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.
Presents science quotations so that the reader can get a feel for the depth and breadth of the field, as well as the visions and styles of several hundred scientists, writers, philosophers, poets and academicians, past and present. Entries are organized under 81 topic headings, a few examples of which include abstraction, aesthetics, applied science, chaos, discovery, analogy, dogma, facts, paradigm, God, probable error, problems, reason, proposition, instruments, laws, literature, logic, magic, metaphor, technology, truth, history, and hypothesis. Selected and arranged by Gaither, who has done extensive research and teaching in probability, mathematics, and statistics, and Cavazos-Gaither, an expert in quality and material control, and a bilingual data collector. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
A delightful, unique collection of quotations...the book is a wonderful reference for speakers or writers on science, but it is also great fun to browse.