The second edition of this landmark encyclopaedia will contain 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
  • Philosophical articles on concepts and ideas related to the study of non-Western Science, such as Rationality, Objectivity, and Method, Religion and Science, East and West, and Magic and Science
  • Articles on topics such as Native American Mathematics, Polynesian Navigation, Korean Maps, and African Metallurgy
  • Biographical articles for those cultures where individual scientists are known to us, such as China and the Islamic world.

Editors and affiliations

  • Helaine Selin
    • 1
  1. 1.Hampshire CollegeAmherstUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg New York 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-4559-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-4425-0
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Number Of Entries 752
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