|Title:||A dictionary of scientific quotations|
|Authors:||Alan Mackay ; Peter Medawar|
|Publisher:||[S.l.] : Institute of Physics Publishing, 1991|
|ISBN / ISSN / EAN :||978-0-7503-0106-0|
|Bibliography note:||Includes index Rev. ed. of : A harvest of a quiet eye.|
|Subjects:||Science--Quotations, maxims, etc.|
Science affects us all; in the words of Albert Einstein "The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking." It is therefore fascinating to discover the thoughts of scientists, philosophers, humanists, poets, thelogians, politicians and other miscellaneous mortals on this most important of subjects. You can discover these thoughts within the pages of "A dictionary of scientific quotations."
Wether you believe that ' All problems are finally scientific problems" (George Bernard Shaw) or that "Imagination is more important than knowledge" (Einstein), it is beyond doubt that "It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations" (Churchill).
This personal selection of scientific quotations by Professor Alan L. Mackay includes graffiti, lines of song, proverbs and poetry and is a second improved and substantially expanded edition of "The harvest of a quiet eye." You will be charmed and delighted by "A dictionary of scientific quotations" and remember "Why", said the Dodo "the best way to explain it is to do it" (Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll).