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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 Scientist"This 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." -Nature"In 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." -Science"The Bailes book... is fascinating... Read it!" -World Affairs Report"Kendall Bailes has left us with a vivid portrayal of the life and times of Vladimir Vernadsky." -The Russian Review"It 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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780253311238
ISBN-10: 0253311233
Format: Hardback
(235mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 252
Imprint: Indiana University Press
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publish Date: 22-Jan-1990
Country of Publication: United States

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