The Resource Science in Russia and the Soviet Union : a short history, Loren R. Graham

Science in Russia and the Soviet Union : a short history, Loren R. Graham

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Science in Russia and the Soviet Union : a short history
Title
Science in Russia and the Soviet Union
Title remainder
a short history
Statement of responsibility
Loren R. Graham
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 shaping of science and scientific institutions in Russia and the Soviet Union by social, economic, and political factors. Russian society and culture have been strikingly different from the society and culture of Western Europe, where modern science was born, and those differences have influenced not only the organizational and economic framework of Russian and Soviet science, but also the scientific theories themselves. The intellectual pathways of many areas of Russian and Soviet science are dissimilar from those in Western Europe and the United States. The history of Russian and Soviet science is a story of remarkable achievements and frustrating failures. That history is presented here in a comprehensive form, and explained in terms of its social and political context. Major sections include the tsarist period, the impact of the Russian Revolution, the relationship between science and Soviet society, and the strengths and weaknesses of individual scientific disciplines. The book also discusses the changes brought to science in Russia and other republics by the collapse of communism in the late 198Os and early 199Os
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DLC
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Graham, Loren R
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Q127.S696
LC item number
G729 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Science
  • recherche scientifique
  • historique science
  • Russie
  • URSS
  • Science, General
  • Science
  • Wetenschapsbeoefening
  • Exacte wetenschappen
  • Technische wetenschappen
  • Sciences
  • Sciences
  • Naturwissenschaften
  • Geschichte
  • Geschichte
  • Naturwissenschaften
  • Soviet Union
  • Russland
  • Sowjetunion
  • Russland
  • Sowjetunion
Label
Science in Russia and the Soviet Union : a short history, Loren R. Graham
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 261-292) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 321 pages
Isbn
9780521245661
Lccn
92005087
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)25410346
  • (OCoLC)ocm25410346
Label
Science in Russia and the Soviet Union : a short history, Loren R. Graham
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 261-292) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 321 pages
Isbn
9780521245661
Lccn
92005087
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)25410346
  • (OCoLC)ocm25410346

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