Helaine Selin

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

She is perhaps most famous for being the editor of Encyclopaedia of the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine in Non-Western Cultures (1997). She has also edited the book series Science Across Cultures.

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She received her undergraduate degree from SUNY Binghamton and MLS from SUNY Albany. She served in the Peace Corps from the fall of 1967 through the summer of 1969 as an English teacher in Karonga, Malawi. She retired in 2012 from being the science librarian at Hampshire College.

Bibliography[edit]

  • (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.

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