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    Format: Online-Ressource (352 p)
    Edition: Online-Ausg. 2013 Electronic reproduction; Available via World Wide Web
    ISBN: 9780521869584
    Series Statement: Studies in Environment and History
    Content: This environmental history of the former Soviet Union explores the impact that state economic development programs had on the environment
    Note: Description based upon print version of record , Contents; Introduction; What Is Environmental History in This Book?; Large-Scale Projects and Large-Scale Bureaucracies; Physical Geography and Ecosystems of the Soviet Union; Tundra11; Taiga14; Steppe; Arid Regions; The Aral Sea; 1 From Imperial to Socialist Nature Preservation; Nature and Society in Pre-Petrine Russia, 900-1700; Conservation from Peter the Great to the Russian Revolution; Natural Resources: Early Management Practices of Forests; Agriculture and Environment in Tsarist Russia; Inland Fisheries During the Tsarist Era , "Environmental" Concerns in Imperial Russia and the Rise of Nature PreservesThe Weak Institutional Foundation of Ecology; Environmental Concerns After the Russian Revolution; From Tsarism to Bolshevism to Stalinism - and the Environment; 2 Stalinism; An Evaluation of the Environmental Costs of Stalins Plan for Rapid Industrialization; Stalin, the Great Break and Nature; Urbanization in the Stalin Era; War on the Agriculture: Soviet Agriculture; The Gulag on the Frontier of the Soviet Empire50; Environmentalists and the Nature Protection Movement under Stalin; Costs of World War II , High Stalinism and the Transformation of NatureSoviet Forests and the Stalinist Plan to Transform Nature; Conquest of Siberia and the Far North and the Rise of the Modern Defense Industry; Transformationist Economic and Political Desiderata and the Soviet Environment; 3 The Khrushchev Reforms, Environmental Politics, and the Awakening of Environmentalism, 1953-1964; Khrushchev Era Economic Reforms: Impact on Environmental Policies; Technocratic Euphoria and Indifference to the Environment; Khrushchevs Agricultural Programs; The Corn Campaign: Grasslands and Maize Malaise , The Assault on ForestsThe Environmental Cost of Energy Production: The Case of Hydroelectricity; The Struggle to Protect Nature Reserves Renewed; Big Projects, the Environment and Nature Under Khrushchev; 4 Developed Socialism, Environmental Degradation, and the Time of Economic "Stagnation," 1964-1985; The Legacy of Heavy Industry; Soviet Environmental Policy from the 1960s to 1980s; Domestic Determinants of Environmental Policy; Economic Disincentives to Rational Environmental Policy; The Urban Environment; Acid Rain, Air Pollution, and the Soviet Union; Water, Water Everywhere , "Hero Projects" of the Brezhnev Era: From Central Asia to Lake Baikal and SiberiaForest Resources and Soviet Management Practices; The Development of Environmental Thinking in the Brezhnev Era; The Rise of Environmental Interest and Public Action Groups; Literature, the Press, and Environmentalism131; Environment and Society on the Eve of the Gorbachev Reforms; 5 Gorbachevs Reforms, Glasnost, and Econationalism; Gorbachev, Reforms, and Environmental Issues; The Chernobyl Disaster2; Radiation Contamination; Perestroika and the Formation of New Environmental Institutions , Civil Society and Environmentalism in the Gorbachev Era22 , Electronic reproduction; Available via World Wide Web
    Additional Edition: ISBN 9781107345027
    Additional Edition: ISBN 9780521869584
    Additional Edition: Print version An Environmental History of Russia
    Language: English
    Keywords: Electronic books
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