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Practically Speaking

A Dictionary of Quotations on Engineering, Technology and Architecture, 1st Edition

By C.C. Gaither, Alma E Cavazos-Gaither

CRC Press

367 pages

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pub: 1998-01-01
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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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"… 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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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

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TEC007000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Electrical
TEC009070
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Mechanical