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Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 1 Parkes Radio Telescope, Parkes, Australia

    1. The Dish

    2. Practical Information

  2. Chapter 2 Zentralfriedhof, Vienna, Austria

    1. A Scientist Among the Composers

    2. Practical Information

  3. Chapter 3 Atomium, Brussels, Belgium

    1. An Iron Crystal

    2. The Delta Allotrope of Iron

    3. Carbon Allotropes

    4. Practical Information

  4. Chapter 4 Baddeck, Nova Scotia, Canada

    1. Alexander Graham Bell's Summer Home

    2. Practical Information

  5. Chapter 5 Mendel Museum of Genetics, Brno, Czech Republic

    1. Ten Years of Observing Peas

    2. Practical Information

  6. Chapter 6 Galápagos Islands, Ecuador

    1. The Second Voyage of the Beagle

    2. Practical Information

  7. Chapter 7 Airbus, Toulouse, France

    1. The A380

    2. Practical Information

  8. Chapter 8 The Arago Medallions, Paris, France

    1. François Arago and the Paris Meridian

    2. Practical Information

  9. Chapter 9 Beaumont-de-Lomagne, France

    1. Pierre de Fermat

    2. Practical Information

  10. Chapter 10 Château du Clos Lucé, Amboise, France

    1. The Final Home of Leonardo da Vinci

    2. Practical Information

  11. Chapter 11 Institut Pasteur, Paris, France

    1. The Founder of Immunology

    2. Practical Information

  12. Chapter 12 The Jacquard Museum, Roubaix, France

    1. The Punched Card

    2. Practical Information

  13. Chapter 13 Le Panthéon, Paris, France

    1. To the Great Men the Grateful Homeland

    2. Practical Information

  14. Chapter 14 Millau Viaduct, Millau, France

    1. The World's Highest Road Bridge

    2. Practical Information

  15. Chapter 15 Musée Curie, Paris, France

    1. Radium

    2. Practical Information

  16. Chapter 16 Musée de l'Air et de l'Espace, Le Bourget, France

    1. "Concorde Lives On, She Is Only Sleeping"

