Curie, Paris, France
  • Chapter 16: Musée de l'Air et de l'Espace, Le Bourget, France
  • Chapter 17: Musée des Arts et Métiers, Paris, France
  • Chapter 18: The Eiffel Tower, Paris, France
  • Chapter 19: Deutsches Museum, Munich, Germany
  • Chapter 20: Peenemünde Historical Technical Information Center, Peenemünde, Germany
  • Chapter 21: Röntgen Museum, Remscheid, Germany
  • Chapter 22: Stadtfriedhof, Göttingen, Germany
  • Chapter 23: The Gutenberg Museum, Mainz, Germany
  • Chapter 24: Jantar Mantar, Jaipur, India
  • Chapter 25: Broom Bridge, Dublin, Ireland
  • Chapter 26: Tempio Voltiano, Como, Italy
  • Chapter 27: Akashi-Kaikō Bridge, Kobe, Japan
  • Chapter 28: Akihabara, Tokyo, Japan
  • Chapter 29: The Escher Museum, The Hague, Netherlands
  • Chapter 30: Tesla Museum, Belgrade, Serbia
  • Chapter 31: Solúcar PS10 Power Station, Sanlúcar la Mayor, Spain
  • Chapter 32: CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Chapter 33: Historisches Museum Bern, Bern, Switzerland
  • Chapter 34: Taipei 101, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Chapter 35: 14 India Street, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Chapter 36: Air Defence Radar Museum, RAF Neatishead, England
  • Chapter 37: Albury Church, Albury, England
  • Chapter 38: Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum, London, England
  • Chapter 39: Anderton Boat Lift, Northwich, England
  • Chapter 40: Bletchley Park, Bletchley, England
  • Chapter 41: British Airways Flight Training, Hounslow, England
  • Chapter 42: Bunhill Fields Cemetery, London, England
  • Chapter 43: Down House, Downe, England
  • Chapter 44: Edward Jenner Museum, Berkeley, England
  • Chapter 45: Elsecar Heritage Centre, Elsecar, England
  • Chapter 46: Farnborough Air Sciences Museum, Farnborough, England
  • Chapter 47: Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, England
  • Chapter 48: Goonhilly Satellite Earth Station, Goonhilly, England
  • Chapter 49: Greenwich, London, England
  • Chapter 50: Hovercraft Museum, Lee-on-the-Solent, England
  • Chapter 51: Jodrell Bank Observatory, Cheshire, England
  • Chapter 52: Kelvedon Hatch Nuclear Bunker, Kelvedon Hatch, England
  • Chapter 53: Kempton Park Waterworks, Kempton Park, England
  • Chapter 54: Lacock Abbey, Wiltshire, England
  • Chapter 55: Manchester Science Walk, Manchester, England
  • Chapter 56: Museum of the History of Science, Oxford, England
  • Chapter 57: Napier University, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Chapter 58: National Museum of Computing, Bletchley, England
  • Chapter 59: National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Chapter 60: National Railway Museum, York, England
  • Chapter 61: Natural History Museum, London, England
  • Chapter 62: Poldhu, Cornwall, England
  • Chapter 63: Porthcurno Telegraph Museum, Porthcurno, England
  • Chapter 64: Royal College of Surgeons Hunterian Museum, London, England
  • Chapter 65: Royal Gunpowder Mills, Waltham Abbey, England
  • Chapter 66: Sackville Street Gardens, Manchester, England
  • Chapter 67: Sound Mirrors, Dungeness, England
  • Chapter 68: SS Great Britain, Bristol, England
  • Chapter 69: The Apple Tree, Trinity College, Cambridge, England
  • Chapter 70: The Brunel Museum, London, England
  • Chapter 71: The Eagle Pub, Cambridge, England
  • Chapter 72: The Falkirk Wheel, Falkirk, Scotland
  • Chapter 73: The Hunterian Museum, Glasgow, Scotland
  • Chapter 74: The Iron Bridge, Ironbridge, England
  • Chapter 75: The Royal Institution of Great Britain, London, England
  • Chapter 76: The Science Museum, Swindon, England
  • Chapter 77: The Science Museum, London, England
  • Chapter 78: Thinktank, Birmingham, England
  • Chapter 79: Westminster Abbey, London, England
  • Chapter 80: Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, Ukraine
  • Chapter 81: Aurora Borealis, Fairbanks, AK
  • Chapter 82: Trans-Alaska Pipeline Visitor Center, Fox, AK
  • Chapter 83: Titan Missile Museum, Sahuarita, AZ
  • Chapter 84: 391 San Antonio Road, Mountain View, CA
  • Chapter 85: 844 E. Charleston Road, Palo Alto, CA
  • Chapter 86: The Computer History Museum, Mountain View, CA
  • Chapter 87: Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex, Fort Irwin, CA
  • Chapter 88: Joint Genome Institute, Walnut Creek, CA
  • Chapter 89: 1 Infinite Loop, Cupertino, CA
  • Chapter 90: The HP Garage, Palo Alto, CA
  • Chapter 91: U.S. Navy Submarine Force Museum, Groton, CT
  • Chapter 92: National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC
  • Chapter 93: National Museum of American History, Washington, DC
  • Chapter 94: Kennedy Space Center, Merritt Island, FL
  • Chapter 95: Kalaupapa National Historic Park, Molokai, HI
  • Chapter 96: Experimental Breeder Reactor No. 1, Arco, ID
  • Chapter 97: Fermilab, Batavia, IL
  • Chapter 98: MIT Museum, Cambridge, MA
  • Chapter 99: Gaithersburg International Latitude Observatory, Gaithersburg, MD
  • Chapter 100: National Electronics Museum, Linthicum, MD
  • Chapter 101: National Cryptologic Museum, Fort Meade, MD
  • Chapter 102: The Henry Ford, Dearborn, MI
  • Chapter 103: Gateway Arch, St. Louis, MO
  • Chapter 104: Horn Antenna, Holmdel, NJ
  • Chapter 105: Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ
  • Chapter 106: Trinity Test Site, White Sands Missile Range, NM
  • Chapter 107: Very Large Array, Socorro, NM
  • Chapter 108: White Sands Missile Range Museum, White Sands Missile Range, NM
  • Chapter 109: Atomic Testing Museum, Las Vegas, NV
  • Chapter 110: Nevada Test Site, NV
  • Chapter 111: Zero G, LasVegas, NV
  • Chapter 112: Glenn H. Curtiss Museum, Hammondsport, NY
  • Chapter 113: John M. Mossman Lock Collection, New York, NY
  • Chapter 114: Sagan Planet Walk, Ithaca, NY
  • Chapter 115: Early Television Museum, Hillard, OH
  • Chapter 116: NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, OH
  • Chapter 117: Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, McMinnville, OR
  • Chapter 118: Joseph Priestley House, Northumberland, PA
  • Chapter 119: Arecibo Observatory, Arecibo, Puerto Rico
  • Chapter 120: X-10 Graphite Reactor, Oak Ridge, TN
  • Chapter 121: Kryptos Sculpture, Langley, VA
  • Chapter 122: Shot Tower Historical State Park, Austinville, VA
  • Chapter 123: American Museum of Radio and Electricity, Bellingham, WA
  • Chapter 124: Grand Coulee Dam, Coulee Dam, WA
  • Chapter 125: Reber Radio Telescope, Green Bank, WV
  • Chapter 126: The Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs, WV
  • Chapter 127: Magicicada Brood X, East Coast, U.S.
  • Chapter 128: Magnetic North Pole
  • Acknowledgments
  • Colophon

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