Science and Russian Culture in an Age of Revolutions
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Science and Russian Culture in an Age of Revolutions : V. I. Vernadsky and His Scientific School, 1863-1945

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... scholarship of the highest order.... Kendall Bailes's book is destined to become a most valuable contribution to our knowledge of Russian and Soviet culture. It is insightful and eloquent." -Douglas R. Weiner... an insightful, richly researched portrait of Vernadsky's life and times... " -American ScientistThis biography... not only tells a story full of human drama but also one rich with insights into Russia's higher-education and scientific-research establishments." -Washington Post Book World[This] concise book, with references that stop short of the Gorbachev era, will be the foundation for all future scholarship in English on Vernadsky." -NatureIn this insightful exploration of Vernadsky's legacy, Kendall Bailes unveils a creative scholar-activist whose life and work speak more clearly about his time than our own." -ScienceThe Bailes book... is fascinating... Read it!" -World Affairs ReportKendall Bailes has left us with a vivid portrayal of the life and times of Vladimir Vernadsky." -The Russian ReviewIt offers a penetrating analysis of social realities in twentieth-century Russia, which helped create an intellectual culture dominated by ideological extremes." -American Historical ReviewThis first full-length English-language biography of Vladimir Vernadsky (1863-1945), one of the leading Russian intellectual figures of the twentieth century, focuses on the interaction between science and politics during Russia's revolutionary age.show more

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  • Hardback | 252 pages
  • 164.6 x 241.3 x 22.6mm | 594.22g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 14 b&w photos
  • 0253311233
  • 9780253311238
  • 1,677,273

Table of contents

Foreword by Loren GrahamIntroductionCHAPTER 1A Life for Science: Vernadsky's Development as a Scientist in Imperial Russia, 1863-1888Chapter 2Science and Society: The Origins of Vernadsky's Scientific School, 1888-1905Chapter 3 The Politics of Moral Indignation: Vernadsky in Science and Politics, 1903-1914Chapter 4Science, War, and Revolution: Vernadsky and Soviet Science in Transition, 1914-1922Chapter 5The Vernadsky School and Soviet Science, 1922-1945Chapter 6The Legacy of Vernadsky's Scientific and Philosophical ThoughtNotesBiblographyIndexshow more

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