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Soviet Agriculture in Central Asia

Materialy ekspeditsii Sredne-Aziatskogo gosudarstvennogo universiteta po obsledovaniiu zhivotnovodstva v Dzhetysuiskoi gubernii i karakulevodstva v Kara-Kalpatskoi avtonomnoi oblasti v 1927 godu: sbornik statei [Materials from the expedition of the Central Asian State University to survey animal husbandry in the Dzhetysu province and karakul breeding in the Kara-Kalpak Autonomous Region in 1927].

Tashkent: Izd. Narodnogo Kommisariata Zemledelii︠a︡ Kazakhskoi Respubliki i Sredne-Aziatskogo gos. universiteta, 1930. Octavo (25 × 18 cm). Original printed wrappers; 203, [1] pp. Eleven leaves of plates with two photographs each. Small tear to lower spine extremity; light chipping to spine; stamp of the Société asiatique in Paris and inventory label to front wrapper; still good or better.

A report of an agricultural expedition to the area located in modern day Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan, documenting the breeding and care of livestock in the region. Richly illustrated and full of tables and graphs, the report contains articles on horses, a variety of large livestock as well as animals bread for fur. The expedition was led in 1927 by Karl Sakovskii, Professor of veterinary medicine at the Central Asian University (today National University of Uzbekistan), one of the first Soviet institutions of higher education in the region. Sakovskii (Sakowsky; 1879–?), was born in St. Petersburg but studied in Zurich, receiving his degree of doctor of veterinary sciences in 1906 from the University of Bern. Author of several monographs and dozens of articles on livestock in the Russian empire, he was also the editor of “Russian Agricultural Animal Husbandry” journal in 1911–1917. During WWI Sakowsky was chief buyer of cattle for the Russian army in the Orenburg region. After the Revolution he seems to have moved further east, becoming a professor at the newly created Central Asian University, contributing to the development of Soviet animal husbandry. The volume includes a summaries of the findings in German.

As of April 2022, KVK, OCLC show only one copy in North America.

Book ID: 51633

Price: $250.00