A Dictionary of Scientific Quotations

You will be charmed and delighted by this collection and remember, "'Why,'" said the Dodo, "'the best way to explain it is to do it'" (Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll).

Author: Alan L. Mackay

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0750301066

Category: Science

Page: 312

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Science affects us all-in the words of Albert Einstein, "The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking." It is therefore fascinating to discover the thoughts of scientists, philosophers, humanists, poets, theologians, politicians, and other miscellaneous mortals on this most important of subjects. A Dictionary of Scientific Quotations is a personal selection of scientific quotations by Professor Alan L Mackay that includes graffiti, lines of song, proverbs, and poetry. Whether you believe that "All problems are finally scientific problems" (George Bernard Shaw) or that "Imagination is more important than knowledge" (Einstein), it is without doubt that "It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations" (Churchill). You will be charmed and delighted by this collection and remember, "'Why,'" said the Dodo, "'the best way to explain it is to do it'" (Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll).
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Gaither s Dictionary of Scientific Quotations

For example, both Alan Mackay and Isaac Asimov wrote books of science quotations that were organized thematically, but in them the quotations were often misstated and the documentation was sparse or nonexistent. The books were, however, ...

Author: Carl C. Gaither

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461411147

Category: Science

Page: 2867

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This unprecedented collection of 27,000 quotations is the most comprehensive and carefully researched of its kind, covering all fields of science and mathematics. With this vast compendium you can readily conceptualize and embrace the written images of scientists, laymen, politicians, novelists, playwrights, and poets about humankind's scientific achievements. Approximately 9000 high-quality entries have been added to this new edition to provide a rich selection of quotations for the student, the educator, and the scientist who would like to introduce a presentation with a relevant quotation that provides perspective and historical background on his subject. Gaither's Dictionary of Scientific Quotations, Second Edition, provides the finest reference source of science quotations for all audiences. The new edition adds greater depth to the number of quotations in the various thematic arrangements and also provides new thematic categories.
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Mathematically Speaking

This book will be a handy reference for the mathematician or scientific reader and the wider public interested in who has said what on mathematics.

Author: C.C. Gaither

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420050303

Category: Mathematics

Page: 484

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For the first time, a book has brought together in one easily accessible form the best expressed thoughts that are especially illuminating and pertinent to the discipline of mathematics. Mathematically Speaking: A Dictionary of Quotations provides profound, wise, and witty quotes from the most famous to the unknown. You may not find all the quoted "jewels" that exist, but you will definitely a great many of them here. The extensive author and subject indexes provide you with the perfect tools for locating quotations for practical use or pleasure, and you will soon enjoy discovering what others have said on topics ranging from addition to zero. This book will be a handy reference for the mathematician or scientific reader and the wider public interested in who has said what on mathematics.
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Gaither s Dictionary of Scientific Quotations

This unprecedented collection of 27,000 quotations is the most comprehensive and carefully researched of its kind, covering all fields of science and mathematics.

Author: Carl C. Gaither

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461411130

Category: Science

Page: 2770

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This unprecedented collection of 27,000 quotations is the most comprehensive and carefully researched of its kind, covering all fields of science and mathematics. With this vast compendium you can readily conceptualize and embrace the written images of scientists, laymen, politicians, novelists, playwrights, and poets about humankind's scientific achievements. Approximately 9000 high-quality entries have been added to this new edition to provide a rich selection of quotations for the student, the educator, and the scientist who would like to introduce a presentation with a relevant quotation that provides perspective and historical background on his subject. Gaither's Dictionary of Scientific Quotations, Second Edition, provides the finest reference source of science quotations for all audiences. The new edition adds greater depth to the number of quotations in the various thematic arrangements and also provides new thematic categories.
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Gaither s Dictionary of Scientific Quotations

This book serves as a collection of approximately 18,000 statements from great philosophers and thought–influencers of science, past and present.

