The Historical Development of Science and Technology in Nigeria

The Historical Development of Science and Technology in Nigeria

Areas discussed in this text include traditional methods of food processing, cassava-processing technology in the contemporary period, textile technology, and pedagogy and science teaching in Nigeria.

Author: Gloria Thomas-Emeagwali

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015029446641

Category: Technology & Engineering

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Areas discussed in this text include traditional methods of food processing, cassava-processing technology in the contemporary period, textile technology, and pedagogy and science teaching in Nigeria. There is also a specific focus on gender and technology. The text concentrates on the historical dimension but approaches the subject in the context of multidisciplinary interpretation.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Reader s Guide to the History of Science

Reader s Guide to the History of Science

The Historical Development of Science and Technology in Nigeria, Lampeter, Wales, and Lewiston, New York: Edwin Mellen Press, 1992 Thomas-Emeagwali, Gloria (ed.), Science and Technology in African History with Case Studies from Nigeria, ...

Author: Arne Hessenbruch

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134263011

Category: History

Page: 965

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The Reader's Guide to the History of Science looks at the literature of science in some 550 entries on individuals (Einstein), institutions and disciplines (Mathematics), general themes (Romantic Science) and central concepts (Paradigm and Fact). The history of science is construed widely to include the history of medicine and technology as is reflected in the range of disciplines from which the international team of 200 contributors are drawn.
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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

Traditional food preservation with plant extracts is exemplified in the processing of Nigerian palm wine and nono with nohe and kuka. ... In The Historical Development of Science and Technology in Nigeria. Ed. Gloria Thomas-Emeagwali.

Author: Helaine Selin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401714167

Category: History

Page: 1117

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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.
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Encyclopaedia of the History of Science Technology and Medicine in Non Western Cultures

Encyclopaedia of the History of Science  Technology  and Medicine in Non Western Cultures

Changes in Cassava Processing Technology in Nigeria. The Historical Development of Science and Technology in Nigeria. Ed. Gloria Thomas-Emeagwali. New York: Edwin Mellen Press, 1992. 47—61. Ene, J. C. Insects and Man in West Africa.

Author: Helaine Selin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402045592

Category: Science

Page: 2415

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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.
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Role Of Women In The Development Of Science And Technology In The Third World Proceedings Of The Conference Organized By The Canadian International Development Agency And The Third World Academy Of Sciences

Role Of Women In The Development Of Science And Technology In The Third World   Proceedings Of The Conference Organized By The Canadian International Development Agency And The Third World Academy Of Sciences

This is because of the country's firm belief in the role science and technology can play in development of the nation. In Nigeria both males and females are actively involved in development of S and T, though in varying degrees.

Author: A M Faruqui

Publisher: #N/A

ISBN: 9789814632959

Category:

Page: 992

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This conference was organised by the Third World Academy of Sciences in collaboration with the Canadian International Development Agency. For the 250 female scientist participants from distant lands and diverse cultures from the Caribbean to the Far East, the conference proved a stimulating experience to recognize their strength in terms of numbers and achievements, to forge new links, nationally and internationally, and to demonstrate that science is independent of gender and is no longer an exclusively male-dominated preserve. The first part of the proceedings deals with the global, Third World and national perspectives of the theme “Women and Science” and the second highlights the scientific contributions by Third World women scientists, their personal experiences and scientific reports. The publication of these proceedings would serve as a potentially effective strategy aimed at enhancing the status of women scientists, not only in the Third World but worldwide.
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Nigeria s Stumbling Democracy and Its Implications for Africa s Democratic Movement

Nigeria s Stumbling Democracy and Its Implications for Africa s Democratic Movement

She is the author of numerous books, including Africa and the Academy: Challenging Hegemonic Discourses on Africa (2006) and Historical Development of Science and Technology in Nigeria (1992). TOYIN FALOLA is a fellow of the Nigerian ...

Author: Victor Oguejiofor Okafor

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313355868

Category: Political Science

Page: 190

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Leading scholars of Nigerian politics analyze what went wrong in Nigeria's controversial general elections of April 2007, and the implications for the future of the democratic movement in Africa.
Categories: Political Science

Historical Dictionary of Nigeria

Historical Dictionary of Nigeria

BIBLIOGRAPHY • 421 C. Science and Technology Andah, Bassey W. Nigeria's Indigenous Technology. Ibadan: Ibadan University Press, 1992. Emeagwali, Gloria T. The Historical Development of Science and Technology in Nigeria.

