Physically Speaking: A Dictionary of Quotations on Physics and Astronomy is the first of two books on physics and astronomy in the Speaking Series has quotations from the most famous men and women that lie in good company with those from unknown wits.

Carl C. Gaither and Alma E. Cavazos-Gaither
Illustrated by Andrew Slocombe

Physically Speaking is a book of quotations. It provides the largest collection of quotations pertaining to physics and astronomy yet published (1680 quotations by 697 authors). Some quotes are profound, others are wise, some are witty but none are frivolous. Here you will find quotations from the most famous to the unknown. You may not find all the quoted 'jewels' that exist, but we are sure you will find a great many of them here. The extensive author and subject indexes provide you with the perfect tool for locating quotations for practical use or pleasure, and you will soon enjoy discovering what others have said on topics ranging from anti-matter to x-rays. This book can be read for pleasure or used as a handy reference by the scientific reader and the wider public interested in who has said what on physics and astronomy.

Contents: Preface. Anti-Matter. Astronomer. Astronomy. Atoms. Big-Bang. Black Holes. Calculation. Cause and Effect. Chaos. Comets. Constellations. Cosmologist. Cosmology. Cosmos. Crystals. Data. Doppler. E=mc2. Eclipse. Einstein. Electrons. Energy. Error. Ether. Experiment. Fact. Fission. Force, Fusion, Galaxies. Geometry. Gluons. God. Gravity. Heat. Hypothesis. Infinite. Knowledge. Laws. Light.Location. Magnetic. Mathematics. Matter. Meteors. Milky Way. Models. Monopoles. Motion.Nature. Neutrino. Neutron. Newton. Observation. Observatory. Occam's Razor. Optics. Order. Paradox. Particles. Pendulum. Photon. Physicist. Physics. Planets. Prayer. Principle. Probability. Protons. Pulsar. Quantum Theory. Quark. Radar. Radiation. Radium. Reality. Red Shift. RElativity. Rest. Simultaneity. Singularity. Solar System. Sound. Space. Space-Time. Spectral Sequence. Spectroscope. Stars. Statistics. Sun. Symbol. Symmetry. Systems. Tachyons. Telescope. Temperature. Theory. Thermodynamics. Time. Truth. Uncertainty. Universe. Vacuum. Velocity. Void. X-Ray. Bibliography. Permissions. Subject by Author Index. Author by Subject Index.

Readership: Students, teachers and professionals in the physical sciences and astronomy. Historians of science. General science readers.

September 1997
Institute of Physics Publishing, Bristol, England
ISBN 0-7503-0470-7 (alk. paper)
Description xii, 492 p. : ill. ; 234 x 156mm
Includes bibliographical references (p. 364-397) and indexes
Lc no. QC5 .P47 1997
Dewey no. 530 21
Paperback Price: 19.95/US$24.99

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