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Mackail, J. W. (John William), 1859-1945. Russia's gift to the world - Image 34. 1915. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. June 20, 2019. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/1430/show/1409.

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Mackail, J. W. (John William), 1859-1945. (1915). Russia's gift to the world - Image 34. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/1430/show/1409

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Mackail, J. W. (John William), 1859-1945, Russia's gift to the world - Image 34, 1915, Socialist and Communist Pamphlets, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed June 20, 2019, https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/1430/show/1409.

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Title Russia's gift to the world
Creator (LCNAF)
  • Mackail, J. W. (John William), 1859-1945
Publisher Hodder and Stoughton
Place of Creation (TGN)
  • New York
  • London
Date 1915
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Russia
Genre (AAT)
  • pamphlets
Language English
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  • Text
Original Item Extent 48 pages; 22 cm.
Original Item Location DK32.7.M3 1915
Original Item URL http://library.uh.edu/record=b8304497~S11
Original Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
Digital Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://libraries.uh.edu/branches/special-collections
Use and Reproduction This item is in the public domain and may be used freely.
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Transcript 32 Russia's Gift to the World producing well marked and most interesting electrical effects, the researches of Stoletov are of unsurpassed importance. The work of Colley on electric waves, of Borgmann on discharge through gases, of Egorov on spectroscopy, of Umov on light, to mention but a few of the names of Russian workers, shows with what vigour the science of physics is being pursued ; and this conclusion is confirmed by the large numbers of able and enthusiastic young Russian physicists who are now at the beginning of their careers. Some English physicists have had special opportunity of appreciating the excellent work they have done in our own laboratories. It is significant of the place which Russia holds in the diffusion as well as the advancement of science, that the best text-book on physics produced in any country is that of a Russian, Hvolson ; it has been translated into most European languages. It is remarkable alike for its completeness, its breadth of view, and its sug- gestiveness, and has been a great help and stimulus to workers and students throughout the world. In astronomy Russia has taken an important place ever since Peter the Great built the Observatory at Petrograd, the most magnificent and the best equipped which then existed in Europe. The best observations of the transit of Venus in 1761 were made by Russian astronomers, who were distributed for this purpose all over the Empire. In the 19th century other observatories were founded; the central one, at Pulkovo, has been for eighty years one of the greatest observatories i^ the world, and of fundamental importance to science. In modern times particularly, high respect and gratitude are felt by astronomers to many of their Russian colleagues. We may note specially in the advances made by astronomical science the researches of Glasenapp and Kovalsky on double stars, of the Ceraskis on variable stars, and of Belopolsky in spectroscopic analysis.