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Science and Russian Culture in an Age of Revolutions: V.I. Vernadsky and…

by Kendall E. Bailes

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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 Review This 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.… (more)

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