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Early Critical Accountn of the Soviet Sciences

Nauka v sovetskoii Rossii [The sciences in Soviet Russia].

Berlin: Russkoe universal’noe izdatel’stvo, 1921. Octavo (16 × 11 cm). Original printed wrappers; 63, [1] pp. Light soil to wrappers; scant underlining in pencil to text, still about very good.

An overview of work in the Soviet natural sciences, published during the period of massive institutional reorganization and emigration of the members of the scientific community after the Bolshevik Revolution and during the Russian Civil War (1918–1921). Based on industry journals the author gathered during his last stay in Russia (ca. 1920), the publication lays out the most recent developments in the various disciplines such as Philosophy, Sociology, History, Biology, Geography and Ethnography, Astronomy, Chemistry, Physics. It also comments on the loss of independence, the institutional reorganization and “proletarization” of the sciences. The author. Boris Sokolov (1889–1979) was a writer, scientist, medical doctor, and member of Socialist Revolutionary (SR) party. In 1917 he was elected to the Constituent Assembly and attempted to mount an armed defense of its only meeting in 1918. In 1920 he was arrested by the Bolsheviks but managed to escape to France, later settling in the United States to work in cancer research in cancer centers of New York, Washington, and finally at the Cancer Research Laboratory at the Florida Southern College. Catalog of the Russian language Berlin based publisher, “Vseobshchaia Biblioteka” series to rear wrapper (listing works by Kautsky, Puni, Zenzinov, S. Makovsky and others). Scarce in the trade.

Book ID: P004249

Price: $350.00