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Science in Russia and the Soviet Union A Short History

ISBN-10: 0521287898
ISBN-13: 9780521287890
Edition: 1993
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Description: Although by the 1980s the Soviet scientific establishment became the largest in the world, little is known about it in the West. Loren Graham presents the first concise, modern history of science in Russia, the Soviet Union, and the commonwealth of  More...

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Book details

Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 3/25/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.364
Language: English

Although by the 1980s the Soviet scientific establishment became the largest in the world, little is known about it in the West. 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 Communism.

Preface
Illustrations
Introduction
The Tsarist Period
Russian science before 1800
Science in nineteenth-century Russia
Russian intellectuals and Darwinism
Russian Science and a Marxist Revolution
The Russian Revolution and the scientific community
The role of dialectical materialism: the authentic phase
Stalinist ideology and the Lysenko affair
Science and Soviet Society
Soviet attitudes towards the social and historical society
Knowledge and power in Russian and Soviet science
The organizational features and Soviet science
Conclusion
Appendices
Notes
Bibliographical essay
Index

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