The international dissemination of Russian genetic soil science (pochvovedenie),...

The international dissemination of Russian genetic soil science (pochvovedenie), 1870s – 1914

Moon David
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This article considers the international dissemination of the Russian innovation of genetic soil science, devised by a team of scientists led by V. V. Dokuchaev in the 1870s and 1880s, over the decades down to 1914. Russian soil science was disseminated by articles in foreign languages, exhibits at world fairs, papers read by Russian scientists at international conferences, visits by Russian soil scientists abroad and correspondence with foreign scientists. Acceptance came sooner in Europe, but took longer in the United States where, in spite of attempts to disseminate the innovation, it encountered institutional resistance.
Moon David
Professor. Anniversary Professor in History,
University of York, Dept of History, Vanbrugh College
Heslington, York
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soil Science, History of Science, Russia, Europe, United States, Dissemination
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Moon David The international dissemination of Russian genetic soil science (pochvovedenie), 1870s – 1914. Historia provinciae – the journal of regional history, 2018, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 75–91. DOI: 10.23859/2587-8352-2018-2-1-5

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