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Title Eurasian environments : nature and ecology in Imperial Russian and Soviet history / edited by Nicholas B. Breyfogle
Imprint Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press, [2018]
book jacket
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Descript xx, 401 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series Russian and East European studies
Note "Through a series of essays, Eurasian Environments prompts us to rethink our understanding of tsarist and Soviet history by placing the human experience within the larger environmental context of flora, fauna, geology, and climate. This book is a broad look at the environmental history of Eurasia, specifically examining steppe environments, hydraulic engineering, soil and forestry, water pollution, fishing, and the interaction of the environment and disease vectors. Throughout, the authors place the history of Imperial Russia and the Soviet Union in a trans-chronological, comparative context, seamlessly linking the local and the global. The chapters are rooted in the ecological and geological specificities of place and community while unveiling the broad patterns of human-nature relationships across the planet. Eurasian Environments brings together an international group scholars working on issues of tsarist/Soviet environmental history in an effort to showcase the wave of fascinating and field-changing research currently being written"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references and index
Toward an environmental history of Imperial Russia and the Soviet Union / Nicholas B. Breyfogle -- Planting trees in unsuitable places : steppe forestry in the Russian Empire, 1696-1850 / David Moon -- "People arrive but the land does not move" : nomads, settlers, and the ecology of the Kazakh Steppe, 1870-1916 / Sarah Cameron -- "The scourge of stock raising" : zhŭt, limiting environments, and the economic transformation of the Kazakh Steppe / Ian W. Campbell -- Desiccated steppes : droughts and climate change in the USSR, 1960s-1980s / Marc Elie -- Leviathan on the Oxus : water and Soviet power on the lower Amu Darya, 1920s-1940s / Christian Teichmann -- Soviet irrigation policies under fire : ecological critique in Central Asia, 1970-1991 / Julia Obertreis -- Models of soil and society : the legacy of Justus Liebig in Russia and the Soviet Union / Mieka Erley -- How a rock remade the Soviet north : Nepheline in the Khibiny mountains / Andy Bruno -- Encounters with permafrost the rhetoric of conquest and processes of adaptation in the Soviet Union / Pey-Yi Chu -- The Christian environmental ethic of the Russian Pomor / Stephen Brain -- Experts on unknown waters : environmental risk, fisheries science, and local knowledge in the Russian north / Julia Lajus -- Fishing, settlement, and conservation in the Russian Far East, 1860-1940 / Mark Sokolsky -- The tragedy of Captain Ligov : the Imperial and Soviet literature of whaling, 1860-1960 / Ryan Tucker Jones -- Strengthening the Tsarist Empire's immune system : environmental cures along Crimea's coast of health / George Lywood -- Reshaping the land, chasing the mosquito : Soviet power and malaria in Tajikistan, 1924-1938 / Lisa Walker -- Conclusions. Nature, empire, intelligentsia / Douglas Weiner And John Brooke
Subject Human ecology -- Russia
Human ecology -- Soviet Union
Russia -- Environmental conditions
Soviet Union -- Environmental conditions
Nature -- Effect of human beings on -- Russia -- History
Nature -- Effect of human beings on -- Soviet Union -- History
Alt Author Breyfogle, Nicholas B., 1968- editor
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