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Palgrave Studies in the History of Science and Technology

The Lysenko Controversy as a Global Phenomenon, Volume 2

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
  • Explores the political, scientific, economic, and diplomatic consequences of this agricultural reform in the broader context of Cold War studies
  • Analyzes why and how a seemingly local event—the rise and fall of Trofim Lysenko in the Soviet Union—became a truly global phenomenon
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This volume examines the international impact of Lysenkoism in its namesake’s heyday and the reasons behind Lysenko’s rehabilitation in Russia today. By presenting the rise and fall of T.D. Lysenko in its various aspects, 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.

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 (8 chapters)

  • Opportunism and Enforcement: Hungarian Reception of Michurinist Biology in the Cold War Period

    Palló, Gábor (et al.)

    Pages 3-36

  • Lysenko in Bellagio: The Lysenko Controversy and the Struggle for Authority Over Italian Genetics (1948–1956)

    Cassata, Francesco

    Pages 37-72

  • The National Pattern of Lysenkoism in Romania

    Oghina-Pavie, Cristiana

    Pages 73-102

  • H.J. Muller and J.B.S. Haldane: Eugenics and Lysenkoism

    deJong-Lambert, William

    Pages 103-135

  • Why Did Japanese Geneticists Take a Scientific Interest in Lysenko’s Theories?

    Saito, Hirofumi

    Pages 137-157

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eBook $89.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-39179-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-39178-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $119.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-81836-8
  • 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 2
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
978-3-319-39179-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-39179-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-39178-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-81836-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 243
Number of Illustrations
1 illustrations in colour
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