Aside from spending virtually all of my time in front of my laptop, I like to travel. Yes, if I had the money to do so, I would spend my time hopping from one destination to the next. From Asia to Europe to Australia to Africa to the Americas – I would visit every single place that I could. I do not have a concrete plan, well, I DIDN’T – until I got wind of The Geek Atlas.
Its full title is The Geek Atlas: 128 Places Where Science And Technology Come Alive. Need I explain more? Every self-respecting geek, nerd, or dork (or whatever you want to call people) would jump at the chance to go through this book’s pages AND then actually go and visit the places featured.
This is a one of a kind travel guide, which showcases the most significant locations on earth; significant in that they were (or are) places where a scientific, mathematical, or technological discovery was made (or being made). To give you a taste of what’s inside the pages, take a look at these:
• Bletchley Park in the UK, where the Enigma code was broken
• The Alan Turing Memorial in Manchester, England
• The Horn Antenna in New Jersey, where the Big Bang theory was confirmed
• The National Cryptologic Museum in Fort Meade, Maryland
• The Trinity Test Site in New Mexico, where the first atomic bomb was exploded
• The Joint Genome Institute in Walnut Creek, California
If you are not familiar with the concepts, then go Google it! But I am pretty sure I got you at Enigma. Head on over to O’Reilly and get your copy now for $29.99.