2011 • № 2


From the History of Science

M. B. Konashev. Theodosius Dobzhansky and institutional aspects of the evolutionary synthesis
M.A. Ostrovsky, N.L. Sakina, V.M. Chesnov. The development of physiology of vision in Russia in the first decades of Soviet power (1917–1950)
O. B. Sheynin. Chance and necessity: Why are planetary orbits elliptical?

The Social History of Science

M. V. Loskutova. Amateurs and professionals: Science in a Russian province from the second half of the 19th century to the beginning of the 20th century

From the History of Technology

O. S. Vorotnikov. The revival of interest in solid-fuel military rockets during the 1920s and 1930s
K. I. Zabelin, Ye. S. Ignatenko. The first Russian electronic televisions

Materials for the Biographies of Scientists and Engineers

Ye. F. Burshtein. Aleksandr Sevastianov, twice a Russian academician: A biographical sketch
A. V. Samokish. B. Ye. Raykov’s memoir as source for the history of science and education during the first half of the 20th century

Museums and Institutions

E. A. Kosmachevskaia, L. I. Gromova. Tropics in the subtropics: I. P. Pavlov and the Sukhumi Primate Station

Brief Communications

O. A. Grosheva. S. S. Neustruev and his contributions to the study of the Orenburg region

Essay Review

K. O. Rossianov. “Innocent entertainment” or serious science? A historical perspective on the life and works of O. A. Fedchenko

Book Reviews

U. Hoßfeld, L. Olsson, G. Levit, and O. Breidbach (eds.). Ivan I. Schmalhausen: Die Evolutionsfaktoren. Eine Theorie der stabilisierenden Auslese (Stuttgart, 2010), reviewed by E. I. Kolchinsky
A.I.Babukhin. Lectures on histology (Moscow, 2010), reviewed by N. N. Shevliuk
T. I. Uliankina. “A wild era in history…” The fates of Russian scientific émigrés in Europe (1940–1950) (Moscow, 2010), reviewed by V. I. Kosik

Academic Life

N. A. Ashcheulova, S. A. Dushina. Twenty-sixth International School for the Sociology of Science and Technology in the 100th anniversary year of Robert K. Merton’s birth
N. M. Semenov. Exhibition on the 200th anniversary of the birth of V. А. Dolgorukov
B. I. Ivanov. Thirty-first annual conference of the St. Petersburg historians of science and technology
V. M. Lomovitskaia. Sociology of science at the XVII ISA World Congress of Sociology.