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Author: William Barr,Aleksei Mikhailovich Ermolaev,V.D. Dibner
ISBN13: 978-1552382561
Title: Arctic Scientist, Gulag Survivor: The Biography of Mikhail Mikhailovich Ermolaev, 1905-1991 (Northern Lights)
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Language: English
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Publisher: University of Calgary Press (November 12, 2009)
Pages: 615

Arctic Scientist, Gulag Survivor: The Biography of Mikhail Mikhailovich Ermolaev, 1905-1991 (Northern Lights) by William Barr,Aleksei Mikhailovich Ermolaev,V.D. Dibner



Mikhail Mikhailovich Ermolaev, one of the most prominent Soviet arctic scientists of the 1920s and 1930s, embarked on his arctic career almost by accident. On 23 November 1924, while a student at the Petrograd Polytechnical Institute, he was actively involved in rescuing people in danger of being swept to their deaths during the Petrograd Flood. Soaked and exhausted, Ermolaev developed pneumonia, which subsequently developed into tuberculosis. He survived but was advised to move to a drier climate.

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The celebrated Soviet scientist Mikhail Mikhailovich Ermolaev, whose life as an Arctic scientist spanned the period from just after the foundation of the Soviet Union in 1924 until his death during the year of its collapse, is the subject of this biography, conscientiously translated by Wil liam Barr. During Ermolaev's long life, his work involved a range of related academic disciplines from geology to geophysics and geochemistry and was conducted both out in the field in the far North, in a university setting, and in the GULAG prison camp system following his re-arrest in 1940

Translation of: Mikhail Mikhailovich Ermolaev : zhizn' issledovatelya i uchenogo. University of Calgary Press : Arctic Institute of North America, c2009. Physical description. xiv, 591 p. : il. maps ; 23 cm. Series. Northern lights series (Calgary, Alta. His own recollections of childhood in the Gulag, along with an excellent selection of family photographs, infuse this book with a sense of immediacy and personal connection. source: Nielsen Book Data)9781552380528.

Publisher : University of Calgary Press. One of the most prominent Soviet Arctic scientists of the 1920s and 1930s, Mikhail Mikhailovich Ermolaev was a geologist, physicist, and oceanographer. After working in the Arctic for some thirteen years, he was arrested by the NKVD, convicted on a trumped-up charge of "sabotage," and sent to the Gulag for ten years. Users who liked this book, also liked.

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Abstract: Mikhail Mikhailovich Ermolaev (pronounced Yermolayev) -a Russian pre- and post-war geographer and geologist-is not a well-known scientist, neither in an international nor a Russian context. But he was an outstanding person in the lives of the many people he met during his long academic career. His difficult life in many ways reflects Russian scholarship during all stages of the Soviet era, from the Bolshevik Revolution to its dissolution, including the terrible years of Stalin’s reign of terror against academic society.

One of the most prominent Soviet Arctic scientists of the 1920s and 1930s, Mikhail Mikhailovich Ermolaev was a geologist, physicist, and oceanographer. After working in the Arctic for some thirteen years, he was arrested by the NKVD, convicted on a trumped-up charge of "sabotage," and sent to the Gulag for ten years. After barely surviving a year of correctional hard labour in a lumber camp, Ermolaev was appointed to a sharashka, or professional team, which was charged with extending the railroad to the coal mines of Vorkuta in the farthest reaches of northeast Russia. Still later, he and his family were exiled to Syktyvkar and Arkhangel'sk. Remarkably, Ermolaev was eventually able to resume his academic career, ultimately establishing a new Department of the Geography of the Oceans at Kaliningrad State University.Translated from the original Russian and edited by William Barr, this biography is a fascinating personal account typical of the experiences of so many Soviet citizens who were unjustly banished to the infamous Gulag. Because Ermolaev was part of a specialist team, the conditions he and his family endured were better than most, with reasonably comfortable quarters and relatively adequate food. However, his story still clearly illustrates the brutality and inhumanity of the system.Ermolaev's son, Aleksei, was one of the authors of the original Russian-language biography published in 2005. His own recollections of his father's arrest and of the family's experiences while his father was in the Gulag, along with an excellent selection of family photographs, infuse Arctic Scientist, Gulag Survivor with a sense of immediacy and personal connection. Thanks to the expertise of William Barr, Ermolaev's story is now available in English for the first time.