Media praise for The Geek Atlas
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"While The Geek Atlas is touted as a travel guide, it is much more than that. Its 128 chapters are a wide-ranging overview of science and mathematics...The Geek Atlas is a fascinating and enjoyable read; in fact, it I found it hard to put down. Lets hope the author is working on a sequel with the next 256 additional places where science and technology come alive. "
-- , Slashdot.org
"My goodness what a tremendous piece of work!I brought my proof-copy with me to Starbucks this morning and none of the "regulars" here could put it down. (And these were all non-Geeks, though they are somewhat self-selecting for 'brains.') Several of them were taking notes from it, and several expressed a desire for a copy of their own."
"The Geek Atlas: 128 Places Where Science and Technology Come Alive by John Graham-Cumming could be the answer to the yearly Father's Day gift dilemma.(Although I know a lot of women who would love this book, too.)"
-- , CNET
"A unique traveler's guide, the book ditches the typical tacky treatment of pop science materials, choosing to address its readers as serious...uhm...geeks. "
"The Geek Atlas is a great geography and history of science and technology. It's not overly technical but includes a lot of scientific explanation as well as information on the fascinating 128 scientific destinations. It's not just for armchair readers, it's a proper travel book, as well."
-- , PC Advisor
"I really enjoyed this 'atlas'. In fact, while reading it on the train, a fellow passenger kept eyeing the book. I offered it to him to peruse and he thumbed through it with vigor and deep interest for most of the duration of the ride into Chicago. I have read plenty of technical and scientific books on the train, but this was the first time in all the years I have been commuting by rail that a fellow passenger took that much interest in a book I was reading. This further reinforced for me just how compelling and well written The Geek Atlas is, and why anyone who enjoys technology and traveling should buy this book before setting off on any vacation adventure. "
-- , Dr. Dobb's CodeTalk
"Heres a three word summary review for you: Cool Book. Buy. "
-- , CraziestGadgets.com
"I now wish Id had this book on my trip to England, or for that matter on my last trip to New York City...Ive been thumbing through this book, and I find it fascinating. If you are taking a trip to England, particularly, and youre interested in the history of science and discovery, you want this book. "
-- , Chaos Manor
"With its wide-ranging scientific and technological coverage and the well-written educational text, The Geek Atlas is an absolute must for any up-and-coming geeklet; as well as for anyone who just plain likes science. You'd better believe it's Highly Recommended! "
-- , Epinions.com
"This attractive and useful guide is an excellent, and informative introduction to science and technology tourism...This is definitely a book for the Geek and those who are curious about science and technology, to own and treasure. "
-- , Amazon.com
"The genius of this book lies in the science with the travel destinations acting as an added bonus. This book now has a spot in my knapsack and I look forward to The Geek Atlas 2."
-- , Toolbox for IT
"The Geek Atlas reads like a textbook that's actually fun to flip through it's incredibly informative, accessible, and challenging. It's a collection of some of the most important sites and therefore the most important thoughts our culture has to offer. "
-- , GeekDad
"I've been reading The Geek Atlas: 128 Places Where Science and Technology Come Alive, and now I've got all kinds of ideas for avoiding the likes of Disneyland or, here in Seattle, this weekend's Fremont Solstice Parade...The book's a starting point rather than a comprehensive guide, but its nerd cred is real..."
-- , Betanews
"HEADING abroad? Don't forget The Geek Atlas. "
-- , New Scientist
"I seldom own a book that makes my fellow geeks here at PC World go wild when I show it to them, but John Graham-Cumming has done the trick with The Geek Atlas: 128 Places Where Science and Technology Come Alive, available in both dead-tree and digital formats."
-- , PC World
"So whether or not you happen to be a self-confessed geek or a fully-fledged scientist, Graham-Cumming's guide is well worth investing in."
-- , BBC Technology/TechRadar.com
"Geek hobbyists don't need to travel the world to enjoy the book. They will be equally content to delve into The Geek Atlas on a rainy Saturday and enjoy the generous technical examples and stories of these fascinating museums of science and technology. "
-- , Blogcritics.org
"So if you're planning a summer break in the UK this year, whether because of the financial situation, your desire to reduce your C02 output or just because it's a lovely country, you should pack The Geek Atlas along with your National Trust handbook and good hotel guide. "
-- , BBC News
"Graham-Cumming's guide book covers everything from where Newton's apple fell to the pub where Watson and Crick announced they'd unlocked the secret to DNA. He also has a handful of entries specific to computers."
-- , InfoWorld
"Even if you consider yourself not a geek, The Geek Atlas might just bring out the geek in you that youve never known, or even turn you into one. And that isnt a bad thing."
-- , Sacramento Book Review
"I recommend this book for any of you that travel and are looking for some great places to visit and also those that are armchair travelers. Loads of interesting information here to read."
-- , Bay Area MUG-Florida, October 2009 MouseBytes
"Graham-Cumming should consider a second volume of nerdy spots. Because there are lots of us for whom repeated stress leading to irreparable metal fatigue to a spiral coil is spring break."
-- , Scientific American
"It's scrupulously well researched, competently written and clearly covers a subject close to the author's heart."
-- , SFCrowsnest.com