Dictionary of Quotations on Astronomy and Physics

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Illustrated by Andrew Slocombe

Selected and arranged by

Carl C Gaither,AlmaECavazos-Gaither

Astronomically Speaking

A Dictionary of Quotations on Astronomy and Physics

About the Compilers

Carl C. Gaither was born in 1944 in San Antonio, Texas. He has conducted research work for the Texas Department of Corrections and for the Louisiana Department of Corrections. Additionally he worked as an Operations Research Analyst for ten years. He received his undergraduate degree (Psychology) from the University of Hawaii and has graduate degrees from McNeese State University (Psychology), North East Louisiana University (Criminal Justice), and the University of Southwestern Louisiana (Mathematical Statistics).

Alma E. Cavazos-Gaither was born in 1955 in San Juan, Texas. She has worked in quality control, material control, and as a bilingual data collector. She is a Petty Officer First Class in the United States Navy Reserve. She received her associate degree (Telecommunications) from Central Texas College and her BA (Spanish) from Mary Hardin-Baylor University.

Together they selected and arranged quotations for the books Statistically Speaking: A Dictionary of Quotations (Institute of Physics Publishing, 1996), Physically Speaking: A Dictionary of Quotations on Physics and Astronomy (Institute of Physics Publishing, 1997), Mathematically Speaking: A Dictionary of Quotations (Institute of Physics Publishing, 1998), Practically Speaking: A Dictionary of Quotations on Engineering, Technology, and Architecture (Institute of Physics Publishing, 1998), Medically Speaking: A Dictionary of Quotations on Dentistry, Medicine and Nursing (Institute of Physics Publishing, 1999), Scientifically Speaking: A Dictionary of Quotations (Institute of Physics Publishing, 2000), Naturally Speaking: A Dictionary of Quotations on Biology, Botany, Nature, and Zoology (Institute of Physics Publishing, 2001) and Chemically Speaking: A Dictionary of Quotations (Institute of Physics Publishing, 2002).

About the Illustrator

Andrew Slocombe was born in Bristol in 1955. He spent four years of his life at Art College where he attained his Honours Degree (Graphic Design). Since then he has tried to see the funny side to everything and considers that seeing the funny side to science has tested him to the full! He would like to thank Carl and Alma for the challenge!

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