The Geek's Guide To Britain
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Jodrell Bank Cheshire
Adastral Park Suffolk
LEO the Lyons Electronic Office London
Air Radar Defence Museum Norfolk
BT Tower London
The Kelvedon Hatch Nuclear Bunker Essex
The National Museum of Computing Milton Keynes
National Lift Tower Northamptony_button
Hanslope Park Milton Keynes
Cruachan Power Station Argyll and Bute
Falkirk Wheel Stirlingshire
Bletchley Park Milton Keynes
TAT-1 Argyll and Bute
The National Archives Surrey
de Havilland Museum Hertfordshire
Hursley Park Hampshire
National Physical Laboratory Middlesex
Tommy Sopwith’s Aviation Empire Kingston upon Thames
Goonhilly Satellite Earth Station Cornwall
The Lizard Wireless Station, Marconi Centre and Wireless Field Cornwall
James Clerk Maxwell House and Foundation Edinburgh
Brunel Museum London
The Crossness Pumping Station London
Spaceguard Centre Powys
Thames Barrier London
Format: Apple iBook and all readers that support EPUB format
File Size: 36.41Mb
Book length: 259 pages
Publisher: Situation Publishing Ltd.
Britain is credited as responsible for more than half of the world’s “most important inventions.” Scientists, engineers and inventors in Britain have made their mark on the world with TV, trains, jet engines and the internet; they’ve achieved feats in electricity, medicine and civil engineering.
Their legacy runs beyond simply their creations; it embraces a network of factories, bridges, tunnels, bunkers - and more - across the UK.
From power-stations inside mountains to the UK’s national memory in Kew, from the heart of a former aviation Empire to the birth place of the world’s first business computer, Geek’s Guide to Britain is a tour guide taking you to the nation’s most significant places of achievement - some remembered and celebrated, some forgotten by time and the public.
This Geek’s Guide to Britain is a travel guide is an ebook built to satisfy for your inner boffin, by showcasing facts, figures and history served up through a set of compelling travelogues. It covers 26 of the inaugural destinations in the series spanning the country from Goonhilly Satellite Earth Station, on Cornwall’s remote Lizard Peninsula, all the way up to TAT-1 in Scotland, the scene of the first transatlantic telephone call. All that in a handy download-and-go format.
Written by a team of authors from The Register, Geek’s Guide to Britain carries The Register’s trademark flair for independence, expertise and fun.
Accompanying each entry is a history of the venue complete with captivating images, facts and figures; GPS coordinates; directions to get there; opening hours; entry fees; and web links. There is also information on the most suitable venues for children as well as tips on places to eat, shop and stay – making it a day or weekend for all the family. For those venues not open to the public, Geek’s Guide to Britain provides a detailed peek behind the closed doors.
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