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Science in Russia and the Soviet Union : a short history

Author: Loren R Graham; Cambridge University Press.
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2004.
Series: Cambridge History of Science.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

The main theme of this book is the shaping of scientific theories and institutions in Russia and the former Soviet Union by social, economic and political factors. Major sections include the Tsarist  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Loren R Graham; Cambridge University Press.
ISBN: 0521245664 9780521245661 0521287898 9780521287890
OCLC Number: 840334186
Description: x, [18], 321 s. : il. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Preface; Illustrations; Introduction; Part I. The Tsarist Period: 1. Russian science before 1800; 2. Science in nineteenth-century Russia; 3. Russian intellectuals and Darwinism; Part 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; Part III. Science and Soviet Society: 7. Soviet attitudes towards the social and historical society; 8. Knowledge and power in Russian and Soviet science; 9. The organizational features and Soviet science; Conclusion; Appendices; Notes; Bibliographical essay; Index.
Series Title: Cambridge History of Science.
Responsibility: Loren R. Graham.


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