Gaither's Dictionary of Scientific Quotations

Authors: Gaither, Carl C., Cavazos-Gaither, Alma E.

  • Presents approximately 18,000 quotations about science, mathematics and medicine from great philosophers and scientists, past and present
  • Organized the way you would look up a quotation - by subject area rather than by author
  • Allows a reader to effortlessly find a pertinent quotation from a variety of sources and perspectives
  • Includes an author index to quickly find other quotations from a particular individual
  • Doubles the number of quotations in the Editors' earlier Speaking series of books
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Finding words of wisdom about science is now easy with Gaither's Dictionary of Scientific Quotations. 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, chemistry, engineering, and physics. The thematic organization allows you to effortlessly find a pertinent quotation from a variety of sources and perspectives. The resulting compendium allows a 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.

Reviews

From the reviews:

“This is an incredible feat of gathering and curating. It would unbalanced to call out a few gems--they're all here. Readers will find the expected heirlooms from Dobzhansky, Haldane, Einstein and Darwin, plus plenty of surprises from Shakespeare to Twain to Frank Lloyd Wright, as well as the inclusion of writers who haven't quite barged into the canon....Here the dross is minimal, and the riches are high-grade ore.” —American Scientist

"This … dictionary of 18,000 quotations encompasses all areas of science. … the work grew from the authors’ frustration at the difficulty of finding quotations about statistics. … this new work is larger and easier to use when looking for a subject rather than an author. Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-level undergraduates and above; general readers." (S. K. Oelker, CHOICE, Vol. 45 (11), 2008)

"It is a thoroughly good and worthwhile reference work … . Gaither’s Dictionary of Scientific Quotations is a fine resource that will add to any reference collection. It contains many quotations, hard to find elsewhere, in a potentially very useful arrangement. It is well-produced, clearly laid out in a double column format … ." (Barry White, Reference Reviews, Vol. 22 (8), 2008)


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eBook $179.00
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • This title is currently reprinting. You can pre-order your copy now.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Gaither's Dictionary of Scientific Quotations
Authors
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-49577-4
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-49577-4
Special Cover Type ISBN
978-0-387-71079-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVIII, 1793
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