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

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Helaine Selin
Springer Science & Business Media, 31 de jul. 1997 - 1117 pàgines
The Encyclopaedia fills a gap in both the history of science and in cultural stud ies. Reference works on other cultures tend either to omit science completely or pay little attention to it, and those on the history of science almost always start with the Greeks, with perhaps a mention of the Islamic world as a trans lator of Greek scientific works. The purpose of the Encyclopaedia is to bring together knowledge of many disparate fields in one place and to legitimize the study of other cultures' science. Our aim is not to claim the superiority of other cultures, but to engage in a mutual exchange of ideas. The Western aca demic divisions of science, technology, and medicine have been united in the Encyclopaedia because in ancient cultures these disciplines were connected. This work contributes to redressing the balance in the number of reference works devoted to the study of Western science, and encourages awareness of cultural diversity. The Encyclopaedia is the first compilation of this sort, and it is testimony both to the earlier Eurocentric view of academia as well as to the widened vision of today. There is nothing that crosses disciplinary and geographic boundaries, dealing with both scientific and philosophical issues, to the extent that this work does. xi PERSONAL NOTE FROM THE EDITOR Many years ago I taught African history at a secondary school in Central Africa.
 

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LIST OF ENTRIES
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5
51
The development of the alphabet
59
جدید
84
PE
174
9
175
YUCATEC
176
molema
177
818
625
os
648
112
649
Maya gods of mathematics and writing
650
The number sequence of the Coahuiltecan of
653
The number sequence of the Eastern Pomo
655
precious metals ultimately inspired the Mesoamerica
733
N
755

IOIU
178
ASTRONOMICAL CLOCKS IN CHINA COLONIALISM AND MEDICINE
211
1810
246
Vernet Juan AlDamīrī
247
278
278
A
327
2
328
Monolinear lusona with rotational symmetry
367
+
368
NE
385
Matar Zeina Dreams and DreamInterpretation
437
A
471
K
475
9+41
477
a
530
7 12 1 14
531
na
532
33 15 18
533
22 21 13 5 46 38 30
535
31 36 29
537
26
557
دوم کشور
575
cine
578
Chõnhado Map of the World
583
won
587
BK
588
E
621
The koti zigi game
782
6
783
Classification of numbers according to the Jainas
785
M
790
1
822
Q
830
RATIONALE IN INDIAN MATHEMATICS RATIONALITY OBJECTIVITY AND
845
圖車步量丈制新
925
69
932
B59
964
tenter
965
BB
966
integer and fraction are separated by a semicolon the
988
Indian sine table with R 3438
989
1003
TI
1011
gott
1021
19
1026
08
1035
980063
1036
ܘܐ
1037
E
1038
Bee
1039
Yahyā ibn Abi Manşür The Verified Astronomical Tables for
1043
LIST OF AUTHORS
1063
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