By Prof Dr Heywood Anthony
This booklet is the 1st tremendous learn in any language of 1 of innovative Russia's so much amazing and debatable engineers - Iurii Vladimirovich Lomonosov (1876-1952). not just does it supply an overview of his impressive lifestyles and profession, it additionally explores the connection among technological know-how, know-how and shipping that built in past due tsarist and early Soviet Russia.
Lomonosov's value extends well past his medical and engineering achievements because of the wealthy kind and public prominence of his specialist and political actions. His iteration - Lenin's new release - was once necessarily on the vanguard of Russian lifestyles from the 1910s to the Nineteen Thirties, and Lomonosov took his position there as one of many country's most sensible identified and eventually infamous engineers. in addition to an cutting edge engineer who campaigned to augment the position of technology, he performed a massive function in shaping and administering the Russian railways, and undertook a number of diplomatic and medical missions to the West throughout the early years of the Revolution. Falling from political favour in the course of an project in Germany (1923-1927), he completed notoriety in Russia as a 'non-returner' through it sounds as if declining to come back domestic. Thereby escaping possible arrest and execution, he started a brand new lifestyles out of the country (1927-1952) which incorporated a study put up on the California Institute of expertise in 1929-1930, collaborative tasks with the recognized physicist P.L. Kapitsa in Cambridge, a long-time organization with the establishment of Mechanical Engineers in London, and paintings for the British conflict place of work in the course of the moment global War.
From Marxist innovative to American educational, this learn unearths Lomonosov's notable lifestyles. Drawing on a wide selection of legit Russian assets, in addition to Lomonosov's personal diaries and memoirs, a bright portrait of his lifestyles is gifted, supplying a greater knowing of the way technological know-how, know-how and politics interacted in early-twentieth-century Russia.
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Engineer of Revolutionary Russia: Iurii V. Lomonosov (1876–1952) and the Railways (Science, Technology and Culture, 1700–1945) by Prof Dr Heywood Anthony