Speaking of Science: Notable Quotes on Science, Engineering, and the Environment

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Jon Fripp, Michael Fripp, Deborah Fripp
Newnes, 2000 - Reference - 241 pages
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Easy to use, the volume is organized into major scientific categories and subcategories. Many of the quotes are hilarious, and all are insightful. Each quote is carefully referenced, and relevant information about the speaker is also provided.
 

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Contents

Physics
4
Weights and Measures
9
Materials Science
11
Chemistry
13
Biology
16
Animal Behavior
21
Evolution
23
Cloning
27
Travels on the Water
127
Water Quality
129
Power of Water
131
Restoration
135
Power of Nature
138
Sustainable Development
140
Nature
143
Plants
147

Archaeology
29
Anthropology
30
Research
31
Behavior of Scientists
36
Divisions in Science
39
Mathematics
43
Proofs
47
Statistics
49
Theory and Modeling
52
Math in Science
56
Balance Between Theory and Reality
57
Relevance of Math
61
Math as Art
66
Mathematicians
67
Engineering
75
Mechanical Engineering
77
Engineering Design
79
Aeronautical Engineering
81
Astronautical Engineering
84
Electrical Engineering
89
Atomic Power
92
Computer Science
94
Transportation
97
Civil Engineering
99
Hydraulic Engineering
104
Irrigation
107
Flood Control
109
Life of the Engineer and Scientist
112
Technological Development
116
Man and the Environment
121
Habitat Destruction
122
Mans Impact on the Environment
124
Forests
150
Wetlands
151
Rivers
152
Oceans
157
Whales and Dolphins
159
Animals
163
Biodiversity
166
Teaching Science
169
Technical Writing
170
Presentations
174
Students
175
Teachers
177
Teaching Technique
178
Value of Education
181
Universities
183
The Working Environment
187
Committees
188
Planning and Implementation
190
Human Behavior
193
Communication
196
Call to Action
200
Trust
204
Pretension
205
Money and Greed
207
Common Sense
209
Odds and Ends
210
References
213
Biographies
217
Index
233
About the Editors
241
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About the author (2000)

Michael Fripp has an undergraduate degree from Virginia Tech's Engineering Science and Mechanics Department and a graduate degree from M.I.T.'s department of Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering. His specialties are structural and acoustic dynamics, teaching, and viewgraph engineering

Deborah Fripp has an undergraduate degree in biology from Stanford University and a graduate degree in marine biology from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and from M.I.T. She has experience with dolphin behavior, stress hormones in rats, and governmental funding agencies.

Jon Fripp is a registered professional civil engineer and has undergraduate and graduate degrees in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech. He has experience in the planning, analysis and design of hydraulic structures, in environmental restoration, and in working within large bureaucracies.

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