Encyclopaedia of the History of Science, Technology and Medicine in Non-Western Cultures

Editors: Selin, Helaine (Ed.)

  • Inspires readers through a full color reference work that is unique in both scientific and geographical scope
  • Provides a fascinating read even for non-specialists
  • Features intercultural articles on broad topics by world experts
  • Presents a completely revised and expanded third edition, with hundreds of new entries  
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About this Reference Work

This updated and augmented third edition of this landmark encyclopedia contains approximately 1000 entries dealing in depth with the history of the scientific, technological and medical accomplishments of cultures outside of the United States and Europe. The entries consist of fully updated articles together with hundreds of entirely new topics adorned with full color pictures. This unique reference work includes intercultural articles on broad topics such as mathematics and astronomy as well as thoughtful philosophical articles on concepts and ideas related to the study of non-Western Science, such as rationality, objectivity, and method. You’ll also find material on religion and science, East and West, and magic and science. This amazing resource even contains entries on fascinating esoteric topics such as Native American mathematics, Polynesian navigation, and African Metallurgy. There are also biographical articles for those cultures where individual scientists are known to us, such as China and the Islamic world  

About the authors

Helaine Selin is an American librarian, author and the editor of several bestselling books. She is perhaps most famous for being the editor of Encyclopaedia of the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine in Non-Western Cultures (1997). She has also edited the book series Science Across Cultures. She received her undergraduate degree from SUNY Binghamton and MLS from SUNY Albany. She served in the Peace Corps from the fall of 1967 through the summer of 1969 as an English teacher in Karonga, Malawi. She retired in 2012 from being the science librarian at Hampshire College.  

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“The Encyclopaedia of the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine in Non-Western Cultures is an excellent reference resource. … The entries provide a wealth of information on people, places, events, innovations, technology, health and well-being of populations, philosophical concepts, etc. … a high-quality item, with exceptional content not easily found elsewhere and combined into one engaging and helpful package. Researchers, practitioners, students and general readers will find value in this source.” (Beth Thomsett-Scott, Reference Reviews, Vol. 31 (2), 2017)


  

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eReference $2,900.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-7747-7
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-7748-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Encyclopaedia of the History of Science, Technology and Medicine in Non-Western Cultures
Editors
  • Helaine Selin
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eReference ISBN
978-94-007-7747-7
Print ISBN
978-94-007-7746-0
Print + eBook ISBN
978-94-007-7748-4
Edition Number
3
Number of Pages
XXXVII, 4706
Number of Illustrations and Tables
859 b/w illustrations, 1604 illustrations in colour
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