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Graham, Loren R.

Works: 63 works in 312 publications in 8 languages and 15,021 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor
Classifications: Q175.5, 509.47
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Most widely held works about Loren R Graham
Most widely held works by Loren R Graham
Between science and values by Loren R Graham( Book )

13 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 1,008 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science and philosophy in the Soviet Union by Loren R Graham( Book )

37 editions published between 1966 and 1976 in English and Spanish and held by 937 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The interaction of science and Marxist philosophy in the U.S.S.R
Naming infinity : a true story of religious mysticism and mathematical creativity by Loren R Graham( Book )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The intellectual drama will attract readers who are interested in mystical religion and the foundations of mathematics. The personal drama will attract readers who are interested in a human tragedy with characters who met their fates with exceptional courage--Freeman Dyson
Science in Russia and the Soviet Union : a short history by Loren R Graham( Book )

19 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in English and Chinese and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By the 1980s the Soviet scientific establishment had become the largest in the world, but very little of its history was known in the West. What has been needed for many years in order to fill that gap in our knowledge is a history of Russian and Soviet science written for the educated person who would like to read one book on the subject. This book has been written for that reader. The main theme of the book is the shaping of science and scientific institutions in Russia and the Soviet Union by social, economic, and political factors. Russian society and culture have been strikingly different from the society and culture of Western Europe, where modern science was born, and those differences have influenced not only the organizational and economic framework of Russian and Soviet science, but also the scientific theories themselves. The intellectual pathways of many areas of Russian and Soviet science are dissimilar from those in Western Europe and the United States. The history of Russian and Soviet science is a story of remarkable achievements and frustrating failures. That history is presented here in a comprehensive form, and explained in terms of its social and political context. Major sections include the tsarist period, the impact of the Russian Revolution, the relationship between science and Soviet society, and the strengths and weaknesses of individual scientific disciplines. The book also discusses the changes brought to science in Russia and other republics by the collapse of communism in the late 198Os and early 199Os
The ghost of the executed engineer : technology and the fall of the Soviet Union by Loren R Graham( Book )

15 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in English and held by 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stalin ordered his execution, but here Peter Palchinsky has the last word. As if rising from an uneasy grave, Palchinsky's ghost leads us through the miasma of Soviet technology and industry, pointing out the mistakes he condemned in his time, the corruption and collapse he predicted, the ultimate price paid for silencing those who were not afraid to speak out. The story of this visionary engineer's life and work, as Loren Graham relates it, is also the story of the Soviet Union's industrial promise and failure. We meet Palchinsky in pre-Revolutionary Russia, immersed in protests against the miserable lot of laborers in the tsarist state, protests destined to echo ironically during the Soviet worker's paradise. Exiled from the country, pardoned and welcomed back at the outbreak of World War I, the engineer joined the ranks of the Revolutionary government, only to find it no more open to criticism than the previous regime. His turbulent career offers us a window on debates over industrialization. Graham highlights the harsh irrationalities built into the Soviet system - the world's most inefficient steel mill in Magnito-gorsk, the gigantic and ill-conceived hydro-electric plant on the Dnieper River, the infamously cruel and mislocated construction of the White Sea Canal. Time and again, we see the effect of policies that ignore not only workers' and consumers' needs but also sound management and engineering precepts. And we see Palchinsky's criticism and advice, persistently given, consistently ignored, continue to haunt the Soviet Union right up to its dissolution in 1991. The story of a man whose gifts and character set him in the path of history, The Ghost of the Executed Engineer is also a cautionary tale about the fate of engineering that disregards social and human issues
The Soviet Academy of Sciences and the Communist Party, 1927-1932 by Loren R Graham( Book )

23 editions published between 1967 and 2016 in English and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No other research organization dominates the field of science in its country to the degree that the Soviet Academy of Sciences does. The coming to power of the Bolsheviks in 1917 presented Russian science with a new governmental attitude toward the place of science in national life. The Soviet Union's first five-year plan, the period of this study, was the crucial period for the Academy. During this time the Academy was transformed. Between 1927 and 1932 important decisions were reached by Soviet leaders concerning the organization, control, and planning of science; the role of science in the national economy, the position of the individual scientist, and the nature of scientific research itself. Originally published in 1967. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
Science, philosophy, and human behavior in the Soviet Union by Loren R Graham( Book )

17 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and Russian and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Red star : the first Bolshevik utopia by A Bogdanov( Book )

14 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""[A] surprisingly moving story.""--The New Yorker""Bogdanov's novels reveal a great deal about their fascinating author, about his time and, ironically, ours, and about the genre of utopia as well as his contribution to it.""--Slavic Review""Bogdanov's imaginative predictions for his utopia are both technological and social ... Even more farsighted are [his] anxious forebodings about the limits and costs of the utopian future."" -Science Fiction Studies""The contemporary reader will marvel at [Bogdanov's] foresight: nuclear fusion and propulsion, atomic weaponry and fallout, computers, blood t
A face in the rock : the tale of a Grand Island Chippewa by Loren R Graham( Book )

