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Stalin's great science : the times and adventures of Soviet physicists

Author: A B Kozhevnikov
Publisher: London : Imperial College Press ; Singapore ; River Edge, NJ : Distributed by World Scientific, ©2004.
Series: History of modern physical sciences, v. 2.
Edition/Format:   Print book   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"World-class science and technology developed in the Soviet Union during Stalin's dictatorial rule under conditions of political violence, lack of international contacts, and severe restrictions on the freedom of information. This book investigates this paradoxical success by following the lives and work of Soviet scientists - including Nobel Prize-winning physicists Kapitza, Landau, and others - throughout the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: A B Kozhevnikov
ISBN: 1860944191 9781860944192 1860944205 9781860944208
OCLC Number: 57250781
Description: xxiii, 360 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. The Great War and the invention of Soviet science --
2. Socialist, or big, science --
3. Freedom, collectivism, and electrons --
4. Lev Landau's Wanderjahre, or theoretical physics in the context of cultural revolution --
5. Scientist under Stalin's patronage : the case of Piotr Kapitza --
6. "To catch up and to surpass ..." --
7. President of Stalin's academy : the mask and responsibility of Sergei Vavilov --
8. Games of Soviet democracy --
9. Modernist science, ideological passions --
10. Collective excitations --
11. Dialogues about knowledge and power in totalitarian political culture.
Series Title: History of modern physical sciences, v. 2.
Responsibility: Alexei B. Kojevnikov.

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"World-class science and technology developed in the Soviet Union during Stalin's dictatorial rule under conditions of political violence, lack of international contacts, and severe restrictions on the freedom of information. This book investigates this paradoxical success by following the lives and work of Soviet scientists - including Nobel Prize-winning physicists Kapitza, Landau, and others - throughout the turmoil of wars, revolutions, and repression that characterized the first half of Russia's twentieth century."--Jacket.

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