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Selected Science Quotations Online

Selected List of Books in the Library's Collection

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SELECTED SCIENCE QUOTATIONS ONLINE

American College of Physicians. Medicine in Quotations.
http://www.acponline.org/medquotes/index.html

Earthbound Farm. The Quotable Organic.
http://www.ebfarm.com/organic/organic_quotes.html

Furman University. Department of Mathematics. Mathematical Quotations Server. http://math.furman.edu/~mwoodard/mquot.html

Intellectual Property Creators. Quotations on Patents and Inventions.
http://www.ipcreators.org/General/quote.htm

National Park Service. National Wild and Scenic Rivers System. Environmental Quotations.
http://www.nps.gov/rivers/quotations.html

Platonic Realms Interactive Database of Math Quotes
http://www.mathacademy.com/pr/quotes/index.asp

Salt Lake Community College. Physics Department. Quotations in Physics.
http://www.slcc.edu/schools/hum_sci/physics/whatis/quotations.html

SGI-USA (Soka Gakkai International USA). Environmental Exhibition "Ecology and Human Life": Quotations.
http://www.ecofuture.org/pk/pkquotes.html

Natural Science. A Short Dictionary of Scientific Quotations
http://naturalscience.com/dsqhome.html

United States. National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. NIEHS Kidsí Pages: Quotations.
http://www.niehs.nih.gov/kids/hottopics.htm#quotes

University of Bristol. Department of Civil Engineering. Engineering Quotes.
http://www.cen.bris.ac.uk/resource/engquot1.htm

Westfield College. Department of Mathematics. Mathematical and Educational Quotation Server.
http://www.wsc.ma.edu/math/faculty/fleron/quotes

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General Compendium Containing Many Scientific Quotations

Quotations: Collections (Bartlett, Columbia World of Quotations, Respectfully Quoted, Simpsonís Contemporary Quotations).
http://www.bartleby.com/quotations

SELECTED LIST OF BOOKS IN THE LIBRARY'S COLLECTIONS

General Science, Physical Sciences, Computing and Engineering

A Dictionary of scientific quotations. Compiled by Alan L. Mackay; with a foreword by Sir Peter Medawar. Bristol, Eng., Philadelphia, A. Hilger, c1991. 297 p.
   Q173.H36 1991 Desk <SciRR>
   Rev. ed. of the Harvest of a quiet eye.

Einstein, Albert. The expanded quotable Einstein. Collected and edited by Alice Calaprice; with a foreword by Freeman Dyson. Princeton, N.J., Princeton University Press, 2000. 407 p.
   Bibliography: p. 381-386.
   QC16.E5A25 2000 <SciRR>

Haines, Jennie Day. Weather opinions: a book of quotations with interleaves on weather subjects. Compiled by Jennie Day Haines. San Francisco, New York, P. Elder and Company, c1907. 98 p.
   QC998.H15
   Notes: "Decorated by Spencer Wright, the frontispiece in color by Gordon Ross, the typography designed by J. H. Nash, published by Paul Elder & company and printed for them on Normandy vellum at the Tomoye press in New York city, nineteen hundred & seven."
   Interleaves inserted at end of quotations for each month and paged i-xxiii.

Horvitz, Leslie Alan. The quotable scientist: words of wisdom from Charles Darwin, Albert Einstein, Richard Feynman, Galileo, Marie Curie, and more. New York, McGraw-Hill, c2000. 169 p.
   Q173.H739 2000 <SciRR>

Isaac Asimov's book of science and nature quotations. Edited by Isaac Asimov and Jason A. Shulman. New York, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, c1988. 360 p.
   Q173.I83 1988 <SciRR>

Physically speaking: a dictionary of quotations on physics and astronomy. Selected and arranged by Carl C. Gaither and Alma E. Cavazos-Gaither; illustrated by Andrew Slocombe. Bristol, Eng., Philadelphia, Institute of Physics Pub., c1997. 492 p.
   Bibliography: p. 364-397
   QC5.P47 1997 <SciRR>

