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Science in Russia and the Soviet Union

A Short History (Cambridge Studies in the History of Science)

by Loren R. Graham

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Published by Cambridge University Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • History of science,
  • Soviet Union,
  • Science,
  • Science/Mathematics,
  • History,
  • Science / History,
  • Science--Soviet Union--History,
  • Technology / General

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages351
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7735606M
    ISBN 100521287898
    ISBN 109780521287890


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Science in Russia and the Soviet Union by Loren R. Graham Download PDF EPUB FB2

Loren Graham presents the first concise, modern history of science in Russia, the Soviet Union, and the commonwealth of Independent States. Thoroughly up to date, the volume covers the Czarist period, the impact of the Russian Revolution, the relationship between science and Soviet society, the strengths of various scientific disciplines, and the effect of the fall of by:   His Science, Philosophy, and Human Behavior in the Soviet Union was n Professor Loren R.

Graham, Ph.D. (Columbia University, ; B.A., Chemical Engineering, Perdue University, ), is Professor Emeritus of History of Science in MIT's Program in Science, Technology and Society.4/5. Science in Russia and the Soviet Union: A Short History Loren R. Graham Although by the s the Soviet scientific establishment became the largest in the world, little is known about it.

In Science in Russia and the Soviet Union, Loren R. Graham presents a concise overview of the development of science and scientific institutions in Russia and the Soviet Union. This is a very readable account, interesting not only to those students interested in the history of science, but to anyone interested in the history of Russia and the USSR.

The main theme of the book is the shaping of science and scientific institutions in Russia and the Soviet Union by social, economic, and political factors.

Russian society and culture have been strikingly different from the society and culture of Western Europe, where modern science. The main theme of this book on the history of Russian science is the shaping of scientific theories and institutions in Russia and the Soviet Union by social, economic and political factors.

Major sections include the Tsarist period, the impact of the Russian. Science in Russia and the Soviet Union This book is an excellent as an introductory chapter into the scientific culture of Russia. It begins with the development of science before theunder Imperial Russia, and it furthers the story on into the October Revolution and science under the Soviet Union.

Francis Spufford is an award-winning writer and a senior lecturer at Goldsmiths College, London. His latest book Red Plenty is about Russia in the s and s, and the economists who tried to make good on Khrushchev’s impossible Science in Russia and the Soviet Union book that Soviet citizens would shortly be richer than Americans.

One of the best things about traveling through literature is the ability to visit countries all around the world; exploring their histories, their landscapes, and their people, all without leaving your own living room. Below are five books that explore Russia and the former Soviet Union.

{{ean1}}Author: Maria Burel. - welcome to the wonderful world of soviet books. - this site attempts to catalogue the amazing books in english, hindi and other indian languages, published the soviet union (ussr).

- many of these books are available for sale at reasonable prices. - these are the original books printed in s and s by mir, progress, and raduga publishers. Science In Russia and the Soviet Union. By Loren R. Graham. Cambridge University Press,pp. $ Purchase. Stay informed.

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The history of science and technology in Russian and the Soviet Union is a field of study that is underdeveloped in the West, and good books on the subject in English or other West European languages are correspondingly rare. Nonetheless, a number sources exist, as the following bibliography illustrates.

Download and Read Science in Russia and the Soviet Union Online Book PDF. ByLoren R. Graham. Total Download 5 “There is no friend as loyal as a book.” -Ernest Hemingway Synopsis. By the s the Soviet scientific establishment had become the largest in the world, but very little of its history was known in the West.

Science and technology in the Soviet Union served as an important part of national politics, practices, and identity. From the time of Lenin until the dissolution of the USSR in the early s, both science and technology were intimately linked to the ideology and practical functioning of the Soviet state, and were pursued along paths both similar and distinct from models in other.

Science fiction and fantasy have been part of mainstream Russian literature since the 19th century. Russian fantasy developed from the centuries-old traditions of Slavic mythology and folklore.

Russian science fiction emerged in the midth century and rose to its golden age during the Soviet era, both in cinema and literature, with writers like the Strugatsky brothers. Books That Inspired The Soviet Union The Communist Manifesto: A Modern Edition (Karl Marx & Friedrich Engels) The Communist Manifesto is probably one of the books that has impacted the world the most.

The book is an introduction to Marxism, an ideology that inspired Lenin to lead the masses to rise up against the ruling elite and try to work for a fairer. Also included in the book are new materials obtained and developed by the author after the publication of the first two editions (in Russian).

This additional information is from the archives of the Soviet Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Soviet Writers' Union et al. in Moscow and St Petersburg. Buy Science in Russia and Soviet Union: A Short History (Cambridge Studies in the History of Science) Revised ed.

by Graham (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.4/5(1). Lysenkoism (Russian: Лысе́нковщина, tr. Lysenkovshchina) was a political campaign led by Trofim Lysenko against genetics and science-based agriculture in the midth century, rejecting natural selection in favour of Lamarckism and exaggerated claims for the benefits of vernalization and o served as the director of the Soviet Union's Lenin All-Union Academy of.

