Famous Lines: A Columbia Dictionary of Familiar Quotations

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Columbia University Press, 1997 - 625 sivua

This scientific detective story is the first book which explains clearly the science used by paleontologists, and the new, cutting-edge techniques that led to the discovery of Seismosaurus, the longest dinosaur yet known--and possibly the largest land animal to have ever lived. Gillette's first-person account of the project answers the most frequently asked questions about Seismosaurus: How was it discovered? How do we know it is a new species? How did it die? Part catalogue of the workings of paleontological science in the 1990s, the book also illustrates the exciting collaboration between Gillette, the chemists and physicists who helped to reconstruct Seismosaurus.

 

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Acknowledgments
4
62
16
Arms
29
Candor
60
Change
66
Chivalry
72
Civil Rights
78
33
91
Regret
413
Taste
414
Easter
428
Scandal
429
Eccentricity
436
Abuse
442
Acceptance
449
39
450

Cosmetics
94
Quotations by Subject
99
Dreams and Dreaming
132
34
143
Futility
144
35
198
137
210
Hats
214
Hipness
220
Horses
226
139
231
Hunger
232
Damnation
245
Insurance
251
Intervention
254
308
258
477
273
309
281
Daughters
295
Abstinence
298
Majority
300
Masses
306
Menopause
312
36
326
Dead
330
Newspapers and Magazines
336
Earth
350
Defiance
351
37
354
80
365
Absurdity
372
38
373
Political Correctness
377
Vocation
381
Portraits
383
Precedent
389
480
396
38
400
Quotations
404
East and West
405
Oaths
411
Editing
471
Taxes
475
Elite
477
Trees
488
Voting
505
Farmers and Farming
508
Watergate Affair
511
Fashion
522
FatherSon Relationships
531
515
537
Embarrassment
539
Babies
540
Fatigue
541
Accounts
542
Empires
545
Actors and Acting
548
Jewelry
551
Faults and FaultFinding
552
Addiction
554
Sexual Harassment
556
Ends and Means
557
Feminism
560
Identity
561
Sexuality
564
English Language
565
Admiration
567
Fish
569
Keats John
571
Shakespeare William
572
Obsolescence
575
Shyness
580
Flirtation
582
Enterprise
583
Frigidity
588
Signs of the Times
591
Killing
596
Simplicity
599
Offices
605
40
608
Sincerity
615
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Edward D. berkowitz is professor of history and public policy and public administration at George Washington University. He is the author of eight books and the editor of three collections. During the seventies he served as a staff member of the President's Commission for a National Agenda, helping President Carter plan for a second term that never came to be.

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