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Selin, Helaine 1946-

Overview
Works: 31 works in 162 publications in 1 language and 4,932 library holdings
Genres: History  Encyclopedias  Cross-cultural studies  Reference works  Bibliography 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other
Classifications: Q124.8, 509
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Most widely held works by Helaine Selin
Encyclopaedia of the history of science, technology, and medicine in non-western cultures by Helaine Selin( Book )

39 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 1,071 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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. - Publisher
Mathematics across cultures : the history of non-western mathematics by Helaine Selin( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mathematics Across Cultures: A History of Non-Western Mathematics consists of essays dealing with the mathematical knowledge and beliefs of cultures outside the United States and Europe. In addition to articles surveying Islamic, Chinese, Native American, Aboriginal Australian, Inca, Egyptian, and African mathematics, among others, the book includes essays on Rationality, Logic and Mathematics, and the transfer of knowledge from East to West. The essays address the connections between science and culture and relate the mathematical practices to the cultures which produced them. Each essay is well illustrated and contains an extensive bibliography. Because the geographic range is global, the book fills a gap in both the history of science and in cultural studies. It should find a place on the bookshelves of advanced undergraduate students, graduate students, and scholars, as well as in libraries serving those groups
Medicine across cultures : history and practice of medicine in non-Western cultures by Helaine Selin( Book )

17 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Medicine Across Cultures: History and Practice of Medicine in Non-Western Cultures consists of 19 essays dealing with the medical knowledge and beliefs of cultures outside of the United States and Europe. In addition to articles surveying Islamic, Chinese, Native American, Aboriginal Australian, Indian, Egyptian, and Tibetan medicine, the book includes essays on comparing Chinese and western medicine and religion and medicine. The essays address the connections between medicine and culture and relate the medical practices to the cultures which produced them. Each essay is well illustrated and contains an extensive bibliography. Because the geographic range is global, the book fills a gap in both the history of medicine and in cultural studies. It should find a place on the bookshelves of advanced undergraduate students, graduate students, and scholars, as well as in libraries serving those groups."--Jacket
Science across cultures : an annotated bibliography of books on non-western science, technology, and medicine by Helaine Selin( Book )

5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nature across cultures : views of nature and the environment in non-western cultures by Helaine Selin( Book )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nature Across Cultures: Views of Nature and the Environment in Non-Western Cultures consists of about 25 essays dealing with the environmental knowledge and beliefs of cultures outside of the United States and Europe. In addition to articles surveying Islamic, Chinese, Native American, Aboriginal Australian, Indian, Thai, and Andean views of nature and the environment, among others, the book includes essays on Environmentalism and Images of the Other, Traditional Ecological Knowledge, Worldviews and Ecology, Rethinking the Western/non-Western Divide, and Landscape, Nature, and Culture. The essays address the connections between nature and culture and relate the environmental practices to the cultures which produced them. Each essay contains an extensive bibliography. Because the geographic range is global, the book fills a gap in both environmental history and in cultural studies. It should find a place on the bookshelves of advanced undergraduate students, graduate students, and scholars, as well as in libraries serving those groups
Astronomy across cultures : the history of non-Western astronomy by Helaine Selin( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Astronomy Across Cultures: A History of Non-Western Astronomy consists of essays dealing with the astronomical knowledge and beliefs of cultures outside the United States and Europe. In addition to articles surveying Islamic, Chinese, Native American, Aboriginal Australian, Polynesian, Egyptian and Tibetan astronomy, among others, the book includes essays on Sky Tales and Why We Tell Them and Astronomy and Prehistory, and Astronomy and Astrology. The essays address the connections between science and culture and relate astronomical practices to the cultures which produced them. Each essay is well illustrated and contains an extensive bibliography. Because the geographic range is global, the book fills a gap in both the history of science and in cultural studies. It should find a place on the bookshelves of advanced undergraduate students, graduate students, and scholars, as well as in libraries serving those groups
Childbirth across cultures : ideas and practices of pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum by Helaine Selin( Book )

