skip to content
The making of a Soviet scientist : my adventures in nuclear fusion and space from Stalin to Star Wars Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

The making of a Soviet scientist : my adventures in nuclear fusion and space from Stalin to Star Wars

Author: R Z Sagdeev; Susan Eisenhower
Publisher: New York : Wiley, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
Roald Z. Sagdeev, a top-ranked international scientist, has written a classic memoir that rips the curtain of secrecy off the world of Soviet science. Dr. Sagdeev was the youngest full member of the USSR's prestigious Academy of Sciences. As director of the Space Research Institute, he led the joint U.S.-Soviet Apollo-Soyuz mission, the Venera series to Venus, and the international missions to Halley's Comet. Boris
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sagdeev, R.Z.
Making of a Soviet scientist.
New York : Wiley, ©1994
(OCoLC)625494708
Named Person: R Z Sagdeev; R Z Sagdeev; Roal'd Z Sagdeev; Roal'd Z Sagdeev
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: R Z Sagdeev; Susan Eisenhower
ISBN: 0471020311 9780471020318 0471129291 9780471129295
OCLC Number: 29219765
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xi, 339 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Partial table of contents: Tickets to Mars. Going to Kazan. War. Only Physics Makes Sense. The Kurchatov Institute. My Mentors. Landau. Kapitsa: The Lone Warrior. A Hostage to Politics. Fusion. Farewell, Moscow. The Giant Leap Forward. The Academy of Sciences: The House of Lords. The Beginning of a Space Career. The Chief Designer and the Chief Theorist of Cosmonautics. The War of the Titans. War Games in the Academy. From Here to Eternity. The War of the Worlds. Big Oleg. Gorbachev. The Call of the Name. The Revenge of the Comet. In Place of an Epilogue. Glossary. Index.
Responsibility: Roald Z. Sagdeev ; edited by Susan Eisenhower.
More information:

Abstract:

The critically acclaimed memoir that rips the curtain of secrecy off the world of Soviet science "Revelations and insights about the Soviet space program... It is good that such a wise man will live  Read more...