Author: Carl C. Gaither

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387495754

Category: Reference

Page: 1848

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Scientists and other keen observers of the natural world sometimes make or write a statement pertaining to scientific activity that is destined to live on beyond the brief period of time for which it was intended. This book serves as a collection of these statements from great philosophers and thought-influencers of science, past and present. Gaither's Dictionary of Scientific Quotations allows the reader quickly to find relevant quotations or citations to spearhead an oral or written presentation of their research. Organized thematically and indexed alphabetically by author, this work makes readily available an unprecedented collection of approximately 21,000 quotations related to a broad range of scientific topics including astronomy, biology, chemistry, engineering, and physics. With its unique thematic organization of the quotations, this book accomplishes its goal of presenting a large array of entries in each discipline and enabling the reader to choose a quotation on a particular subject from a variety of sources and perspectives. The resulting compendium allows the reader to conceptualize and embrace the written images of scientists, laymen, politicians, novelists, playwrights, and poets about humankind's scientific achievements. Quotations are listed with the credited author, title, chapter, page number, birth/death date and occupation where possible.
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Oxford Dictionary of Scientific Quotations

Originally published: Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2005.

Author: W. F. Bynum

Publisher:

ISBN: 0198804857

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Page: 736

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The great ideas of science, from the first 'Eureka!' to the cloning of Dolly the sheep, can all be found in this fascinating collection. An essential reference tool, it also presents the human face of science, as scientists talk about achievements and failures in their own lives, and in those of others.
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Scientifically Speaking

The largest compilation of published sci

Author: C.C. Gaither

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420033557

Category: Science

Page: 482

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In these days of ever-increasing specialization, it is important to gain a broad appreciation of science. Entertaining and informative, Scientifically Speaking: A Dictionary of Quotations, Second Edition contains the words and wisdom of several hundred scientists, writers, philosophers, poets, and academics. The largest compilation of published science quotations available, the book presents quotations that give depth and breadth to science, and provides the visions and styles of scientists past and present. The bibliography is useful if you want more details about the quotations listed. The extensive author and subject indexes provide the perfect tool for locating quotations for practical use or pleasure. This book can be read for entertainment or used as a handy reference.
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Gaither s Dictionary of Scientific Quotations Medicine and art

Organized thematically and indexed alphabetically by author, this work makes readily available an unprecedented collection of approximately 18,000 quotations related to a broad range of scientific topics, including astronomy, biology, ...

Author: Carl C. Gaither

Publisher:

ISBN: LCCN:2007938494

Category: Science

Page: 1848

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Chemically Speaking

With this in mind, Chemically Speaking: A Dictionary of Quotations contains the words and wisdom of several hundred scientists, writers, philosophers, poets, and academics. Some quotations are illustrated by amu

Author: C.C. Gaither

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420034639

Category: Science

Page: 583

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In these days of ever-increasing specialization, it is important to gain a broad appreciation of scientific disciplines such as chemistry. With this in mind, Chemically Speaking: A Dictionary of Quotations contains the words and wisdom of several hundred scientists, writers, philosophers, poets, and academics. Some quotations are illustrated by amusing cartoons. The book is completed by a bibliography and indexes. The bibliography is useful for readers who want to search for more details about the quotations listed. The extensive author and subject indexes provide the perfect tool for locating quotations for practical use or pleasure. The largest compilation of published chemistry quotations available, this book is designed to be entertaining and informative. It presents quotations so that you can get a feel for the depth and breadth of chemistry, and the visions and styles of chemists past and present. Chemically Speaking: A Dictionary of Quotation can be read for entertainment or used as a handy reference.
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Astronomically Speaking

With this in mind, Astronomically Speaking: A Dictionary of Quotations on Astronomy and Physics serves as a guide to what has been said abo

