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Scientifically Speaking

A Dictionary of Quotations, Second Edition, 1st Edition

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

CRC Press

482 pages

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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.


"Obviously a result of much research, this book will likely be of great use to those studying the philosophy of science."

- Andrew Davies in The Physicist, vol. 37, no. 5

"…the quotations are provocative and offer food for thought… I find it utterly amazing how Gaither and Cavazos-Gaither are able to come up with such high quality anthologies at such a regular and rapid pace. I wish that I knew their secret. I am pleased to recommend their work to general readers with an interest in science as well as to scientists, students, educators, and scholars who have a need for a handy source of quotations."

- George B Kauffman in Chemical Educator, vol. 7, no. 6, 2002

"The illustrations are cartoons that nicely supplement the quotations. … Two indexes make it easy to find subjects by author and authors by subject. This book is a useful addition to previous collections of quotations on science, with a somewhat broader base than those I have worked with previously."

- History of Physics Newsletter, vol. VIII, no. 6

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SCIENCE / Physics