Dictionary of Scientific Quotations
Alma E. Cavazos-Gaither, Carl C. Gaither
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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 21,000 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.
small.… What Mad Pursuit: A Personal View of Scientiﬁc Discovery Chapter 10 (pp. 113–114) Basic Books, Inc., Publishers. New York, New York, USA. 1988 Donghia, Angelo 1935–85 Italian-American interior designer Assumption is the mother of screw-up… Behind Angelo Donghia’s Gray Flannel Success New York Times, Section C, January 20, 1983 (p. 6) 1902–78 American philosopher, poet, critic, and founder of Aesthetic Realism Damned Welcome Aesthetic Realism, Maxims, Part One, #33 (p. 21) Deﬁnition
tests. Like Erophila verna, bacteria, despite their great production of intraspeciﬁc varieties, exhibit a great ﬁdelity to their species. The bacillus Escherichia coli, whose mutants have been studied very carefully, is the best example. The reader will agree that it is surprising, to say the least, to want to prove evolution and to discover its mechanisms and then to choose as a material for this study a being which practically stabilized a billion years ago! Evolution of Living Organisms:
analysis no matter how great his technical ability or knowledge. A chemist who would not take an oath guaranteeing the authenticity, as well as the accuracy of his work, should never publish his results, for if he were to do so then the result would be detrimental, not only to himself, but to the whole of science. In Ferenc Szabadváry History of Analytical Chemistry Chapter VII (p. 176) Gordon & Breach Science. Langhorne, Pennsylvania, USA. 1992 Gombrich, Ernst Hans 1909–2001 English art
Fallopius, Malpighi, and Harvey. Then come the gleaners, who gather up ears enough from the bare ridges to make a few loaves of bread. Such were the anatomists of last century — Valsalva, Cotunnius, Haller, Winslow, Vicq d’Azyr, Camper, Hunter, and the two Monroes. Last of all come the geese, who still contrive to pick up a few grains scattered here and there among the stubble, and waddle home in the evening, poor things, cackling with joy because of their success. Gentlemen, we are the geese.
plumelets tuft the larch, And rarely pipes the mounted thrush… Alfred Tennyson’s Poetical Works In Memoriam, Verse XCI Oxford University Press, Inc. London, England. 1953 Animal: Bird: Toucan Animal: Bird: Vulture 45 The toucan’s proﬁle is prognathous, Its person is a thing of bathos. If even I can tell a toucan I’m reasonably sure that you can. There is nothing more perky Than a masculine turkey. When he struts he struts With no ifs or buts. When his face is apoplectic His harem grows