WorldCat Identities

Selin, Helaine 1946-

Overview
Works: 26 works in 149 publications in 1 language and 4,555 library holdings
Genres: History  Encyclopedias  Cross-cultural studies  Bibliography 
Roles: Editor, Other
Classifications: Q124.8, 509
Publication Timeline
Key
Publications about  Helaine Selin Publications about Helaine Selin
Publications by  Helaine Selin Publications by Helaine Selin
Most widely held works by Helaine Selin
Encyclopaedia of the history of science, technology, and medicine in non-western cultures by Helaine Selin ( Book )
40 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 1,391 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
Medicine across cultures history and practice of medicine in non-Western cultures by Helaine Selin ( )
16 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 917 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Medicine Across Cultures: The 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
Childbirth across cultures ideas and practices of pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum by Pamela Kendall Stone ( )
16 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book will explore the childbirth process through globally diverse perspectives in order to offer a broader context with which to think about birth. We will address multiple rituals and management models surrounding the labor and birth process from communities across the globe. Labor and birth are biocultural events that are managed in countless ways. We are particularly interested in the notion of power. Who controls the pregnancy and the birth? Is it the hospital, the doctor, or the in-laws, and in which cultures does the mother have the control? These decisions, regarding place of birth
Mathematics across cultures : the history of non-western mathematics by Helaine Selin ( Book )
9 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 379 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
Happiness across cultures views of happiness and quality of life in non-Western cultures by Helaine Selin ( )
12 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 356 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
Science across cultures : an annotated bibliography of books on non-western science, technology, and medicine by Helaine Selin ( Book )
4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nature across cultures : views of nature and the environment in non-western cultures by Helaine Selin ( Book )
10 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 233 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
Parenting across cultures : childrearing, motherhood and fatherhood in non-Western cultures by Helaine Selin ( )
10 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 223 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. Some parents insist on obedience; others are concerned with individual development. This clearly differs from parent to parent, but there is just as clearly a connection to culture. This bookincludes chapters on China, Colombia, Jordan, Kenya, the Philippines, Thailand, Korea, Vietnam, Brazil, Native Americans and Australians, Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Ecuador, Cuba, Pakistan, Nigeria, Morocco, and several other countries. Beside this, the authors address depression, academic achievement, behavior, adolescent identity, abusive parenting, grandparents as parents, fatherhood, parental agreement and disagreement, emotional availability and stepparents
Astronomy across cultures : the history of non-Western astronomy by Helaine Selin ( Book )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 218 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
Encyclopaedia of classical Indian sciences : natural science, technology, medicine ( Book )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 16 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 ( )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 2 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 2 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 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sundials in China by Edoardo Proverbio ( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
0
Audience Level
1
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.63 (from 0.00 for Sundials i ... to 0.92 for Medicine a ...)
Alternative Names
Selin, H.
Languages
English (143)
Covers