from Library Guide for the Chemist by Bryon A. Soule (“Physical Chemistry and Physical Constraints, p185, 1938) This is true– and not just for chemistry. Trust me. I know. I have read it in more than one book.
from Library Guide for the Chemist by Byron A. Soule (“Organic Chemistry,” p123, 1938)
Books These are the masters who instruct us without rods and ferules, without hard words and anger, without clothes of money. If you approach them they are not asleep; if investigating you interrogate them they conceal nothing; if you mistake them, they never grumble; if you are ignorant they cannot laugh at you. The library
Today is March 31. It is the last day featuring the crappy old book, Anniversaries and Holiday: A Calendar of Days and How to Observe them, as Crappy Old Book of the Month. Appropriately, today is the anniversary of René Descartes’ birth in 1596 and of Robert Wilhelm Eberhard Bunsen’s in 1811. Descartes is, of course,