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The Lysenko Affair - David Joravsky

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Published: 1st January 1970
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The Lysenko affair was perhaps the most bizarre chapter in the history of modern science. For thirty years, until 1965, Soviet genetics was dominated by a fanatical agronomist who achieved dictatorial power over genetics and plant science as well as agronomy.
"A standard source both for Soviet specialists and for sociologists of science."--"American Journal of Sociology
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"Joravsky has produced . . . the most detailed and authoritative treatment of Lysenko and his view on genetics."--"New York Times Book Review"

Preface
Soviet Ideology asnbsp;a Problem
A Crisis of Faith in Science
Harmless Cranks Michurin Lysenko and Other Peasant Scientists
Raising Stalin's Hand The First Clashes Systematic Conflict
Stalinist Self-Defeat, 1936-1950 ""Discussion"" Terror The Final ""Discussion""
Self-Conquest, 1950-1965 Under Stalin Under Khrushchev Against Khrushchev
Academic Issues: Science Plant Physiology Genetics The Autonomy of Scientists
Academic Issues: Marxism Philosophy The Human Animal
The Criteri
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ISBN: 9780226410319
ISBN-10: 0226410315
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 472
Published: 1st January 1970
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.64
Edition Type: New edition