    2. Practical Information

  17. Chapter 17 Musée des Arts et Métiers, Paris, France

    1. Science Before and After the French Revolution

    2. Practical Information

  18. Chapter 18 The Eiffel Tower, Paris, France

    1. The Great Men of Science

    2. Practical Information

  19. Chapter 19 Deutsches Museum, Munich, Germany

    1. The German Museum of Masterpieces of Natural Science and Technology

    2. Practical Information

  20. Chapter 20 Peenemünde Historical Technical Information Center, Peenemünde, Germany

    1. The Fieseler Fi 103 and the A-4

    2. Practical Information

  21. Chapter 21 Röntgen Museum, Remscheid, Germany

    1. The Discovery of the X-Ray

    2. Practical Information

  22. Chapter 22 Stadtfriedhof, Göttingen, Germany

    1. An Elephant's Graveyard

    2. Practical Information

  23. Chapter 23 The Gutenberg Museum, Mainz, Germany

    1. Movable Type

    2. Practical Information

  24. Chapter 24 Jantar Mantar, Jaipur, India

    1. An Enormous Observatory in Stone

    2. Practical Information

  25. Chapter 25 Broom Bridge, Dublin, Ireland

    1. Mathematical Equations As Urban Grafitti

    2. Practical Information

  26. Chapter 26 Tempio Voltiano, Como, Italy

    1. A Temple to Alessandro Volta

    2. Practical Information

  27. Chapter 27 Akashi-Kaikō Bridge, Kobe, Japan

    1. The World's Longest Suspension Bridge

    2. Practical Information

  28. Chapter 28 Akihabara, Tokyo, Japan

    1. Electric Town

    2. Practical Information

  29. Chapter 29 The Escher Museum, The Hague, Netherlands

    1. The Escher Museum

    2. Practical Information

  30. Chapter 30 Tesla Museum, Belgrade, Serbia

    1. The Man Who Lit Up the World

    2. Practical Information

  31. Chapter 31 Solúcar PS10 Power Station, Sanlúcar la Mayor, Spain

    1. The Tower of Power

    2. Practical Information

  32. Chapter 32 CERN, Geneva, Switzerland

    1. High-Energy Physics

    2. Practical Information

  33. Chapter 33 Historisches Museum Bern, Bern, Switzerland

    1. Albert Einstein's Annus Mirabilis (Miracle Year)

    2. Practical Information

  34. Chapter 34 Taipei 101, Taipei, Taiwan

    1. The 660-Tonne Golden Ball

    2. Practical Information

  35. Chapter 35 14 India Street, Edinburgh, Scotland

    1. James Clerk Maxwell

    2. Practical Information

  36. Chapter 36 Air Defence Radar Museum, RAF Neatishead, England

    1. It's Bigger Than You Think

    2. Practical Information

  37. Chapter 37 Albury Church, Albury, England

    1. William Oughtred

    2. Practical Information

  38. Chapter 38 Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum, London, England

    1. Fleming's Cramped Laboratory

    2. Practical Information

  39. Chapter 39 Anderton Boat Lift, Northwich, England

    1. A Hydraulic Boat Lift

    2. Practical Information

  40. Chapter 40 Bletchley Park, Bletchley, England

    1. ULTRA

    2. Practical Information

  41. Chapter 41 British Airways Flight Training, Hounslow, England

    1. As Close As You're Likely to Get

    2. Practical Information

  42. Chapter 42 Bunhill Fields Cemetery, London, England

    1. The Non-conformists

    2. Practical Information

  43. Chapter 43 Down House, Downe, England

    1. Charles Darwin's Home and Garden Laboratory

    2. Practical Information

  44. Chapter 44 Edward Jenner Museum, Berkeley, England

    1. From Variolation to Vaccination

    2. Practical Information

  45. Chapter 45 Elsecar Heritage Centre, Elsecar, England

    1. 129 Years of Steam

    2. Practical Information

  46. Chapter 46 Farnborough Air Sciences Museum, Farnborough, England

    1. Making Aircraft Move

    2. Practical Information

  47. Chapter 47 Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, England

    1. Stained-Glass Scientists

    2. Practical Information

  48. Chapter 48 Goonhilly Satellite Earth Station, Goonhilly, England

    1. The "Arthur" Parabolic Dish

    2. Practical Information

  49. Chapter 49 Greenwich, London, England

    1. Royal Observatory and National Maritime Museum

    2. Practical Information

  50. Chapter 50 Hovercraft Museum, Lee-on-the-Solent, England

    1. The World's Biggest Collection of Air-Cushion Vehicles

    2. Practical Information

  51. Chapter 51 Jodrell Bank Observatory, Cheshire, England

    1. The Big Ear

    2. Practical Information

  52. Chapter 52 Kelvedon Hatch Nuclear Bunker, Kelvedon Hatch, England

    1. Three Months of Underground Autonomy

    2. Practical Information

  53. Chapter 53 Kempton Park Waterworks, Kempton Park, England

    1. Triple Expansion Steam Power

    2. Practical Information

  54. Chapter 54 Lacock Abbey, Wiltshire, England

    1. William Henry Fox Talbot

    2. Practical Information

  55. Chapter 55 Manchester Science Walk, Manchester, England

    1. The Atomic Theory

    2. Practical Information

  56. Chapter 56 Museum of the History of Science, Oxford, England

    1. A Hidden Oxford Treasure

    2. Practical Information

  57. Chapter 57 Napier University, Edinburgh, Scotland

    1. John Napier and Napier's Bones

    2. Practical Information

  58. Chapter 58 National Museum of Computing, Bletchley, England

    1. Colossus

    2. Practical Information

  59. Chapter 59 National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland

    1. Dolly the Sheep

    2. Practical Information

  60. Chapter 60 National Railway Museum, York, England

    1. Chariots of Fire

    2. Practical Information

  61. Chapter 61 Natural History Museum, London, England

    1. The Stuffed Museum

    2. Practical Information

  62. Chapter 62 Poldhu, Cornwall, England

    1. The First Transatlantic Radio Transmission

    2. Practical Information

  63. Chapter 63 Porthcurno Telegraph Museum, Porthcurno, England

    1. Nerve Center of the Empire

    2. Practical Information

  64. Chapter 64 Royal College of Surgeons Hunterian Museum, London, England

    1. Surgery Laid Bare

    2. Practical Information

  65. Chapter 65 Royal Gunpowder Mills, Waltham Abbey, England

    1. Practical Information

  66. Chapter 66 Sackville Street Gardens, Manchester, England

    1. "IEKYF ROMSI ADXUO KVKZC GUBJ"

