The Lysenko Controversy as a Global Phenomenon, Volume 2

Genetics and Agriculture in the Soviet Union and Beyond

  • William deJong-Lambert
  • Nikolai Krementsov

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. The Lysenko Controversy: East and West

  3. The Lysenko Effects: Biology and Philosophy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 159-159
    2. John Marks
      Pages 185-206
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 237-343

About this book


This volume examines the international impact of Lysenkoism in its namesake’s heyday and the reasons behind Lysenko’s rehabilitation in Russia today. By presenting the rise and fall of T.D. Lysenko in its various aspects, the authors provide a fresh perspective on one of the most notorious episodes in the history of science.


Lysenkoism Iron Curtain Soviet agricultural policy genetics and natural selection big science

Editors and affiliations

  • William deJong-Lambert
    • 1
  • Nikolai Krementsov
    • 2
  1. 1.Bronx Community CollegeCity University of New YorkBronxUSA
  2. 2.University of TorontoTorontoCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages History History (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-39178-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-39179-3
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