1st Edition

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





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ISBN 9780750305945
Published January 1, 1998 by CRC Press
367 Pages

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Book Description

This book brings together over 1,100 quotes pertinent and illuminating to engineering, technology and architecture. It includes extensive author and subject indexes for locating quotations. The book can be read for entertainment or used as a handy reference by students and professional engineers.

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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"… well indexed and easy to use. … Using humor and scholarship equally, this title does not attempt to be comprehensive or complete but strives to serve as both 'pleasure reading' and 'ready reference' for the general reader and the experienced professional. … this is the title that should be given to selective quotation seekers, who will appreciate its fascinating content. Useful to any audience."
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