Author: Toyin Falola

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810863162

Category: History

Page: 466

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Since independence in 1960, Nigeria has undergone tremendous change shaped by political instability, rapid population growth, and economic turbulence. The Historical Dictionary of Nigeria introduces Nigeria's rich and complex history. Readers will find a wealth of information on important contemporary issues like AIDS, human rights, petroleum, and faith-based conflict.
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History of Mathematics in Africa 1986 1999

History of Mathematics in Africa  1986 1999

#115 Thomas-Emeagwali, Gloria (Ed.): The historical development of science and technology in Nigeria, Edwin Mellen Press, P. O. Box 450, Lewiston, NY 14092 (USA), 1992, 192 pp. Analyses traditional methods of food processing, ...

Author: Paulus Gerdes

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781105118074

Category: Mathematics

Page: 890

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Categories: Mathematics

Mathematics in African History and Cultures

Mathematics in African History and Cultures

THOM-92a 1992a Thomas-Emeagwali, Gloria (Ed.): The historical development of science and technology in Nigeria, Edwin Mellen Press, Lewiston NY (USA), 192 p. Analyses traditional methods of food processing, cassava-processing technology ...

Author: Paulus Gerdes

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781430315377

Category: History

Page: 430

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This volume constitutes an updated version of the bibliography published in 2004 by the African Mathematical Union. The African Studies Association attributed the original edition a 'ÂÂspecial mention'ÂÂ in the 2006 Conover-Porter Award competition. The book contains over 1600 bibliographic entries. The appendices contain additional bibliographic information on (1) mathematicians of the Diaspora, (2) publications by Africans on the history of mathematics outside Africa, (3) time-reckoning and astronomy in African history and cultures, (4) string figures in Africa, (5) examples of books published by African mathematicians, (6) board games in Africa, (7) research inspired by geometric aspects of the 'ÂÂsona'ÂÂ tradition. The book concludes with several indices (subject, country, region, author, ethnographic and linguistic, journal, mathematicians). Professor Jan Persens of the University of the Western Cape (South Africa) and president of the African Mathematical Union (2000-2004) wrote the preface.
Categories: History

Entrepreneurship in Africa

Entrepreneurship in Africa

Gloria Chuku, Igbo Women and Economic Transformation in Southeast Nigeria, 1900–1960 (New York: Routledge, 2013). 19. Gloria Thomas-Emeagwali, ed., The Historical Development of Science and Technology in Nigeria (Lewiston, ...

Author: Moses E. Ochonu

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253032621

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 392

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A tapestry of innovation, ideas, and commerce, Africa and its entrepreneurial hubs are deeply connected to those of the past. Moses E. Ochonu and an international group of contributors explore the lived experiences of African innovators who have created value for themselves and their communities. Profiles of vendors, farmers, craftspeople, healers, spiritual consultants, warriors, musicians, technological innovators, political mobilizers, and laborers featured in this volume show African models of entrepreneurship in action. As a whole, the essays consider the history of entrepreneurship in Africa, illustrating its multiple origins and showing how it differs from the Western capitalist experience. As they establish historical patterns of business creativity, these explorations open new avenues for understanding indigenous enterprise and homegrown commerce and their relationship to social, economic, and political debates in Africa today.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Palgrave Handbook of African Education and Indigenous Knowledge

The Palgrave Handbook of African Education and Indigenous Knowledge

Science and Technology in African History. Edited by Thomas-Emeagwali. Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen. Emeagwali, Gloria, ed. 1992b. The Historical Development of Science and Technology in Nigeria. Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen.

Author: Jamaine M. Abidogun

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030382773

Category: Education

Page: 808

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This handbook explores the evolution of African education in historical perspectives as well as the development within its three systems–Indigenous, Islamic, and Western education models—and how African societies have maintained and changed their approaches to education within and across these systems. African education continues to find itself at once preserving its knowledge, while integrating Islamic and Western aspects in order to compete within this global reality. Contributors take up issues and themes of the positioning, resistance, accommodation, and transformations of indigenous education in relationship to the introduction of Islamic and later Western education. Issues and themes raised acknowledge the contemporary development and positioning of indigenous education within African societies and provide understanding of how indigenous education works within individual societies and national frameworks as an essential part of African contemporary society.
Categories: Education

African Indigenous Knowledge and the Disciplines

African Indigenous Knowledge and the Disciplines

Case study of medicinal plant research in Guinea. ... The indigenous as a site on decolonizing knowledge for conventional development and the link with education: ... Historical development of science and technology in Nigeria.