15 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Birth and the Big Bad Wolf: An Evolutionary Perspective /Robbie Davis-Floyd and Melissa Cheyney --Breastfeeding and Child Spacing /Rebecca Sundhagen --Culturally Diverse Women Giving Birth: Their Stories /Lynn Clark Callister and Inaam Khalaf --A History of Western Medicine, Labor, and Birth /Pamela K. Stone --Childbirth in China /Travis Anna Harvey and Lila Buckley --Childbirth Among Hong Kong Chinese /Ip Wan-Yim --Childbirth in Korea /Sukhee Ahn --Childbirth in Japan /Satoko Yanagisawa --A Sacramental Theory of Childbirth in India /Harish Naraindas --Rural Midwives in South India: The Politics of Bodily Knowledge /Kalpana Ram --Constructions of Birth in Bangladesh /Kaosar Afsana and Sabina Faiz Rashid --Pregnancy and Childbirth in Nepal: women's Role and Decision-Making Power /Pratima P. Acharya and Dilu Rimal --Pregnancy and Childbirth in Tibet: Knowledge, Perspectives, and Practices /Sienna R. Craig --Nyob Nruab Hlis: Thirty Days Confinement in Hmong Culture /Pranee Liamputtong --Pregnancy, Childbirth and Traditional Beliefs and Practices in Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand /Pranee Liamputtong --Childbirth Experience in the Negev, The Southern Region of Israel /Iris Ohel and Eyal Sheiner --Childbirth and Maternal Mortality in Morocco: The Role of Midwives /Marie Hatem, Fatima Temmar and Bilkis Vissandjee --Childbirth in Zimbabwe /Thubelihle Mathole and Simukai Shamu --Childbirth in Nigeria /Hadiza Shehu Galadanci and Suwaiba Ibrahim Sani --Childbirth in Tanzania: Individual, Family, Community /David P. Urassa, Andrea B. Pembe and Bruno F. Sunguya --Culture, Pregnancy and Childbirth in Uganda: Surviving the Women's Battle /Grace Bantebya Kyomuhendo --Childbirth Experiences in Malawi /Lennie Adeline Kamwendo --Navajo Birth: A Bridge Between the Past and the Future /R. Cruz Begay --Childbirth in the Mayan Communities /Linda V. Walsh --Converting Birth on Simbo, Western Solomon Islands /Christine Dureau --Childbirth in Australia: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women /Sue Kildea and M. Wardaguga
Encyclopaedia of classical Indian sciences : natural science, technology, medicine( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Happiness across cultures : views of happiness and quality of life in non-Western cultures by Helaine Selin( Book )

12 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Different cultures experience happiness differently. Traditionally, the West is considered materialistic, and happiness is said to come from achievement and acquisition. The East is said to be more people-oriented, where happiness is a result of deep personal interactions. Thus, poor people can be happier in the East than the West, because they are not so concerned with possession and more with society. This book considers happiness and quality of life in non-Western countries and cultures. Its coverage is diverse and spans the breadth of the non-Western world, revealing unique perspectives of happiness and life quality embedded in rich cultural traditions and histories
Parenting across cultures : childrearing, motherhood and fatherhood in non-Western cultures by Helaine Selin( Book )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"There is a strong connection between culture and parenting. What is acceptable in one culture is frowned upon in another. This applies to behavior after birth, encouragement in early childhood, and regulation and freedom during adolescence. There are differences in affection and distance, harshness and repression, and acceptance and criticism ... This clearly differs from parent to parent, but there is just as clearly a connection to culture."--Publishers website
Encyclopedia of the history of science, technology and medicine in non-western cultures( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encyclopedia of the history of science, technology and medicine in non-western cultures( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encyclopaedia of the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine in Non-Western Cultures by Helaine Selin( )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encyclopaedia of the history of science, technology, and medicine in non-western cultures : with 107 tables( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medicine across cultures : the history of non-Western medicine( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encyclopaedia of the history of science, technology, and medicine in Non-Western cultures( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here, at last, is the massively updated and augmented second edition of this landmark encyclopedia. It 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. 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
Encyclopaedia of the history of science, technology, and medicine in Non-Western cultures( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here, at last, is the massively updated and augmented second edition of this landmark encyclopedia. It 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. 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
Encyclopaedia of the history of science, technology, and medicine in non-western cultures : with 107 tables( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parenting Across Cultures : Childrearing by Helaine Selin( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encyclopaedia of the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine in Non-Western Cultures by Helaine Selin( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

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Mathematics across cultures : the history of non-western mathematicsMedicine across cultures : history and practice of medicine in non-Western culturesNature across cultures : views of nature and the environment in non-western culturesAstronomy across cultures : the history of non-Western astronomyChildbirth across cultures : ideas and practices of pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartumEncyclopedia of the history of science, technology and medicine in non-western culturesEncyclopaedia of the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine in Non-Western CulturesEncyclopaedia of the history of science, technology, and medicine in non-western cultures : with 107 tables