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Helaine Selin (born 1946) is an American librarian, author and the editor of several bestselling books.

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CareerEdit

Selin attended Binghamton University, where she earned her bachelor's degree.[1] She received her MLS from SUNY Albany.[1] She was a Peace Corps volunteer[1] from the fall of 1967 through the summer of 1969 as an English teacher in Malawi. She retired in 2012 from being the science librarian at Hampshire College.

Selin is well known for being the editor of Encyclopaedia of the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine in Non-Western Cultures (1997) which is one of the first books which allows readers to "compare a variety of traditional systems of mathematics and cosmologies."[2] Mathematics Across Cultures: The History of Non-Western Mathematics (2000), is considered by Mathematical Intelligencer as a companion to the Encyclopaedia of the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine in Non-Western Cultures.[3] The journal, Mathematics and Computer Education, wrote that Mathematics Across Cultures filled a gap in the history of mathematics and was "an exciting collection of papers on ethnomathematics."[4] Selin's editorial work, Nature Across Cultures: Views of Nature and the Environment in Non-Western Cultures (2003), was considered by Polylog to be a "valuable source for intercultural philosophers."[5] Selin edited the Encyclopaedia of Classical Indian Sciences (2007), which she said she worked on for six years.[6]

BibliographyEdit

  • (ed.) Encyclopaedia of the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine in Non-Western Cultures, Dordrecht; Boston: Kluwer Academic, 1997.
  • (ed. with Xiaochun Sun) Astronomy Across Cultures: the history of non-Western astronomy, Dordrecht; Boston: Kluwer Academic, 2000. Science across cultures 1.
  • (ed. with Ubiratan D'Ambrosio) Mathematics Across Cultures: the history of non-western mathematics, Dordrecht; Boston: Kluwer Academic, 2000. Science across cultures 2.
  • (ed. with Hugh Shapiro) Medicine Across Cultures: history and practice of medicine in non-Western cultures, Dordrecht; Boston: Kluwer Academic, 2003. Science across cultures 3.
  • (ed. with Arne Kalland) Nature Across Cultures: views of nature and the environment in non-western cultures, Dordrecht; Boston: Kluwer Academic, 2003. Science across cultures 4.
  • (ed. with Roddam Narasimha) Encyclopaedia of classical Indian sciences, Hyderabad: Universities Press, distributed by Orient Longman, 2007.
  • (ed.) Encyclopaedia of the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine in Non-Western Cultures, 2nd. edition. New York, Berlin: Springer, 2008.
  • (ed. with Pamela Kendall Stone) Childbirth across cultures: ideas and practices of pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum, Dordrecht; New York : Springer, 2009. Science across cultures 5.
  • (ed. with Gareth Davey) Happiness across cultures: views of happiness and quality of life in non-Western cultures, Dordrecht; New York: Springer, 2012. Science across cultures 6.
  • "Parenting Across Cultures: Childrearing, Motherhood and Fatherhood in Non-Western Cultures". Dordrecht; New York: Springer, 2014.
  • (ed.) Encyclopaedia of the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine in Non-Western Cultures, 3rd. edition. New York, Berlin: Springer, 2016.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "About Helaine". Helaine Selin. Hampshire College. Retrieved 22 January 2016. 
  2. ^ Merson, John (1999). "A Massive Compendium - But No CD-Rom!". Metascience. 8: 494. Retrieved 22 January 2016 – via EBSCO. (Subscription required (help)). 
  3. ^ Bellosta, Héléne (2005). "Mathematics Across Cultures". Mathematical Intelligencer. 27 (2): 85–88. Retrieved 22 January 2016 – via EBSCO. (Subscription required (help)). 
  4. ^ Rauff, James V. (1 October 2002). "Mathematics across Cultures: The History of Non-Western Mathematics". Mathematics and Computer Education. Retrieved 22 January 2016 – via HighBeam Research. (Subscription required (help)). 
  5. ^ Baatz, Ursula (2004). "Nature Across Cultures". Polylog: Forum for Intercultural Philosophy. ISSN 1616-2943. Retrieved 22 January 2016. 
  6. ^ "An Authentic Version of History of Indian Science". The Hindu. 9 January 2007. Retrieved 22 January 2016. 

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