    2. Practical Information

  67. Chapter 67 Sound Mirrors, Dungeness, England

    1. Echoes from the Sky

    2. Practical Information

  68. Chapter 68 SS Great Britain, Bristol, England

    1. Iron Hulled and Propeller Powered

    2. Practical Information

  69. Chapter 69 The Apple Tree, Trinity College, Cambridge, England

    1. The System of the World

    2. Practical Information

  70. Chapter 70 The Brunel Museum, London, England

    1. The Thames Tunnel

    2. Practical Information

  71. Chapter 71 The Eagle Pub, Cambridge, England

    1. "We Have Found the Secret of Life"

    2. Practical Information

  72. Chapter 72 The Falkirk Wheel, Falkirk, Scotland

    1. Raising and Lowering Canal Boats Using Just 1.5 Kilowatts

    2. Practical Information

  73. Chapter 73 The Hunterian Museum, Glasgow, Scotland

    1. William Hunter and Lord Kelvin

    2. Practical Information

  74. Chapter 74 The Iron Bridge, Ironbridge, England

    1. Birthplace of the Industrial Revolution

    2. Practical Information

  75. Chapter 75 The Royal Institution of Great Britain, London, England

    1. Furthering the Public Understanding of Science

    2. Practical Information

  76. Chapter 76 The Science Museum, Swindon, England

    1. The Little-Known Outpost

    2. Practical Information

  77. Chapter 77 The Science Museum, London, England

    1. A National Treasure

    2. Practical Information

  78. Chapter 78 Thinktank, Birmingham, England

    1. The Smethwick Engine

    2. Practical Information

  79. Chapter 79 Westminster Abbey, London, England

    1. The Collegiate Church of St Peter at Westminster

    2. Practical Information

  80. Chapter 80 Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, Ukraine

    1. Aftermath of the Chernobyl Disaster

    2. Practical Information

  81. Chapter 81 Aurora Borealis, Fairbanks, AK

    1. The Northern Lights

    2. Practical Information

  82. Chapter 82 Trans-Alaska Pipeline Visitor Center, Fox, AK

    1. TAPS

    2. Practical Information

  83. Chapter 83 Titan Missile Museum, Sahuarita, AZ

    1. "Skybird, this is Dropkick with a red dash alpha message"

    2. Practical Information

  84. Chapter 84 391 San Antonio Road, Mountain View, CA

    1. Shockley Semiconductor

    2. Practical Information

  85. Chapter 85 844 E. Charleston Road, Palo Alto, CA

    1. Fairchild and the Fairchildren

    2. Practical Information

  86. Chapter 86 The Computer History Museum, Mountain View, CA

    1. Silicon Valley's Finest

    2. Practical Information

  87. Chapter 87 Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex, Fort Irwin, CA

    1. Apollo Valley

    2. Practical Information

  88. Chapter 88 Joint Genome Institute, Walnut Creek, CA

    1. Gattaca

    2. Practical Information

  89. Chapter 89 1 Infinite Loop, Cupertino, CA

    1. Visiting the Mothership

    2. Practical Information

  90. Chapter 90 The HP Garage, Palo Alto, CA

    1. 367 Addison Avenue

    2. Practical Information

  91. Chapter 91 U.S. Navy Submarine Force Museum, Groton, CT

    1. "Underway on Nuclear Power"

