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Science in Russia and the Soviet Union : a short history

Author: Loren R Graham
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1993.
Series: Cambridge history of science.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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By the 1980s the Soviet scientific establishment had become the largest in the world, but very little of its history was known in the West. What has been needed for many years in order to fill that gap in our knowledge is a history of Russian and Soviet science written for the educated person who would like to read one book on the subject. This book has been written for that reader. The main theme of the book is the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Loren R Graham
ISBN: 0521245664 9780521245661 0521287898 9780521287890
OCLC Number: 25410346
Description: x, 321 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: pt. I. The tsarist period. 1. Russian science before 1800. 2. Science in nineteenth-century Russia. 3. Russian intellectuals and Darwinism --
pt. II. Russian science and a Marxist revolution. 4. The Russian Revolution and the scientific community. 5. The role of dialectical materialism: The authentic phase. 6. Stalinist ideology and the Lysenko affair --
pt. III. Science and Soviet society. 7. Soviet attitudes toward the social and historical study of science. 8. Knowledge and power in Russian and Soviet society. 9. The organizational features of Soviet science --
Appendix. The strengths and weaknesses of Russian and Soviet science. Appendix Chapter A: The physical and mathematical sciences. Appendix Chapter B: The biological sciences, medicine, and technology.
Series Title: Cambridge history of science.
Responsibility: Loren R. Graham.
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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  Read more...

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