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The Resource Encyclopaedia of the history of science, technology, and medicine in non-western cultures, Helaine Selin, editor

Encyclopaedia of the history of science, technology, and medicine in non-western cultures, Helaine Selin, editor

Label
Encyclopaedia of the history of science, technology, and medicine in non-western cultures
Title
Encyclopaedia of the history of science, technology, and medicine in non-western cultures
Statement of responsibility
Helaine Selin, editor
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Dewey number
503
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • encyclopedias
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1946-
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Selin, Helaine
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  • Science
  • Technology
  • Medicine
Label
Encyclopaedia of the history of science, technology, and medicine in non-western cultures, Helaine Selin, editor
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
From the contents: Abacus -- Agriculture in Indonesia -- Barrow in China -- Boats of the Precolonial Philippines: Butuan Boats -- Calendars and Timekeeping Around the World -- Divination: Science, Technology, and the Mantic Arts in Traditional China -- Environment and Nature: The Natural Environment in Native American Thought -- Food and the Maori -- Hydraulic Engineering in Ancient Peru and Bolivia -- Knowledge Systems: Indigenous Knowledge of Trees and Forests -- Land, Labor, Water, and Technology in Pre-Columbian South America -- Mausoleums of the Islamic World -- Probability in Non-Western Cultures -- Quinoa. A Millenary Grain in Northern Argentina -- Ship- and Boatbuilding in Ancient Egypt -- Technology: Inland Technology in China: Boat Building, Steerage and Propulsion -- Water Management and Reservoirs in India and Sri Lanka -- Zinc Production in China
Control code
ocn945948500
Edition
Third edition
Extent
1 online resource (xxxvii, 4706 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789400777460
Other control number
  • 10.1007/978-94-007-7747-7
  • 9789400777460
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)945948500
Label
Encyclopaedia of the history of science, technology, and medicine in non-western cultures, Helaine Selin, editor
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
From the contents: Abacus -- Agriculture in Indonesia -- Barrow in China -- Boats of the Precolonial Philippines: Butuan Boats -- Calendars and Timekeeping Around the World -- Divination: Science, Technology, and the Mantic Arts in Traditional China -- Environment and Nature: The Natural Environment in Native American Thought -- Food and the Maori -- Hydraulic Engineering in Ancient Peru and Bolivia -- Knowledge Systems: Indigenous Knowledge of Trees and Forests -- Land, Labor, Water, and Technology in Pre-Columbian South America -- Mausoleums of the Islamic World -- Probability in Non-Western Cultures -- Quinoa. A Millenary Grain in Northern Argentina -- Ship- and Boatbuilding in Ancient Egypt -- Technology: Inland Technology in China: Boat Building, Steerage and Propulsion -- Water Management and Reservoirs in India and Sri Lanka -- Zinc Production in China
Control code
ocn945948500
Edition
Third edition
Extent
1 online resource (xxxvii, 4706 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789400777460
Other control number
  • 10.1007/978-94-007-7747-7
  • 9789400777460
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)945948500

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