Newsletter of the Biological Survey of Canada (Terrestrial Arthropods)

Volume 25 No. 2, Fall 2006


Quips and Quotes

General information and editorial notes

News and Notes:

Bio-Blitz 2006

Canadian Journal of Arthropod Identification

Summary of the Scientific Committee meeting

Project Update: Briefs and Similar Documents Prepared by the BSC

Lost Collections Ė Fate or Fault

The Quiz Page

Canadian Perspectives: Life-cycle Types in the Arctic

Web site notes

Arctic Corner

Update on some Insect Biodiversity Activities in the Arctic during 2006

Invertebrate Community Structure in Lakes of the Central Canadian Arctic

Selected future conferences

Quips and Quotes

Requests for Material or Information Invited


The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their right names. 
(Chinese proverb)


Anticipatory plagiarism occurs when someone steals your original idea and publishes it a hundred years before you were born. 
(Robert Merton)


If you arenít confused by quantum physics, then you havenít really understood it. 
(Niels Bohr)




Good writing is rewriting.
(Truman Capote)

Technique is noticed most markedly in the case of those who have not mastered it.
(Leon Trotsky)

What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
(Samuel Johnson)

Writers, like teeth, are divided into incisors and grinders.
(Walter Bagehot)

Backward ran sentences until reeled the mind.
(Wolcott Gibbs)

The moment when the finished book, or, better yet, a tightly packed carton of finished books arrives on my doorstep is the moment of truth, of culmination; its bliss lasts as much as five minutes, until the first typographical error or production flaw is noticed.
(John Updike)


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