Practically speaking: a dictionary of quotations on engineering, technology, and architecture. Selected and arranged by Carl C. Gaither and Alma E. Cavazos-Gaither; illustrated by Andrew Slocombe. Bristol, Eng., Philadelphia, Institute of Physics Pub., c1999. 367 p.
   Bibliography: p. 269-295.
   TA9.P73 1999 <SciRR>

Respectfully quoted: a dictionary of quotations from the Library of Congress. Edited by Suzy Platt, Congressional Research Service. Washington, Congressional Quarterly Inc., c1992. 520 p.
   PN6081.R435 1992 <SciRR>

Scientifically speaking: a dictionary of quotations. Selected and arranged by Carl C. Gaither and Alma E. Cavazos-Gaither; illustrated by Andrew Slocombe. Bristol, Eng., Philadelphia, Institute of Physics Pub., c2000. 482 p.
   Bibliography: p. 352-388.
   Q173.S428 2000 <SciRR>

Speaking of science: notable quotes on science, engineering, and the environment. Compiled and edited by Jon Fripp, Michael Fripp, and Deborah Fripp.
   Eagle Rock, Va., LLH Technology Pub., c2000. 241 p.
   Q173.S738 2000 <SciRR>

Spencer, Donald D. Dictionary of computer quotations. 2nd ed. Ormand Beach, Fla., Camelot, c1999. 163 p.
   QA76.5.S6593 1999 <SciRR>

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Mathematics and Statistics

A Dictionary of quotations in mathematics. Compiled and edited by Robert A. Nowlan. Jefferson, N.C., McFarland, c2002. 314 p.
   Bibliography: p. 265-295.
   QA99.D53 2002 <SciRR>

Mathematically speaking: a dictionary of quotations. Selected and arranged by Carl C. Gaither and Alma E. Cavazos-Gaither; illustrated by Andrew Slocombe. Bristol, Eng., Philadelphia, Institute of Physics Pub., c1998. 484 p.
   Bibliography: p. 363-395.
   QA99.M363 1998 <SciRR>

Memorabilia mathematica: the philomath's quotation book: 1140 anecdotes, aphorisms, and passages by famous mathematicians, scientists & writers. Compiled by Robert Edouard Moritz. Washington, Mathematical Association of America, 1993, c1942. 410 p.    QA99.M45 1993
   Related title, Philomath's quotation-book.
   Notes: "This is an unaltered and unabridged republication of the first edition published in 1914."

Pappas, Theoni. The music of reason: experiencing the beauty of mathematics through quotations. San Carlos, Calif., Wide World Pub./Tetra, 1995. 138 p.
   QA99 .P38 1995

Schmalz, Rosemary. ďOut of the mouths of mathematicians": a quotation book for philomaths. Washington, Mathematical Association of America, c 1993. 294 p.
   QA99.S33 1993 <SciRR>

Spencer, Donald D. Dictionary of mathematical quotations. Ormond Beach, Fla., Camelot Pub. Co., c1999. 145 p.
   QA99.S78 1999

Statistically speaking: a dictionary of quotations. Selected and arranged by Carl C. Gaither and Alma E. Cavazos-Gaither; illustrated by Andrew Slocombe. Bristol, Eng., Philadelphia, Institute of Physics Pub., 1996. 420 p.
   Bibliography: p. 289-319.
   QA273.S742 1996

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Medicine

Accardo, Pasquale J. The medical almanac: a calendar of dates of significance to the profession of medicine, including fascinating illustrations, medical milestones, dates of birth and death of notable physicians, brief biographical sketches, quotations, and assorted medical curiosities and trivia. Totowa, N.J., Humana Press, c1992. 247 p.
   R104.A33 1992 <SciRR>

A Doctor's Shakespeare: a collection of medical quotations from Shakespeare. Compiled by James Foster. [United States], Xlibris Corp., c2001. 266 p.
   Bibliography: p. 259.
   PR3062.S48 2001

Lindsey, John H. Medical quotations from English prose. Boston, Richard G. Badger, 1924. 298 p.
   R705.L6