9 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Harvard historian of science Loren R. Graham has written a richly entertaining story of the Grand Island Chippewa Indians, one combining extensive oral histories, original documents and his own well-informed musings to fill in the gaps ... Mr. Graham has a firm grasp of narrative storytelling and a deep understanding of the customs and mythology of this tribe."--The New York Times Book Review"Loren Graham's steady vision and painstaking research result in a fascinating and poignant story. A Face in the Rock is very true, very touching."--Louise Erdrich, author of The Blue Jay's Dance and The Bingo Palace
What have we learned about science and technology from the Russian experience? by Loren R Graham( Book )

7 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author believes that the Russian example reveals in detail both the strengths and the weaknesses of social constructivism. Though many areas of Russian science show the unmistakable influence of social factors, the deviation of the Soviet Union from standard genetics for many years, followed by its eventual restoration, indicates the weakness of social constructivism and illustrates the relationship of science to reality. He further maintains that although science in Russia has been terribly abused, it nonetheless remains strong; it has proven to be much more resilient than most previous observers believed, and, furthermore, is not nearly as directly dependent on political freedom for its vitality as Western analysts maintained
Science and the Soviet social order by Loren R Graham( Book )

10 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and German and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Review text: An excellent guide to the 20-Century Soviet Union because of the special role that science has played in the society.A very fresh and innovative analysis of the interaction between science and the political system.It is a testament to Loren R. Graham's expertise in Soviet science and technology, and a measure of the enormous task he has set himself, that in Science and the Soviet Social Order--the first book to undertake both a comprehensive history of the subject and an analysis of the ways in which science and technology have interacted with Soviet culture at large--he has chosen to confine himself to an introductory overview and leave commentary on particular fields to scholars who specialize in them. The essays that result--the fruit of a four-year-long colloquy--offer in prodigious and fascinating detail a social history of Soviet genetics, ecology, nuclear physics, space, and communications and computer science
Functions and uses of disciplinary histories by Loren R Graham( Book )

14 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science in the new Russia : crisis, aid, reform by Loren R Graham( Book )

12 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This analysis of Russian science shows how the Russian science establishment was one of the largest in the world boasting a world-leading space programme and Nobel prizes. However, when the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991 the financial supports for the community were eliminated resulting in a 'brain drain'
Technology, culture, and development : the experience of the Soviet model by Loren R Graham( Book )

9 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lonely ideas : can Russia compete? by Loren R Graham( Book )

16 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An expert investigates Russia's long history of technological invention followed by commercial failure and points to new opportunities to break the pattern
Lysenko's ghost : epigenetics and Russia by Loren R Graham( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Epigenetics, a new field in biology, has shown that in some instances organisms can inherit characteristics acquired by their ancestors during their lifetimes, a view that was discredited during most of the twentieth century. Trofim Lysenko, a Russian agronomist long considered a charlatan, was a strong advocate of the inheritance of acquired characteristics. In the last few years a number of Russian science writers and scientists have claimed that epigenetics proves that Lysenko was right after all. This book evaluates that claim."--Provided by publisher
Moscow in May 1963 : education and cybernetics. An interchange of Soviet and American ideas concerning education, programed learning, cybernetics, and the human mind by Oliver J Caldwell( Book )

8 editions published in 1964 in English and Undetermined and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dialektischer Materialismus und Naturwissenschaften in der UdSSR by Loren R Graham( Book )

10 editions published between 1971 and 1974 in German and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How good is Soviet science?( Visual )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the fact that although the Soviet Union has some of the world's best scientific research institutes, it lags behind in technology
El fantasma del ingeniero ejecutado : por qué fracasó la industrialización soviética by Loren R Graham( )

2 editions published in 2001 in Spanish and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Este libro trata de explicar por qué la Unión Soviética fracasó en su intento de convertirse en un país industrializado. Empieza con la historia de la vida de un gran ingeniero ruso, Peter Palchinsky, que vio desde el comienzo los errores que se estaban cometiendo y trató de rectificarlos. Además, muestra cómo acabaron cumpliéndose sus previsiones y cómo los errores que denunciaba condujeron a la industrialización soviética al fracaso
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Naming infinity : a true story of religious mysticism and mathematical creativity
Alternative Names
Graham, L. R.

Graham Loren

Graham, Loren 1933-

Graham, Loren R.

Graham, Loren Raymond

Graham, Loren Raymond 1933-

Grėchėm, Loren R

Grėchėm, Loren R. 1933-

Grėkhėm, Loren R.

Grėkhėm, Loren R. 1933-

Loren Graham Amerikaans historicus

Loren Graham historiador estadounidense

Loren Graham historien américain

Loren Graham US-amerikanischer Wissenschaftshistoriker

Грэхэм Л. Р

Грэхэм Л. Р. 1933-

Грэхэм, Лорен

Грэхэм, Лорен Р 1933-

Лорен Р. Ґрем

لورن گراهام تاریخ‌نگار آمریکایی

Science in Russia and the Soviet Union : a short historyThe ghost of the executed engineer : technology and the fall of the Soviet UnionScience, philosophy, and human behavior in the Soviet UnionRed star : the first Bolshevik utopiaA face in the rock : the tale of a Grand Island ChippewaWhat have we learned about science and technology from the Russian experience?Science and the Soviet social orderFunctions and uses of disciplinary histories