Gaither's Dictionary of Scientific Quotations

A Collection of Approximately 27,000 Quotations Pertaining to Archaeology, Architecture, Astronomy, Biology, Botany, Chemistry, Cosmology, Darwinism, Engineering, Geology, Mathematics, Medicine, Nature, Nursing, Paleontology, Philosophy, Physics, Probability, Science, Statistics, Technology, Theory, Universe, and Zoology

  • Carl C. Gaither
  • Alma E. Cavazos-Gaither

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xlv
  2. A
    Carl C. Gaither, Alma E. Cavazos-Gaither
    Pages 1-257
  3. B
    Carl C. Gaither, Alma E. Cavazos-Gaither
    Pages 259-317
  4. C
    Carl C. Gaither, Alma E. Cavazos-Gaither
    Pages 319-487
  5. D
    Carl C. Gaither, Alma E. Cavazos-Gaither
    Pages 489-581
  6. E
    Carl C. Gaither, Alma E. Cavazos-Gaither
    Pages 583-766
  7. F
    Carl C. Gaither, Alma E. Cavazos-Gaither
    Pages 767-838
  8. G
    Carl C. Gaither, Alma E. Cavazos-Gaither
    Pages 839-929
  9. H
    Carl C. Gaither, Alma E. Cavazos-Gaither
    Pages 931-991
  10. I
    Carl C. Gaither, Alma E. Cavazos-Gaither
    Pages 993-1087
  11. J
    Carl C. Gaither, Alma E. Cavazos-Gaither
    Pages 1089-1090
  12. K
    Carl C. Gaither, Alma E. Cavazos-Gaither
    Pages 1091-1128
  13. L
    Carl C. Gaither, Alma E. Cavazos-Gaither
    Pages 1129-1197
  14. M
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    Pages 1199-1482
  15. N
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    Pages 1483-1610
  16. O
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    Pages 1611-1663
  17. P
    Carl C. Gaither, Alma E. Cavazos-Gaither
    Pages 1665-1906
  18. Q
    Carl C. Gaither, Alma E. Cavazos-Gaither
    Pages 1907-1927
  19. R
    Carl C. Gaither, Alma E. Cavazos-Gaither
    Pages 1929-1992
  20. S
    Carl C. Gaither, Alma E. Cavazos-Gaither
    Pages 1993-2461

About this book

Introduction

This unprecedented collection of 27,000 quotations is the most comprehensive and carefully researched of its kind, covering all fields of science and mathematics.  With this vast compendium you can readily conceptualize and embrace the written images of scientists, laymen, politicians, novelists, playwrights, and poets about humankind's scientific achievements.  Approximately 9000 high-quality entries have been added to this new edition to provide a rich selection of quotations for the student, the educator, and the scientist who would like to introduce a presentation with a relevant quotation that provides perspective and historical background on his subject.  Gaither's Dictionary of Scientific Quotations, Second Edition, provides the finest reference source of science quotations for all audiences.  The new edition adds greater depth to the number of quotations in the various thematic arrangements and also provides new thematic categories.

Expands and improves upon the ground-breaking first edition

Features an unparalleled collection of 27,000 carefully selected quotations ranging over a vast array of topics from A(tomic Theory) to the Z(eta Function)

Provides a one-stop reference for scientific quotations in all fields

Includes comprehensive bibliographic information for each quotation

Can be searched thematically and by author

Praise for the First Edition:

“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

Keywords

Famous quotations science History of science Math quotes book Medical quotations Science quotations book Scientific quotations

Editors and affiliations

  • Carl C. Gaither
    • 1
  • Alma E. Cavazos-Gaither
    • 2
  1. 1.KilleenUSA
  2. 2.KilleenUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-1114-7
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-1113-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-1114-7
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