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eBook New Atlantis Revisited ePub

by Paul R. Josephson

  • ISBN: 0691044546
  • Category: Russia
  • Subcategory: History
  • Author: Paul R. Josephson
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press; 1st Edition edition (July 7, 1997)
  • Pages: 351
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Paul R. Josephson is currently writing a cultural history of the Soviet nuclear era. His other books include Physics and Politics in Revolutionary Russia and Totalitarian Science and Technology.

Paul R. Hardcover: 351 pages. Josephson Durham, New Hampshire. Note on transliteration. I HAVE USED a modied version of the Library of Congress system of translit-eration throughout this book. Akademgorodok was also prominent in the history of planned cities in Russia, whose tradition dates to the construction of St. Petersburg by Peter the Great. xiv I N T R O D U C T I O N. in the early 1700s, an event accompanied by the founding of the Imperial Rus-sian Academy of Sciences in that city in 1725.

Josephson presents case studies of high energy physics, genetics, computer science, environmentalism, and social sciences. Recommended Citation. Josephson, Paul . "New Atlantis Revisited: Akademgorodok, the Siberian City of Science" (1997). He reveals that persistent ideological interference by the Communist Party, financial uncertainties, and pressures to do big science endemic in the USSR contributed to the failure of Akademgorodok to live up to its promise. Still, a kind of openness reigned that presaged the glasnost of Gorbachev's administration decades later.

217 Taylorism Revisited. 218 Kantorovich and Linear Programming in Siberia. 224 BAM-Magistral of the Century. 229 Sociology Reborn: Tatiana Zaslavskaia in Akademgorodok. 232 Discontent in the Soviet Countryside. 239 The Novosibirsk Report.

Similar books and articles. Totalitarian Science and Technology by Paul R. Josephson. Mark Adams - 1998 - Isis: A Journal of the History of Science 89:570-571. A List of Books on the History of Science. Supplement, December, 1916. Prepared by Aksel G. S. Josephson, Cataloguer.

New Atlantis Revisited : Akademgorodok, the Siberian City of Science. Paul R. By (author) Paul R.

New Atlantis revisited: Akademgorodok, the Siberian city of science. P Josephson, N Dronin, R Mnatsakanian, A Cherp, D Efremenko, V Larin. Cambridge University Press, 2013. Princeton University Press, 1997. Red atom: Russia's nuclear power program from Stalin to today. University of Pittsburgh Pre, 2005. An environmental history of Russia. Projects of the Century" in Soviet History: Large-Scale Technologies from Lenin to Gorbachev. Technology and Culture 36 (3), 519-559, 1995.

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In 1958 construction began on Akademgorodok, a scientific utopian community modeled after Francis Bacon's vision of a "New Atlantis." The city, carved out of a Siberian forest 2,500 miles east of Moscow, was formed by Soviet scientists with Khrushchev's full support. They believed that their rational science, liberated from ideological and economic constraints, would help their country surpass the West in all fields. In a lively history of this city, a symbol of de-Stalinization, Paul Josephson offers the most complete analysis available of the reasons behind the successes and failures of Soviet science--from advances in nuclear physics to politically induced setbacks in research on recombinant DNA.

Josephson presents case studies of high energy physics, genetics, computer science, environmentalism, and social sciences. He reveals that persistent ideological interference by the Communist Party, financial uncertainties, and pressures to do big science endemic in the USSR contributed to the failure of Akademgorodok to live up to its promise. Still, a kind of openness reigned that presaged the glasnost of Gorbachev's administration decades later. The openness was rooted in the geographical and psychological distance from Moscow and in the informal culture of exchange intended to foster the creative impulse. Akademgorodok is still an important research center, having exposed physics, biology, sociology, economics, and computer science to new investigations, distinct in pace and scope from those performed elsewhere in the Soviet scientific establishment.