The Resource Lysenko and the tragedy of Soviet science, Valery N. Soyfer ; translated from the Russian by Leo Gruliow and Rebecca Gruliow

Lysenko and the tragedy of Soviet science, Valery N. Soyfer ; translated from the Russian by Leo Gruliow and Rebecca Gruliow

Label
Lysenko and the tragedy of Soviet science
Title
Lysenko and the tragedy of Soviet science
Statement of responsibility
Valery N. Soyfer ; translated from the Russian by Leo Gruliow and Rebecca Gruliow
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • rus
  • eng
Summary
Trofim Lysenko's campaign against genetics and biology during the era of Stalin and Khrushchev is one of the great tragedies of modern science. In the purges that Lysenko (1898-1976) instigated, even the greatest of Soviet scientists were not safe. Only in 1964, when Khrushchev fell from power and when massive crop failures revealed the emptiness of the peasant-scientist's theories, did Lysenko lose favor. Even now, his long shadow stretches over the countries of the former Soviet Union as they deal with the disastrous consequences of Lysenkoist policies on science, agriculture, medicine, and the environment. As a young student in the 1950s, Valery N. Soyfer saw Lysenko's power - and charismatic charm - at first hand. In the 1970s, when Soyfer found himself stripped of his scientific degrees and positions because he had supported physicist Andre Sakharov and joined the dissident movement in the USSR, he used his time to find out all he could about the man who had destroyed Soviet science. This is the fullest account yet of Lysenko's life and times. It draws on extensive interviews, archives long inaccessible to scholars, and Soyfer's own memories. With the passion of a novelist and the precision of a scientist, Soyfer re-creates this terrible episode in twentieth-century history. The original Russian manuscript of this unique biography circulated as an underground samizdat book and was to the West for publication. When Dr. Soyfer was unexpectedly allowed to leave the USSR in 1988, Rutgers University Press greeted him with a contract for the work
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Soĭfer, Valeriĭ
Dewey number
575.1/0947
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Q127.R9
LC item number
S65 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
  • 1995 E-116
  • WZ 100
NLM item number
L993S 1994a
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Science and state
  • Political purges
  • Genetics
  • Lysenko, Trofim
  • Geneticists
  • Lysenko, Trofim Denisovich
  • Politique scientifique et technique
  • Purges politiques
  • Génétique
  • Généticiens
  • Genetica
  • Natuurwetenschappen
  • Lysenko, Trofim Denisovich
  • Lyssenkisme
  • Idéologie et sciences
  • Recherche
  • Génétique
  • Généticiens
  • Génie génétique végétal
  • Politique scientifique
  • Purges politiques
  • Génétique humaine
  • Lysenko, Trofim
  • Geneticists
  • Genetics
  • Political purges
  • Science and state
  • Russia (Federation)
  • Lysenko, Trofim
  • Genetics
  • Agriculture
  • Politics
  • USSR
Label
Lysenko and the tragedy of Soviet science, Valery N. Soyfer ; translated from the Russian by Leo Gruliow and Rebecca Gruliow
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [309]-358) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. "We All Came from the People" -- 2. The Unrecognized Threat -- 3. Bluff after Bluff -- 4. Vavilov and Lysenko -- 5. 1935: The Year of Triumph -- 6. Confrontation with the Geneticists -- 7. Agricultural Science by Terror -- 8. Lysenko Singles Out Vavilov and Koltsov -- 9. Koltsov and Vavilov Perish -- 10. Lysenko's Support Falters -- 11. The Defeat of the Geneticists -- 12. The Period of Great Agronomical Deceptions -- 13. The First Fall -- 14. President Once More -- 15. The Second Downfall
Extent
1 online resource (xxiv, 379 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036705936
Label
Lysenko and the tragedy of Soviet science, Valery N. Soyfer ; translated from the Russian by Leo Gruliow and Rebecca Gruliow
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [309]-358) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. "We All Came from the People" -- 2. The Unrecognized Threat -- 3. Bluff after Bluff -- 4. Vavilov and Lysenko -- 5. 1935: The Year of Triumph -- 6. Confrontation with the Geneticists -- 7. Agricultural Science by Terror -- 8. Lysenko Singles Out Vavilov and Koltsov -- 9. Koltsov and Vavilov Perish -- 10. Lysenko's Support Falters -- 11. The Defeat of the Geneticists -- 12. The Period of Great Agronomical Deceptions -- 13. The First Fall -- 14. President Once More -- 15. The Second Downfall
Extent
1 online resource (xxiv, 379 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036705936

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