Author: Gloria Emeagwali

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789462097704

Category: Education

Page: 180

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This text explores the multidisciplinary context of African Indigenous Knowledge Systems from scholars and scholar activists committed to the interrogation, production, articulation, dissemination and general development of endogenous and indigenous modes of intellectual activity and praxis. The work reinforces the demand for the decolonization of the academy and makes the case for a paradigmatic shift in content, subject matter and curriculum in institutions in Africa and elsewhere – with a view to challenging and rejecting disinformation and intellectual servitude. Indigenous intellectual discourses related to diverse disciplines take center stage in this volume with a focus on education, mathematics, medicine, chemistry and engineering in their historical and contemporary context.
Categories: Education

Africa Counts

Africa Counts

Encyclopedia of the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine in Non-Western Cultures. Dordrecht/Boston/London:Kluwer ... The Historical Development of Science and Technology in Nigeria. Lewiston, ME: Edwin Mellen Press. , ed. 1992b.

Author: Claudia Zaslavsky

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 9781613741153

Category: Mathematics

Page: 368

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This fascinating study of mathematical thinking among sub-Saharan African peoples covers counting in words and in gestures; measuring time, distance, weight, and other quantities; manipulating money and keeping accounts; number systems; patterns in music, poetry, art, and architecture; and number magic and taboos. African games such as mankala and elaborate versions of tic-tac-toe show how complex this thinking can be. An invaluable resource for students, teachers, and others interested in African cultures and multiculturalism, this third edition is updated with an introduction covering two decades of new research in the ethnomathematics of Africa.
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African Indigenous Knowledge and the Sciences

African Indigenous Knowledge and the Sciences

Sense publishers, 2014); Historical Development of Science and Technology in Nigeria. NY: Lewiston, Edwin Mellen, 1992; African Systems of Science, Technology and Art. London: Karnak, 1993; Africa and the Academy : Challenging Hegemonic ...

Author: Gloria Emeagwali

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789463005159

Category: Education

Page: 220

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This book is an intellectual journey into epistemology, pedagogy, physics, architecture, medicine and metallurgy. The focus is on various dimensions of African Indigenous Knowledge (AIK) with an emphasis on the sciences, an area that has been neglected in AIK discourse. The authors provide diverse views and perspectives on African indigenous scientific and technological knowledge that can benefit a wide spectrum of academics, scholars, students, development agents, and policy makers, in both governmental and non-governmental organizations, and enable critical and alternative analyses and possibilities for understanding science and technology in an African historical and contemporary context.
Categories: Education

Nigeria Nationalism and Writing History

Nigeria  Nationalism  and Writing History

Nationalist historians argue that the understanding of the past is part of the process of building a nation and generating development. Perhaps, one way to better show this connection would be to focus on science and technology, ...

Author: Toyin Falola

Publisher: University Rochester Press

ISBN: 9781580463584

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 333

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The book traces the history of writing about Nigeria since the nineteenth century, with an emphasis on the rise of nationalist historiography and the leading themes.
Categories: Literary Collections

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INTEGRATIVE HUMANISM GHANA Vol 8 No 1

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INTEGRATIVE HUMANISM GHANA Vol 8  No 1

Synesis, A Journal of Science,Technology,Ethicssnd Policy. Naaneen,B.B.B(2015) The Prosperity and Poverty of Nations: Using Global Models to Explain and Mitigate Underdevelopment in Nigeria. Inaugural Lecture No.119.

Author: Department of Classics and Philosophy University of Cape Coast, Ghana

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780244368494

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Building Agricultural Institutions

Building Agricultural Institutions

Science, Technology and Nigerian Development” [Interview with Yakubu Gowon], Impact of Science on Society 22 (January-June ... Quoted in H. Vine, “Some Comments on the History of Agricultural Research in Nigeria,” Nigerian Agricultural ...

Author: Arthur A Goldsmith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429714634

Category: Social Science

Page:

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Categories: Social Science

Science and Technology in African History with Case Studies from Nigeria Sierra Leone Zimbabwe and Zambia

Science and Technology in African History with Case Studies from Nigeria  Sierra Leone  Zimbabwe  and Zambia

In science the areas of focus in this study include: mathematics, medicine, and the sociology of medicine as well as biologically-based warfare. In technology: iron, gold, diamond, and glass-making technologies dominate.

Author: Gloria Thomas-Emeagwali

Publisher: Edwin Mellen Press

ISBN: 0773495576

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 204

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In science the areas of focus in this study include: mathematics, medicine, and the sociology of medicine as well as biologically-based warfare. In technology: iron, gold, diamond, and glass-making technologies dominate. Three of the cases of metallurgical development are centered on the pre-colonial periods. Chapters examine deficiencies and offer critical analyses of contemporary state policies in the areas of Nigeria and Zambia.
Categories: Technology & Engineering