Palgrave Studies in the History of Science and Technology

The Lysenko Controversy as a Global Phenomenon, Volume 1

Genetics and Agriculture in the Soviet Union and Beyond

Editors: deJong-Lambert, William, Krementsov, Nikolai (Eds.)

  • Provides thorough and multi-pronged approach to the study of Lysenkoism both inside the Soviet Union and out
  • Analyzes why and how a seemingly local event—the rise and fall of Trofim Lysenko in the Soviet Union—became a truly global phenomenon
  • DemonstrateS the international impact of Lysenkoism in its namesake’s heyday
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This volume covers the global history of the Lysenko controversy, while exploring in greater depth the background of D. Lysenko’s career and influence in the USSR. By presenting the rise and fall of T.D. Lysenko in a variety of aspects—his influence upon art, unrecognized predecessors, and the extent to which genetics continued in the USSR even while he was in power, and the revival of his reputation today—the authors provide a fresh perspective on one of the most notorious episodes in the history of science.


About the authors

William deJong-Lambert is an Associate Professor of History at Bronx Community College, CUNY, and Associate Faculty of the Center for Science and Society at Columbia University, USA. His book, The Cold War Politics of Genetic Research: An Introduction to the Lysenko Affair, was published in 2012.

 

Nikolai Krementsov is a Professor at the Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology of the University of Toronto, Canada. He is the author of several books and numerous articles on the history of Soviet science, biomedical research, eugenics, and intersections of science and literature.


Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • “Lysenkoism” Redux: Introduction

    Krementsov, Nikolai (et al.)

    Pages 1-34

  • Lysenko’s Predecessors: The Demchinskys and the Bed Cultivation of Cereal Crops

    Elina, Olga

    Pages 37-66

  • State Officials and Would-Be Scientists: How the Ukrainian Ministry of Agriculture Discovered for Lysenko that He Had Made a Scientific Discovery

    Joos, Lukas

    Pages 67-96

  • Pavel Pantelimonovich Luk’ianenko and the Origins of the Soviet Green Revolution

    Tauger, Mark B.

    Pages 97-127

  • Lysenko’s “Michurinism” and Art at the Moscow Darwin Museum 1935–1964

    Simpson, Pat

    Pages 129-175

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eBook $84.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-39176-2
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-39175-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Lysenko Controversy as a Global Phenomenon, Volume 1
Book Subtitle
Genetics and Agriculture in the Soviet Union and Beyond
Editors
  • William deJong-Lambert
  • Nikolai Krementsov
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in the History of Science and Technology
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-39176-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-39176-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-39175-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 191
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 b/w illustrations, 8 illustrations in colour
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