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Graham, Loren R.

Works: 71 works in 340 publications in 6 languages and 15,284 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Science fiction  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
Naming infinity : a true story of religious mysticism and mathematical creativity by Loren R Graham( )

11 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 2,276 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
Red star : the first Bolshevik utopia by A Bogdanov( )

15 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in English and held by 1,844 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
Science in the new Russia : crisis, aid, reform by Loren R Graham( )

12 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,809 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'
A face in the rock : the tale of a Grand Island Chippewa by Loren R Graham( )

9 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 1,109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Off the south shore of Lake Superior lies an island eight miles long and four miles wide, shaped like the palm of a hand. Known as Grand Island, it was once home to a sizeable community of Chippewa Indians who lived in harmony with the land and with each other. The tragic demise of the Grand Island Chippewa began more than two hundred years ago when their fellow tribesmen from the mainland goaded the peaceful islanders into joining them in a senseless battle with their rival the Sioux."--BOOK JACKET. "The Chippewa heroes are personified by Powers of the Air, a young brave who was the sole survivor of that fateful battle. He related this event and other Chippewa legends to Henry Schoolcraft, an early ethnographer of Native Americans."--BOOK JACKET. "Powers of the Air witnessed the desecration of Grand Island by the fur and logging industries, the Christianization of the tribe, and the near total loss of the Chippewa language, history, and culture. The story ends with happier events of the past two decades, including the protection of Grand Island within the National Forest System, and the resurgence of Chippewa culture."--BOOK JACKET. "In A Face in the Rock, distinguished historian Loren R. Graham tells the fascinating story of the Grand Island Chippewa, and in so doing, presents a morality play about the plight of populations destroyed by the violence of other cultures."--BOOK JACKET
Between science and values by Loren R Graham( Book )

15 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 996 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Once again, David Sedaris brings together a collection of essays so uproariously funny and profoundly moving that his legions of fans will fall for him once more. He tests the limits of love when Hugh lances a boil from his backside, and pushes the boundaries of laziness when, finding the water shut off in his house in Normandy, he looks to the water in a vase of fresh cut flowers to fill the coffee machine. From armoring the windows with LP covers to protect the house from neurotic songbirds to the awkwardness of having a lozenge fall from your mouth into the lap of a sleeping fellow passenger on a plane, David Sedaris uses life's most bizarre moments to reach new heights in understanding love and fear, family and strangers. Culminating in a brilliantly funny account of his venture to Tokyo in order to quit smoking, David Sedaris's sixth essay collection will be avidly anticipated.--From publisher description
Science and philosophy in the Soviet Union by Loren R Graham( Book )

45 editions published between 1966 and 1976 in 4 languages and held by 948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The interaction of science and Marxist philosophy in the U.S.S.R
The Soviet Academy of Sciences and the Communist Party, 1927-1932 by Loren R Graham( Book )

26 editions published between 1967 and 2016 in English and held by 852 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
Lonely ideas : can Russia compete? by Loren R Graham( )

16 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When have you gone into an electronics store, picked up a desirable gadget, and found that it was labeled Made in Russia? Probably never. Russia, despite its epic intellectual achievements in music, literature, art, and pure science, is a negligible presence in world technology. Despite its current leaders' ambitions to create a knowledge economy, Russia is economically dependent on gas and oil. In Lonely Ideas, Loren Graham investigates Russia's long history of technological invention followed by failure to commercialize and implement. For three centuries, Graham shows, Russia has been adept at developing technical ideas but abysmal at benefiting from them. From the seventeenth-century arms industry through twentieth-century Nobel-awarded work in lasers, Russia has failed to sustain its technological inventiveness. Graham identifies a range of conditions that nurture technological innovation: a society that values inventiveness and practicality; an economic system that provides investment opportunities; a legal system that protects intellectual property; a political system that encourages innovation and success. Graham finds Russia lacking on all counts. He explains that Russia's failure to sustain technology, and its recurrent attempts to force modernization, reflect its political and social evolution and even its resistance to democratic principles --
Science in Russia and the Soviet Union : a short history by Loren R Graham( Book )

22 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in English and Chinese and held by 747 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 717 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
Science, philosophy, and human behavior in the Soviet Union by Loren R Graham( Book )

18 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and Russian and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What have we learned about science and technology from the Russian experience? by Loren R Graham( Book )

9 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in English and held by 422 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 )

11 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and German and held by 405 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 )

13 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lysenko's ghost : epigenetics and Russia by Loren R Graham( Book )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 310 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
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 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cover -- Half Title -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Contributors -- The Fits and Starts of Russian and Soviet Technology -- Science and Technology as Panacea in Gorbachev's Russia -- Innovation Strategies in Centrally Planned and Transition Economies -- Science and Technology in Eastern Europe after the Flood: Rejoining the World -- Eastern Europe and the ""Energy Shock"" of 1990 -- Ecology and Technology in the USSR -- Technology and the Environment in Eastern Europe -- Index
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 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published in 1974 in German and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Au nom de l'infini une histoire vraie de mysticisme religieux et de création mathématique by Jean-Michel Kantor( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in French and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How good is Soviet science?( Visual )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 26 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
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Naming infinity : a true story of religious mysticism and mathematical creativity
Red star : the first Bolshevik utopiaScience in the new Russia : crisis, aid, reformA face in the rock : the tale of a Grand Island ChippewaScience 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 UnionWhat have we learned about science and technology from the Russian experience?Science and the Soviet social orderFunctions and uses of disciplinary histories
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 storico statunitense

Loren Graham US-amerikanischer Wissenschaftshistoriker

Грэхэм Л. Р

Грэхэм Л. Р. 1933-

Грэхэм, Лорен

Грэхэм, Лорен Р 1933-

Грэхэм, Лорен Раймонд

Лорен Р. Ґрем

لورن گراهام تاریخ‌نگار آمریکایی


English (250)

German (11)

Spanish (6)

Russian (6)

French (3)

Chinese (2)