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What a book!,
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This review is from: The Geek Atlas: 128 Places Where Science and Technology Come Alive (Paperback)
As a career scientist I have always been fascinated by important discoveries, inventions and places where significant scientific work took place.
Travel guides may mention such places if they happen to be in the vicinity of other well known (non-scientific) sites, monuments, buildings, etc, but other than that it can difficult to find information about just places of scientific importance.
Imagine my delight when the 'Geek Atlas' appeared only listing sites around the world of special scientific interest, whats more giving a scientific rationale of the importance of the discovery or place and a description of the scientific principle involved.
Although the book details the top 128 sites around the world in the opinion of the author I would say that over three quarters of these would be included in any 'geeks' list of top scientific locations. For this reason the Geek Atlas is in my opinion an absolute jewel. It is well structured, well written, amazingly interesting and incredibly educating.
The bottom line is that if you travel and are interested in science and technology I just can't recommend this book strongly enough.
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