Skip to content
You are not logged in |Login  
Limit search to available items
More Information
Author Hollings, Christopher, 1982- author.

Title Scientific communication across the Iron Curtain / Christopher D. Hollings.

Publication Info. Cham : Springer, [2016]

Item Status

Description 1 online resource : illustrations
text file
Series SpringerBriefs in history of science and technology
SpringerBriefs in history of science and technology.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction and Overview -- Personal Communications -- Physical Access to Publications -- Linguistic Access to Publications -- Concluding Remarks and Points to be Pursued.
Summary This monograph provides a concise introduction to the tangled issues of communication between Russian and Western scientists during the Cold War. It details the extent to which mid-twentieth-century researchers and practitioners were able to communicate with their counterparts on the opposite side of the Iron Curtain. Drawing upon evidence from a range of disciplines, a decade-by-decade account is first given of the varying levels of contact that existed via private correspondence and conference attendance. Next, the book examines the exchange of publications and the availability of one side's work in the libraries of the other. It then goes on to compare general language abilities on opposite sides of the Iron Curtain, with comments on efforts in the West to learn Russian and the systematic translation of Russian work. In the end, author Christopher Hollings argues that physical accessibility was generally good in both directions, but that Western scientists were afflicted by greater linguistic difficulties than their Soviet counterparts whose major problems were bureaucratic in nature. This volume will be of interest to historians of Cold War science, particularly those who study communications and language issues. In addition, it will be an ideal starting pointing for anyone looking to know more about this fascinating area.
Local Note eBooks on EBSCOhost EBSCO eBook Subscription Academic Collection - North America
Subject Communication in science -- History -- 20th century.
Scientists -- Correspondence.
Cold War.
History of mathematics.
History of science.
SCIENCE -- Philosophy & Social Aspects.
Communication in science.
Cold War (1945-1989)
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form History.
Personal correspondence.
Other Form: Print version: Hollings, Christopher, 1982- Scientific communication across the Iron Curtain. Cham : Springer, [2016] 3319253441 9783319253442 (OCoLC)920446930
ISBN 9783319253466 (electronic bk.)
3319253468 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. 10.1007/978-3-319-25346-6