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/29219765> # The making of a Soviet scientist : my adventures in nuclear fusion and space from Stalin to Star Wars
    a schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;
    library:oclcnum "29219765" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> ; # New York
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/nyu> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/836931150#Topic/fusion_nucleaire> ; # Fusion nucléaire
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/836931150#Person/sagdeev_r_z> ; # R. Z. Sagdeev
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1262050> ; # Russia (Federation)
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1063014> ; # Physicists
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/836931150#Topic/autobiografie> ; # Autobiografie
    schema:about <http://viaf.org/viaf/120720268> ; # Roal'd Z. Sagdeev
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/836931150#Topic/physiciens_nucleaires_russie_biographies> ; # Physiciens nucléaires--Russie--Biographies
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/530.092/e20/> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/836931150#Thing/physics> ; # Physics
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/530.92/e20/> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/836931150#Thing/union_of_soviet_socialist_republics> ; # Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/836931150#Topic/physicists_russia_federation> ; # Physicists--Russia (Federation)
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:contributor <http://viaf.org/viaf/121030373> ; # Susan Eisenhower
    schema:copyrightYear "1994" ;
    schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/120720268> ; # Roal'd Z. Sagdeev
    schema:datePublished "1994" ;
    schema:description "Writing with extraordinary candor, Dr. Sagdeev reveals startling details of the most politically sensitive scientific issues of the Cold War years. He identifies the key players in the Soviet nuclear weapons program (nearly all of whom he worked with) and recounts the internal battles over SDI technology and his own role in killing Russia's own "Star Wars" program."@en ;
    schema:description ". In a style that Time has described as a "mixture of wit, charm, and trenchant observation," Roald Z. Sagdeev recounts his extraordinary career and his struggle to do honest science. The result is a landmark scientific memoir, full of provocative insights into the making of a world-class scientist in our times."@en ;
    schema:description "Born in 1932, he had grown up in the elite culture of the technical universities and done pioneering work on the behavior of hot plasma physics in controlled thermonuclear fusion at the beginning of the cold war, a time of fierce competition between east and west in nuclear science. From his vantage point at the pinnacle of Soviet science, he observed first-hand the inner workings of its secretive military-industrial complex."@en ;
    schema:description "He explains how Gorbachev was deceived about Soviet technical capabilities by his own people and how the arms talks in Geneva were jeopardized as a consequence. He describes the military-space community's farcical attempt to cover up Soviet technical inferiority during the joint Apollo-Soyuz flight. And he tells the real reasons why Andrei Sakharov was exiled to Gorky."@en ;
    schema:description "Now, as the first top decision maker to leave the "complex," he is finally free to expose the extraordinary extent to which the scientific community was used to foster the objectives of the Communist party and the military establishment. His account of the corruption and hypocrisy of the Brezhnev era - and its impact on Gorbachev and his failed perestroika - provides an unprecedented portrait of the era."@en ;
    schema:description "Roald Z. Sagdeev, a top-ranked international scientist, has written a classic memoir that rips the curtain of secrecy off the world of Soviet science. Dr. Sagdeev was the youngest full member of the USSR's prestigious Academy of Sciences. As director of the Space Research Institute, he led the joint U.S.-Soviet Apollo-Soyuz mission, the Venera series to Venus, and the international missions to Halley's Comet. Boris Yeltsin bestowed on him the Soviet Union's highest award for achievement."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/836931150> ;
    schema:genre "Biography"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/625494708> ;
    schema:name "The making of a Soviet scientist : my adventures in nuclear fusion and space from Stalin to Star Wars"@en ;
    schema:productID "29219765" ;
    schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/29219765#PublicationEvent/new_york_wiley_1994> ;
    schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/836931150#Agent/wiley> ; # Wiley
    schema:url <http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/onix02/93040709.html> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780471129295> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780471020318> ;
    umbel:isLike <http://bnb.data.bl.uk/id/resource/GB9443730> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/29219765> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> # New York
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "New York" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/836931150#Person/sagdeev_r_z> # R. Z. Sagdeev
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Sagdeev" ;
    schema:givenName "R. Z." ;
    schema:name "R. Z. Sagdeev" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/836931150#Thing/union_of_soviet_socialist_republics> # Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
    a schema:Thing ;
    schema:name "Union of Soviet Socialist Republics" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/836931150#Topic/fusion_nucleaire> # Fusion nucléaire
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Fusion nucléaire"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/836931150#Topic/physiciens_nucleaires_russie_biographies> # Physiciens nucléaires--Russie--Biographies
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Physiciens nucléaires--Russie--Biographies"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1063014> # Physicists
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Physicists"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1262050> # Russia (Federation)
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Russia (Federation)" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/120720268> # Roal'd Z. Sagdeev
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1932" ;
    schema:familyName "Sagdeev" ;
    schema:givenName "Roal'd Z." ;
    schema:givenName "R. Z." ;
    schema:name "Roal'd Z. Sagdeev" ;
    schema:name "R. Z. Sagdeev" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/121030373> # Susan Eisenhower
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Eisenhower" ;
    schema:givenName "Susan" ;
    schema:name "Susan Eisenhower" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780471020318>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0471020311" ;
    schema:isbn "9780471020318" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780471129295>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0471129291" ;
    schema:isbn "9780471129295" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/625494708>
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
    rdfs:label "Making of a Soviet scientist." ;
    schema:description "Online version:" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/29219765> ; # The making of a Soviet scientist : my adventures in nuclear fusion and space from Stalin to Star Wars
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/29219765>
    a genont:InformationResource, genont:ContentTypeGenericResource ;
    schema:about <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/29219765> ; # The making of a Soviet scientist : my adventures in nuclear fusion and space from Stalin to Star Wars
    schema:dateModified "2019-02-02" ;
    void:inDataset <http://purl.oclc.org/dataset/WorldCat> ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.