Author: C.C. Gaither

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420034677

Category: Science

Page: 545

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To understand the history, accomplishments, failures, and meanings of astronomy requires a knowledge of what has been said about astronomy by philosophers, novelists, playwrights, poets, scientists, and laymen. With this in mind, Astronomically Speaking: A Dictionary of Quotations on Astronomy and Physics serves as a guide to what has been said about astronomy through the ages. Containing approximately 1,550 quotations and numerous illustrations, this resource is the largest compilation of astronomy and astrophysics quotations published to date. Devoted to astronomy and the closely related areas of mathematics and physics, this resource helps form an accurate picture of these interconnected disciplines. It is designed as an aid for general readers with little knowledge of astronomy who are interested in astronomical topics. Students can use the book to increase their understanding of the complexity and richness that exists in scientific disciplines. In addition, experienced scientists will find it as a handy source of quotes for use in the classroom, in papers, and in presentations. A quick glance through the table of contents illustrates the variety of topics discussed. Readers can quickly and easily access the wit and wisdom of several hundred scientists, writers, philosophers, poets, and academics using the comprehensive indexes.
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Physically Speaking

This book can be read for pleasure or used as a handy reference by students, scientific readers, and the more general reader who is interested in who has said what on physics and astronomy.

Author: C.C. Gaither

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420046942

Category: Science

Page: 504

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Physically Speaking: A Dictionary of Quotations on Physics and Astronomy provides the largest published collection of quotations pertaining to physics and astronomy. Some quotes are profound, others are wise, some are witty but none are frivolous. Here you will find quotations from the most famous to the unknown. The extensive author and subject indexes provide you with the perfect tool for locating quotations for practical use or pleasure, and you will soon enjoy discovering what others have said on topics ranging from anti-matter to x-rays. This book can be read for pleasure or used as a handy reference by students, scientific readers, and the more general reader who is interested in who has said what on physics and astronomy.
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Respectfully Quoted

A treasury of thought-provoking declarations and observations features a splendid variety of political, scientific, social, and literary voices.

Author: James H. Billington

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486472881

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 520

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A treasury of thought-provoking declarations and observations features a splendid variety of political, scientific, social, and literary voices. Quoted historical figures include Paine, Milton, Emerson, Marx, Napoleon, Dickens, and Churchill.
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Statistically Speaking

It brings together the best expressed thoughts that are especially illuminating and pertinent to the disciplines of probability and statistics. The book is an aid for the individual who loves to quote – and to quote correctly.

Author: C.C. Gaither

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420050885

Category: Mathematics

Page: 420

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Statistically Speaking is a book of quotations. It brings together the best expressed thoughts that are especially illuminating and pertinent to the disciplines of probability and statistics. The book is an aid for the individual who loves to quote – and to quote correctly.
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Astronomically Speaking

Students can use the book to increase their understanding of the complexity and richness that exists in scientific disciplines.

Author: C.C. Gaither

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0750308680

Category: Science

Page: 545

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To understand the history, accomplishments, failures, and meanings of astronomy requires a knowledge of what has been said about astronomy by philosophers, novelists, playwrights, poets, scientists, and laymen. With this in mind, Astronomically Speaking: A Dictionary of Quotations on Astronomy and Physics serves as a guide to what has been said about astronomy through the ages. Containing approximately 1,550 quotations and numerous illustrations, this resource is the largest compilation of astronomy and astrophysics quotations published to date. Devoted to astronomy and the closely related areas of mathematics and physics, this resource helps form an accurate picture of these interconnected disciplines. It is designed as an aid for general readers with little knowledge of astronomy who are interested in astronomical topics. Students can use the book to increase their understanding of the complexity and richness that exists in scientific disciplines. In addition, experienced scientists will find it as a handy source of quotes for use in the classroom, in papers, and in presentations. A quick glance through the table of contents illustrates the variety of topics discussed. Readers can quickly and easily access the wit and wisdom of several hundred scientists, writers, philosophers, poets, and academics using the comprehensive indexes.
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