    2. Practical Information

  92. Chapter 92 National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC

    1. The Best Air and Space Museum in the World

    2. Practical Information

  93. Chapter 93 National Museum of American History, Washington, DC

    1. The Collections

    2. Practical Information

  94. Chapter 94 Kennedy Space Center, Merritt Island, FL

    1. Not the Magic Kingdom

    2. Practical Information

  95. Chapter 95 Kalaupapa National Historic Park, Molokai, HI

    1. The Leper Colony

    2. Practical Information

  96. Chapter 96 Experimental Breeder Reactor No. 1, Arco, ID

    1. The First Nuclear Power

    2. Nuclear Aircraft Engines

    3. Practical Information

  97. Chapter 97 Fermilab, Batavia, IL

    1. The Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

    2. Practical Information

  98. Chapter 98 MIT Museum, Cambridge, MA

    1. Ideas in the Making

    2. Practical Information

  99. Chapter 99 Gaithersburg International Latitude Observatory, Gaithersburg, MD

    1. An Innocuous White Building

    2. Practical Information

  100. Chapter 100 National Electronics Museum, Linthicum, MD

    1. Electronic Defense and Countermeasures

    2. Practical Information

  101. Chapter 101 National Cryptologic Museum, Fort Meade, MD

    1. Looking Backward at the NSA

    2. Practical Information

  102. Chapter 102 The Henry Ford, Dearborn, MI

    1. "America's Greatest History Attraction"

    2. Practical Information

  103. Chapter 103 Gateway Arch, St. Louis, MO

    1. Gateway to the West

    2. Practical Information

  104. Chapter 104 Horn Antenna, Holmdel, NJ

    1. Evidence for the Big Bang

    2. Practical Information

  105. Chapter 105 Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ

    1. "Small and Plastic"

    2. Practical Information

  106. Chapter 106 Trinity Test Site, White Sands Missile Range, NM

    1. July 16, 1945

    2. Practical Information

  107. Chapter 107 Very Large Array, Socorro, NM

    1. A Virtual Antenna

    2. Practical Information

  108. Chapter 108 White Sands Missile Range Museum, White Sands Missile Range, NM

    1. Operation Paperclip

    2. Practical Information

  109. Chapter 109 Atomic Testing Museum, Las Vegas, NV

    1. History of the Nevada Test Site

    2. Practical Information

  110. Chapter 110 Nevada Test Site, NV

    1. 1,021 Explosions

    2. Practical Information

  111. Chapter 111 Zero G, LasVegas, NV

    1. Not the Vomit Comet

    2. Practical Information

  112. Chapter 112 Glenn H. Curtiss Museum, Hammondsport, NY

    1. The Lesser-Known Aviator and Fastest Man on Earth

    2. Practical Information

  113. Chapter 113 John M. Mossman Lock Collection, New York, NY

    1. Where the Tourists Aren't

    2. Practical Information

  114. Chapter 114 Sagan Planet Walk, Ithaca, NY

    1. The Sciencenter

    2. Practical Information

  115. Chapter 115 Early Television Museum, Hillard, OH

    1. What's In, Not On, the Box

    2. Practical Information

  116. Chapter 116 NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, OH

    1. Little-Known NASA

    2. Practical Information

  117. Chapter 117 Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, McMinnville, OR

    1. The Spruce Goose

    2. Practical Information

  118. Chapter 118 Joseph Priestley House, Northumberland, PA

    1. Oxygen, Soda Water, and More

    2. Practical Information

  119. Chapter 119 Arecibo Observatory, Arecibo, Puerto Rico

    1. The Biggest Dish

    2. Practical Information

  120. Chapter 120 X-10 Graphite Reactor, Oak Ridge, TN

    1. The World's First Viable Nuclear Reactor

    2. Practical Information

  121. Chapter 121 Kryptos Sculpture, Langley, VA

    1. An Unbroken Code

    2. Practical Information

  122. Chapter 122 Shot Tower Historical State Park, Austinville, VA

    1. The Science of the Simple

    2. Practical Information

  123. Chapter 123 American Museum of Radio and Electricity, Bellingham, WA

    1. CQD

    2. Practical Information

  124. Chapter 124 Grand Coulee Dam, Coulee Dam, WA

    1. The Largest Hydroelectric Plant in North America

    2. Practical Information

  125. Chapter 125 Reber Radio Telescope, Green Bank, WV

    1. The Homemade Telescope

    2. Practical Information

  126. Chapter 126 The Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs, WV

    1. The VIP Bunker

    2. Practical Information

  127. Chapter 127 Magicicada Brood X, East Coast, U.S.

    1. 2021, 2038, 2055, ...

    2. Practical Information

  128. Chapter 128 Magnetic North Pole

    1. Somewhere in Canada

    2. Practical Information

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