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Practically Speaking: A Dictionary of Quotations on Engineering, Technology, and Architecture

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For the first time in one easily accessible form, Practically Speaking: A Dictionary of Quotations on Engineering, Technology and Architecture brings together over 1,100 quotes pertinent and especially illuminating to these disciplines. Here you will find profound, witty, and wise quotations from the most famous to the unknown. The extensive author and subject indexes provide you with the prefect tool for locating quotations for practical use or pleasure. This book can be read for entertainment or used as a handy...
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For the first time in one easily accessible form, Practically Speaking: A Dictionary of Quotations on Engineering, Technology and Architecture brings together over 1,100 quotes pertinent and especially illuminating to these disciplines. Here you will find profound, witty, and wise quotations from the most famous to the unknown. The extensive author and subject indexes provide you with the prefect tool for locating quotations for practical use or pleasure. This book can be read for entertainment or used as a handy reference by students, professional engineers, and the more general public who are interested in who has said what on engineering, technology, and architecture.
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Over 1,100 snippets by known and unknown figures from classical the modern times, more useful to read as entertainment or to use in speeches than for the information they convey, though many spark insights. They are arranged in topical sections such as analysis, equation, perceptions, and weight. The collection is supported by cartoons, a bibliography, and author and subject indexes. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780750305945
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/1998
  • Pages: 367
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Analysis
Answer
Arch
Architect
Architecture
Assumption
Authority
Beauty
Bridge
Build
Builder
Building
Calculation
Cause and Effect
Chaos
Common Sense
Communication
Concept
Construction
Create
Creativity
Creed
Data
Decision
Design
Discovery
Electrical
Energy
Engineer
Engineering
Equation
Error
Estimates
Ethics
Experience
Experiment
Facts
Failure
Fluid
Force
Forecast
Formula
Friction
Genius
Geology
Goal
Graphics
Gravity
Heat
Idea
Imagination
Impossible
Impression
Informaton
Innovation
Inspiration
Inventions
Inventor
Investigator
Judgment
Knowledge
Laws
Lever
Logic
Machine
Mathematics
Measurement
Mechanics
Method
Mistake
Model
Motion
Observation
Opinion
Patent
Perceptions
Perspectives
Power
Prayer
Precision
Predict
Problem
Project
Proportion
Reality
Reason
Repair
Reports
Research
Research Plans
Risk
Rule
Seeing
Simplicity
Solidity
Solution
Specialization
Specifications
Stability
Strength
Surveyor
Symmetry
System
Tables
Technological
Technology
Testing
Theorem
Thermodynamics
Time
Tool
Train Engineer
Truth
Tunnel
Weight

Bibliography
Permissions
Subject index
Author index

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