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Stalin and the Soviet science wars

Ethan Pollock

Stalin and the Soviet science wars

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Published by Princeton University Press in Princeton, N.J .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Politics and government,
  • Science and state,
  • Communism and science

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [223]-251) and index.

    StatementEthan Pollock
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHX541 .P63 2009
    The Physical Object
    Paginationviii, 269 p.
    Number of Pages269
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27168744M
    ISBN 100691138257
    ISBN 109780691138251
    OCLC/WorldCa669939775


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