In the Name of the Great Work: Stalin's Plan for the Transformation of Nature and its Impact in Eastern Europe - Environment in History: International Perspectives 10 (Hardback)
  • In the Name of the Great Work: Stalin's Plan for the Transformation of Nature and its Impact in Eastern Europe - Environment in History: International Perspectives 10 (Hardback)
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In the Name of the Great Work: Stalin's Plan for the Transformation of Nature and its Impact in Eastern Europe - Environment in History: International Perspectives 10 (Hardback)

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Hardback 322 Pages / Published: 20/10/2016
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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.

Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 9781785332524
Number of pages: 322
Weight: 599 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 23 mm

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