By Prof Dr Heywood Anthony

This ebook is the 1st sizeable examine in any language of 1 of progressive Russia's such a lot uncommon and debatable engineers - Iurii Vladimirovich Lomonosov (1876-1952). not just does it supply an overview of his extraordinary existence and occupation, it additionally explores the connection among technology, expertise and shipping that built in past due tsarist and early Soviet Russia.

Lomonosov's significance extends way past his clinical and engineering achievements due to the wealthy style and public prominence of his specialist and political actions. His new release - Lenin's new release - was once unavoidably on the leading edge of Russian existence from the 1910s to the Nineteen Thirties, and Lomonosov took his position there as one of many country's top identified and finally infamous engineers. in addition to an leading edge engineer who campaigned to augment the function of technology, he performed an incredible position in shaping and administering the Russian railways, and undertook numerous diplomatic and medical missions to the West throughout the early years of the Revolution. Falling from political favour in the course of an task in Germany (1923-1927), he accomplished notoriety in Russia as a 'non-returner' via it seems that declining to come back domestic. Thereby escaping possible arrest and execution, he all started a brand new lifestyles in a foreign country (1927-1952) which incorporated a study publish on the California Institute of expertise in 1929-1930, collaborative initiatives 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 battle place of work throughout the moment global War.

From Marxist progressive to American educational, this examine unearths Lomonosov's amazing lifestyles. Drawing on a large choice of reliable Russian assets, in addition to Lomonosov's personal diaries and memoirs, a shiny portrait of his lifestyles is gifted, providing a greater knowing of the way technology, expertise and politics interacted in early-twentieth-century Russia.

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