In the name of the great work : Stalin's plan for the transformation of nature and its impact in Eastern Europe

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Other Authors: Olšáková, Doubravka, 1977- (Editor) 
Corporate Author: ProQuest Ebook Central (online služba) (Distributor) 
Format: eBook
Published: New York ; Oxford : Berghahn, 2019
Series:Environment in history
Genre/form:kolektivní monografie
elektronické knihy
Online Access:Plný text
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První vydání v roce 2016, první brožované vydání v roce 2019
Beginning in 1948, the Soviet Union launched a series of wildly ambitious projects to implement Joseph Stalin's vision of a total "transformation of nature." Intended to increase agricultural yields dramatically, this utopian impulse quickly spread to the newly communist states of Eastern Europe, captivating political elites and war-fatigued publics alike. By the time of Stalin's death, however, these attempts at "transformation"-which relied upon ideologically corrupted and pseudoscientific theories-had proven a spectacular failure. This richly detailed volume follows the history of such projects in three communist states-Poland, Hungary, and Czechoslovakia-and explores their varied, but largely disastrous, consequences.
Physical Description:1 online zdroj (x, 311 stran)
Edition:First published