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 â€“ I would visit every single place that I could. I do not have a concrete plan, well, I DIDNâ€™T â€“ 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 bookâ€™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 whatâ€™s inside the pages, take a look at these:
â€¢ Bletchley Park in the UK, where the Enigma code was broken
â€¢ The Alan Turing Memorial in Manchester, England
â€¢ The Horn Antenna in New Jersey, where the Big Bang theory was confirmed
â€¢ The National Cryptologic Museum in Fort Meade, Maryland
â€¢ The Trinity Test Site in New Mexico, where the first atomic bomb was exploded
â€¢ 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 Oâ€™Reilly and get your copy now for $29.99.