I got a chance to compare Russian and American calculus teaching when I was a student at Berkeley, which is one of the best science and math universities anywhere. I entered school thinking I wanted to be a chemist or biologist, maybe a physicist. Oh man.

Oh man It will take you YEARS of reading all good Russian and Soviet sci-fi. Where do I start. Alexander Belyaev - Russian Jules Verne, nuff said. My favourite: 1. Professor Dowell's Head 2.

The Ruler of the World Amphibian Man 4. In ten concise and compelling chapters, The Soviet Union covers the entire Soviet Union experience from the years to by putting the focus on three major themes: warfare, welfare, and empire. Throughout the book, Mark Edele—a noted expert on the topic—clearly demonstrates that the Soviet Union was more than simply "Russia."Author: Mark Edele.

In the s, Joseph Stalin tried to turn science into an arm of the Russian state, putting researchers under strict political control to ensure their obedience.

The 'nationality question' was long central to Soviet thought and policy, and the failure to provide a convincing answer played a major role in the break-up of the Soviet Union into ethnically or nationally defined states.

Zisserman-Brodsky explores various explanations of nationalism and its resurgence through a close and unprecedented examination of dissident. Making use of newly available archive material, this book provides the first systematic and accessible overview of church-state relations in the Soviet Union.

John Anderson explores the shaping of Soviet religious policy from the death of Stalin until the collapse of communism, and considers the place of religion in the post-Soviet by:   Ings’s finely crafted and informative book is a must read for understanding how the ideas of scientific knowledge and technology were distorted and subverted for decades across the Soviet Union.

The Soviet Children’s Books That Broke the Rules of Propaganda How folk tales and traditional life snuck into avant-garde kids’ books in the s. Stalin turned out to be one of history’s greatest mass murderers but he 'tried to light up (the Soviet Union) with the fitful glow of science' Joseph.

My project is a history of what happens to science, not just in Russia but globally, after the collapse of the Soviet Union. When the Soviet Union starts to disintegrate – let’s say in – it has the largest scientific and technical infrastructure of any country in the world: the most scientists and engineers under employment, the.

Read the full-text online edition of A Guide to the Soviet Union (). Home» Browse» Books» Book details, A Guide to the Soviet Union. A Guide to the Soviet Union. By William M. Mandel. No cover image. A Guide to the Soviet Union Russia--Civilization; Soviet Union.

Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), Rus. Soyuz Sovetskikh Sotsialisticheskikh Respublik, former republic. It was established in and dissolved in The Soviet Union was the first state to be based on Marxist socialism (see also Marxism; communism).Until the Communist party indirectly controlled all levels of government; the party's politburo.

Like the Soviet Union itself, the “science” of Trofim Lysenko has been consigned to the dustbin of history. Yet the dangers of Lysenkoism—of subsuming biology to ideology—continue to lurk.

The Soviets at Work: The International Position of the Russian Soviet Republic and the Fundamental Problems of the Socialist Revolution (fifth edition; New York: Rand School of Social Science, ), by Vladimir Ilʹich Lenin.

Biography / History / Social life and customs / Description and travel / Journeys / Emperors / Romanov, house of / Soviet union / Kings and rulers / Political science / Alexandra, empress, consort of nicholas ii, emperor of russia, / Nicholas ii, emperor of russia,   David King's collection of images provides a valuable record of the Soviet Union's elusive past Robert Service Sat 22 May EDT First published on.

A network of health centers formed by the Soviet Union in the s is providing expertise in quarantines and epidemic response for Covid Scientists at a Soviet antiplague center in the late.

As a student of Russian at Cambridge, Mr Reddaway was drawn into the dissidents’ shadowy world, making the first of three visits to the Soviet Union in The Christian Science Monitor is an international news organization that delivers thoughtful, global coverage via its website, weekly magazine, online daily edition, and email newsletters.

That war, the “War on the Eastern Front,” is known in the Soviet Union and Russia as Velikaya Otechestvennaya Voyna—the “Great Patriotic War.” It lasted for 1, days, and between twenty-six and twenty-seven million Soviet people, mostly civilians, died.

Even after the Western Allies got ashore in Europe, the Soviet Union was still. Morton's greenhouses all have a Russian word transcribed on them - 'Целина' ('Tselina') which roughly translates as 'virgin soil'.

This word used to have a deep cultural meaning in the USSR: throughout the existence of the country, there were big waves to develop uncultivated lands in different corners of the Soviet Union.

"A rich meditation on cosmology, science, ethics, and the question of whether the modern world can afford unitary truths, Einstein is a fitting final gift of Vucinich, who passed away in May " Common Knowledge "For anyone with an interest in the relations between science and culture in the Soviet Union and Russia, the book is essential.