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Welcome to the home on the web of the book The Geek Atlas. It's the place geeks share their travel tips, stories, videos and more.

Read an excerpt or two, browse the table of contents or get a preview.

Book Buzz

ZDNet UK says "The science is accurate, the places well-chosen, the writing clear and to the point. What's not to like?".

The Sunday Times travels the world with The Geek Atlas and was brave enough to include the science. gives The Geek Atlas a 10 out of 10 rating and says it's "A fascinating and enjoyable read."

A short film and article featuring me and The Geek Atlas from the BBC. Plus a review.

BlogCritics reviews The Geek Atlas and recommends it for a rainy Saturday afternoon's armchair traveling. has an article I wrote with a slide show about The Geek Atlas.

PCWorld has a review and slide show of the book.

NewScientist says "Don't leave home without your guide to 128 places of scientific or technological wonder."

Wired/GeekDad's full review says The Geek Atlas is "incredibly informative, accessible, and challenging."

Epinions has a long review that says "You'd better believe it's Highly Recommended!"

The Times (of London) takes a tour around London with The Geek Atlas.

The Irish Times says that The Geek Atlas contains "scintillating geek destinations in 20 countries."

Dr Dobbs Code Talk says that the book is "an inspiring collection of 128 places around the world" and "compelling and well written."

Leo Laporte says The Geek Atlas is "really cool" and "a great idea", and "I love this stuff".

InfoWorld says "[The Geek Atlas] is a blast."

CNET calls The Geek Atlas "a compendium of locations of true worth in the history of science and tech breakthroughs" and "a fun summer read."

Steve Gibson of says The Geek Atlas is "SPECTACULAR."

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I'm John Graham-Cumming, author of The Geek Atlas, and administrator of this web site. I've set up this site so that readers of the book can contribute their photos, videos, trip reports, and anything else they feel is interesting concerning the places in the book.

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