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The Books of Autolykos: On a Moving Sphere and On Risings and Settings

​The Greek mathematician Autolykos wrote these treatises around 320 BC. They form the oldest material on Greek mathematical astronomy that has survived in a well preserved form. The books contain the complete Greek text and its translation into English, the latter published for the first time, while the Greek text is based on the critical edition of Joseph Mogenet. The Books of Autolykos deal with the simple geometry of points and large circles on a sphere, applying the axiomatic method systematically for the first time. These treatises give a clear insight into the status of Greek mathematical astronomy just before the initiation of the famous School of Alexandria. ​

The Healthy Kitchen المطبخ الصحي

​​Traditional food recipes based on ancestral knowledge are a cultural treasure and deserve preservation. Such is the case with the recipes contained in this book, the outcome of a project entitled “Wild Edible Plants: Promoting Dietary Diversity in Poor Communities of Lebanon," conducted by AUB's Department of Nutrition and Food Science; the Environment and Sustainable Development Unit (ESDU) of AUB's Faculty of Agriculture and Food Sciences; and AUB's Nature Conservation Center (previously, IBSAR – the Initiative for Biodiversity Studies in Arid Regions). The project was funded by the International Development Research Center (IDRC).

The Profile of a Neighborhood: Health & Well-Being in Ras Beirut

​The Profile of a Neighborhood presents an overview of the findings of the Ras Beirut Well-Being Survey, conducted in 2009–2010 by members of AUB's Faculty of Health Sciences. It represents the efforts of a multidisciplinary team drawn from across the American University of Beirut, and provides the first systematic portrait of Ras Beirut in the last forty years. The survey's goal was to provide up-to-date sociological, demographic, and health information about neighborhood residents, a valuable snapshot of life in Ras Beirut shortly before the conflict in Syria brought an influx of Syrian citizens to the neighborhood. The book presents a wide variety of statistical details about the residents of Ras Beirut, including marital status, nationality, household structure, religiosity, income and household wealth, education, and quality of life. Its findings suggest that even in Ras Beirut, which is considered an affluent neighborhood of which AUB is a part, it is possible to find extremes existing side by side—wealth and poverty, social and economic inequality, and the corresponding effects on well-being.