Science in the New Russia
Crisis, Aid, Reform
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Science in the New Russia by Loren R. Graham
Book DescriptionThe Russian science establishment was one of the largest in the world, boasting many Nobel prizes, a world-leading space program, and famous schools in mathematics, physics, and other fields. However, when the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, the major financial supports for the scientific community were eliminated, with resulting "brain drain." The subsequent expansion of capitalism and globalization revealed that Russian science was ill adapted to compete with other countries in high technology. Science in the New Russia tells the dramatic story of the near collapse of Russian science in the mid-1990s and of subsequent domestic and international efforts to reform and reenergize scientific activity in Russia.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780253219886
(5983mm x 3971mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Indiana University Press
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publish Date: 28-May-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Loren R. Graham
Moscow Stories, Hardback (March 2006)
Recounts the experiences of the author during his 45 years of travelling and researching in the Soviet Union and post-Soviet Russia, from 1960 to 2005. This book also talks about the ethical questions he confronted, such as the tension between independence of thought and political loyalty. It is intended for the readers with an interest in Russia.
Face in the Rock, Paperback (August 1998)
Grand Island lies off the south shore of Lake Superior. It was once home to a sizable community of Chippewa Indians who lived in harmony with the land and with each other. This title charts the plight of the Chippewa as white culture steadily encroaches, forcing the native people off the island and dispersing their community on the mainland.
Ghost of the Executed Engineer, Paperback (April 1996)» View all books by Loren R. Graham
This work looks at the decline of Soviet technology and industry, as seen through the eyes of the ghost of Peter Palchinsky, executed on the orders of Stalin. It provides the story of the engineer's life and work, pointing out the mistakes and corruption he condemned in his lifetime.
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Author Biography - Loren R. Graham
Loren Graham, author of Moscow Stories (IUP, 2006), is a well-known historian of science who taught for many years at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University. He is the author of many books on the history of Soviet science. Irina Dezhina is Leading Research Fellow at the Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Moscow, and the author of many works on post-Soviet politics and society (in Russian).
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