Medical quotes: a thematic dictionary. Edited by John Daintith and Amanda Isaacs. Oxford, Eng., New York, Facts on File, c1989. 260 p.
   R705.M44 1989 <SciRR>

Medically speaking: a dictionary of quotations on dentistry, medicine, and nursing. Selected and arranged by Carl C. Gaither and Alma E. Cavazos-Gaither; illustrated by Andrew Slocombe. Bristol, Eng., Philadelphia, Institute of Physics Pub., 1999. 481 p.
   Bibliography: p. 376-401.
   R705.M46 1999 <SciRR>

Medicine in quotations: views of health and disease through the ages. Edited by Edward J. Huth and T. Jock Murray. Philadelphia, American College of Physicians, c2000. 524 p.
   R705.M465 2000 <SciRR>

Osler, William. The quotable Osler. Edited by Mark E. Silverman, T. Jock Murray, and Charles S. Bryan. Philadelphia, American College of Physicians, 2003. 283 p. 2003.
   Bibliography: p. 271.
   R705.O83 2002 <SciRR>

Strauss, Maurice B., ed. Familiar medical quotations. Boston, Little, Brown,1968. 968 p.
   R707.S75 <SciRR>

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Nature, Environment, and Gardening

Bloom, James Harvey. Shakespeare's garden; being a compendium of quotations and references from the bard to all manner of flower, tree, bush, vine, and herb, arranged according to the month in which they are seen to flourish. London, Methuen, 1903; Detroit, Tower Books, 1971. 243 p.
   PR3041.B5 1971

A Dictionary of environmental quotations. Compiled by Barbara K. Rodes and Rice Odell. New York, Simon & Schuster, c1992. 335 p.
   PN6084.N2D53 1992 <SciRR>
   Reprinted in paperback in 1998 by Johns Hopkins University Press.

A Gardener's bouquet of quotations. Compiled and edited by Maria Polushkin Robbins. New York, Dutton, c1993. 270 p.
   PN6084.G33G37 1993

Gardens: quotations on the perennial pleasures of soil, seed, and sun. Compiled by Holly Hughes; illus. by Mary Woodin. Philadelphia, Running Press, c1994. 156 p.
   N6084.G33G38 1994

Haines, Jennie Day, comp. Ye gardeyn boke; a collection of quotations instructive and sentimental. San Francisco and New York, P. Elder & Co. [1906] 72 p.
   SB455.H3

Meditations on the earth: a book of quotations, poetry, and prose. Compiled by Holly Hughes; illus. by Mark Weakley. Berkeley, Calif., Nature Co., c1994. 288 p.
   PN6071.N3M43 1994

A Nature lover's book of quotations. Compiled and edited by Tom Crider; wood engravings by Thomas W. Nason. Southbury, Conn., Birch Tree Pub., c2000. 217 p.
   PN6110.N2N38 2000

NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership School) wilderness wisdom: quotes for inspirational explorations. Edited by John Gookin. Mechanicsburg, Pa., Stackpole Books, c2003. 140 p.
   PN6084.N2W55 2003

The Quotable gardener. Edited by Charles Elliott. New York, Lyons Press, c1999. 271 p.
   PN6084.G33Q68 1999

The Quotable gardener: words of wisdom from Walt Whitman, Jane Austin, Robert Frost, Martha Stewart, the Farmer's almanac, and more. Compiled by Kathy Ishizuka. New York, McGraw-Hill, c2001. 267 p.
   PN6084.G33Q69 2001

The Quotable nature lover. Compiled by John A. Murray. 1st ed. New York, Lyons Press, 1999. 226 p.
   PN6084.N2 Q68 1999

Terres, John K. Things precious & wild: a book of nature quotations. Golden, Colo., Fulcrum, c1991. 297 p.    PN6084.N2T47 1990 <SciRR>

Thoreau, Henry David. A yearning toward wildness: environmental quotations from the writings of Henry David Thoreau. Compiled and edited by Tim Homan. Atlanta, Peachtree Publishers, c1991. 166 p.
   PS3042.H58 1991

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