Models of Nature: Ecology, Conservation, and Cultural Revolution in Soviet Russia (Google eBook)

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University of Pittsburgh Pre, 1988 - Nature - 324 pages
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Models of Nature studies the early and turbulent years of the Soviet conservation movement from the October Revolution to the mid-1930s—Lenin's rule to the rise of Stalin. This new edition includes an afterword by the author that reflects upon the study's impact and discusses advances in the field since the book was first published.
  

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Contents

Monuments of Nature
7
Conservation and Revolution
19
Conservation under the NEP
31
The Limits to Growth
40
The Goskomitet and the Zapovedniki
53
Models of Nature The Zapouedniki and Community Ecology
64
The Conservation Congress of 1929
85
The Cultural Revolution Comes to Biology
121
Conservation without Ecology Nature Protection in the Age of Lysenko
211
Conclusion
229
Afterword to the Paperback Edition
239
APPENDICES
251
Zapovedniki of the USSR in 1933
256
ACRONYMS
261
GLOSSARY
263
ABBREVIATIONS USED IN NOTES AND BIBLIOGRAPHY
264

Protective Coloration
134
Conservation and the FiveYear Plan
149
The Great Transformation of Nature
164
Engineers of Nature
178
The First AllUnion Conservation Congress
194
NOTES
266
SELECTED BIBILIOGRAPHY
301
INDEX
319
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Page 9 - KHROUSCHOV : Cut forests, when it is a matter of urgency, you may, but it is time to stop destroying them. Every Russian forest is cracking under the axe, millions of trees are perishing, the abodes of beasts and birds are being ravaged, rivers are becoming shallow and drying up, wonderful landscapes are disappearing without leaving a trace; and all this because lazy man has not got the sense to stoop to pick up fuel from the ground. One must be a barbarian...
Page 38 - no previous government in history was so openly and energetically in favor of science
Page viii - In what will be a surprise to many, through the early 1930s the Soviet Union was on the cutting edge of conservation theory and practice.

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