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Encyclopaedia of the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine in Non-Westen Cultures

Encyclopaedia of the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine in Non-Westen Cultures

Author: Helaine Selin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0792340663

Category: History

Page: 1168

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The Encyclopaedia fills a gap in both the history of science and in cultural stud ies. Reference works on other cultures tend either to omit science completely or pay little attention to it, and those on the history of science almost always start with the Greeks, with perhaps a mention of the Islamic world as a trans lator of Greek scientific works. The purpose of the Encyclopaedia is to bring together knowledge of many disparate fields in one place and to legitimize the study of other cultures' science. Our aim is not to claim the superiority of other cultures, but to engage in a mutual exchange of ideas. The Western aca demic divisions of science, technology, and medicine have been united in the Encyclopaedia because in ancient cultures these disciplines were connected. This work contributes to redressing the balance in the number of reference works devoted to the study of Western science, and encourages awareness of cultural diversity. The Encyclopaedia is the first compilation of this sort, and it is testimony both to the earlier Eurocentric view of academia as well as to the widened vision of today. There is nothing that crosses disciplinary and geographic boundaries, dealing with both scientific and philosophical issues, to the extent that this work does. xi PERSONAL NOTE FROM THE EDITOR Many years ago I taught African history at a secondary school in Central Africa.

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Science, and Technology in Islam

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Science, and Technology in Islam

Author: Salim Ayduz

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199812578

Category: Religion

Page: 1152

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Science, and Technology in Islam provides both an overview and a comprehensive and detailed survey of the main features of philosophy, science, medicine and technology in the Muslim world. The level of entries are scholarly, based on primary and secondary sources, and aimed at advanced students of Islamic philosophy and science. The selection of entries as well as their content reflect the highest academic standards and most recent research in the field, providing scholars and advanced students with in-depth surveys on the most important issues in the study of these topics, serving as the authoritative reference work on this important area of research.

Mobile Devices and Smart Gadgets in Medical Sciences

Mobile Devices and Smart Gadgets in Medical Sciences

Author: Umair, Sajid

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799825227

Category: Medical

Page: 363

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Each day, new applications and methods are developed for utilizing technology in the field of medical sciences, both as diagnostic tools and as methods for patients to access their medical information through their personal gadgets. However, the maximum potential for the application of new technologies within the medical field has not yet been realized. Mobile Devices and Smart Gadgets in Medical Sciences is a pivotal reference source that explores different mobile applications, tools, software, and smart gadgets and their applications within the field of healthcare. Covering a wide range of topics such as artificial intelligence, telemedicine, and oncology, this book is ideally designed for medical practitioners, mobile application developers, technology developers, software experts, computer engineers, programmers, ICT innovators, policymakers, researchers, academicians, and students.

Elementary Food Science

Elementary Food Science

Author: Richard Owusu-Apenten

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030654337

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 602

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Following the success of the popular introductory text,Elementary Food Science(5th edition) coversabroad range of food science topics organized infour parts; Part (1)Interrelated food science topics, Part (2)Food safety & sanitation, Part (3)Food preservation and processing and Part (4)Handling & processing of foods. The opening two chapters discuss what food science actually is, the significanceforsociety, and the large contribution of the food industry to jobs and revenue in the USA and globally. Succeeding chapterscover food regulatory agencies, food labels, food quality and sensory evaluation, and consumer food literacy. Part (2)hastwo new chapters explaininghow microbes affect food quality,and alsofoodborne disease outbreaks; GMP is described independently and as a prerequisite for HACCP, VACCP andTACCPfood-safety management systems. Part (3) containstwo new chapters dealing with basic aspects of food processing, and the quality of dried foods. Part (4) covershandling and processing major food commodity groups (meat, dairy products, poultry and eggs, fish and shellfish, cereal grains, bakery products, fruits and vegetables, sugar confectionary). A new final chapter coversthe foodservice industry. The text highlights food science links with industry uniquelyusing the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). Overall, the book is thoroughly modernized with over 1500 references cited in recognition of thousands of named food scientists and other professionals. The target readership remain unchanged for the current edition, i.e. Students of food science fromsenior high school, colleges or universities. Sections of the book will also appeal toadvanced readers from other disciplines with perhaps little or noprior food science experience. Additionally, readers covering the intersection of food science with culinary arts, foodservices, and nutritionor public health will find the book useful.