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Author Hargittai, Istvan,
Title Buried glory : portraits of Soviet scientists / Istvan Hargittai.
Imprint New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, [2013]

Author Hargittai, Istvan,
Subject Scientists -- Soviet Union -- Biography.
Science -- Soviet Union.
Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction -- Nuclear physicists. Igor Tamm: exemplary consistency ; Yakov Zeldovich: Soviet Prometheus ; Andrei Sakharov: Soviet conscience -- Low-temperature physicists. Petr Kapitza: respected Centaur ; Lev Landau: genius & Evgenii Lifshits: more than Landau's pen ; Vitaly Ginzburg: amateur astronomer ; Alexei Abrikosov: "unmanageable" -- Chemists and chemical physicists. Nikolai Semenov: Mr. Chain Reaction ; Yulii Khariton: director of "Los Arzamas" ; Boris Belousov & Anatol Zhabotinsky: "impossible" reaction ; Aleksandr Kitaigorodskii: Soviet maverick ; Aleksandr Nesmeyanov: brilliant administrator and Soviet courtier.
Note Print version record.
Summary Moscow's Novodevichy Cemetery is the final resting place of some of Russia's most celebrated figures, from Khrushchev and Yeltsin to Anton Chekhov, Sergei Eisenstein, Nikolai Gogol, and Mikhail Bulgakov. Using this famed cemetery as symbolic starting point, Buried Glory profiles a dozen eminent Soviet scientists-nine of whom are buried at Novodevichy-men who illustrate both the glorious heights of Soviet research as well as the eclipse of science since the collapse of the USSR. Drawing on extensive archival research and his own personal memories, renowned chemist Istvan Hargittai bring these f.
ISBN 9780199985609 (electronic bk.)
019998560X (electronic bk.)
9781299956414 (MyiLibrary)
1299956416 (MyiLibrary)
OCLC # 859536645
Additional Format Print version: Hargittai, Istvan. Buried glory 9780199985593 (DLC) 2013005419 (OCoLC)828057677

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