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O Atlas Geek: 128 Lugares Onde a Ciência e a Tecnologia Ganham Vida (The Geek Atlas in Portuguese)

At the start of June, The Geek Atlas will be published in Portuguese by publisher Editora Altabooks (it's also available in German):
Os 128 locais abordados neste livro compõem uma lista pessoal de lugares para visitar onde a ciência, a matemática e a tecnologia aconteceram ou acontecem. Você não encontrará pequenos e tediosos museus de terceira categoria, ou placas presas à parede indicando que “o Professor X dormiu aqui” entre os locais selecionados. Cada lugar possui real interesse científico, matemático ou tecnológico.

Nem todos os lugares apresentam invenções ou descobertas humanas. Há também fenômenos naturais, como o variável Polo Norte Magnético e a Aurora Boreal. E há também alguns túmulos de cientistas famosos, mas tenha a certeza de que há equações neles.

Cada lugar tem seu próprio capítulo e cada capítulo é dividido em três partes: uma introdução geral sobre o local, com ênfase em sua importância científica, matemática ou tecnológica; um assunto técnico relacionado, abordado em maiores detalhes; e informações práticas sobre a visitação. O livro pode ser usado como um verdadeiro guia de viagens (e espero que você tenha a oportunidade de visitar alguns desses lugares), mas também pelo viajante de poltrona, a quem espero inspirar a deixar este livro de lado para aprender um pouco mais sobre a ciência, a matemática e a tecnologia aqui abordadas...

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