128Geek spots?

Seems to be heavily biased toward europe and the UK despite the fact that most of the important work in the 2nd half of the 20th Century and a substatial amount be fore happened in the US -- see for instance IEEE Engineering Milestones -- can we have a Us-centric version
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  • I'm assuming that this topic is talking about my book The Geek Atlas published by O'Reilly.

    During the writing of the book I used a number of US-based resources to look for interesting, visitable places: The IEEE Engineering milestones were one, as were lists from the Center for Land Use Interpretation, the National Historic Landmarks register. In total there are 47 out of 128 places in the United States. Thus over a third of the book covers places in the US.

    The book was not intended to be heavily biased towards Europe or the UK, nor dos it just cover the second half of the 20th century. The science and technology covered go back to the origins of science in the 16th century and thus the contribution of Europe and UK are important. As we move into the 20th century the book takes on a more US-centric flavor reflecting the massive contribution of the US in that century.

    It would, of course, be possible to write an entire book on just the US, and, in fact, there are other guidebooks to scientific places that cover just the US. Equally I am open to the idea of The Geek Atlas 2 with yet more US places, but in covering the history of science (especially pre-20th century) there are many places in Europe and beyond that are both significant and interesting to visit.
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