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Gubkin, I. M. (Ivan Mikhaĭlovich), 1871-1939. The natural wealth of the Soviet union and its exploitation - Image 9. 1932. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 21, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/6492/show/6424.

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Gubkin, I. M. (Ivan Mikhaĭlovich), 1871-1939. (1932). The natural wealth of the Soviet union and its exploitation - Image 9. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/6492/show/6424

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Title The natural wealth of the Soviet union and its exploitation
Alternative Title The natural wealth of the Soviet union and its exploitation: an address delivered before the extraordinary session of the Academy of Sciences of the Soviet union held in Moscow, June 21 - 27, 1931
Creator (LCNAF)
  • Gubkin, I. M. (Ivan Mikhaĭlovich), 1871-1939
Contributor (Local)
  • Akademii︠a︡ nauk SSSR
Publisher Co-operative Publishing Society of Foreign Workers in the U.S.S.R.
Place of Creation (TGN)
  • Moscow, Russia
Date 1932
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Natural resources
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Soviet Union
Genre (AAT)
  • pamphlets
Language English
Type (DCMI)
  • Text
Original Item Location HC335.G82 1932
Original Item URL http://library.uh.edu/record=b8304510~S5
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
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Transcript drawn into the process of labour. These resources, 6. g., coal or oil, have been in this state for millions of years, ever since their original formation. Mankind passed them by for ages without paying any attention to them, as if they were entirely useless matter. Primitive man probably took no note whatever of the "sacred idol" of modern bourgeois society, gold. When attracted by its glitter, he may have tried to bite it with his teeth to ascertain whether it was edible, and finding it of no use in this respect, he threw it away in disgust. It was only when man, in the process of labour, in the process of acting upon nature, had learned from experience the intrinsic properties of various natural substances and their usefulness to him in the sense of satisfying certain of his requirements that such substances became use values to him, while the unutilised stores of such natural substances rose to the importance of boons of nature or natural wealth. The whole history of the struggle of man against nature, of his adaptation of the forces of nature to serve his needs, through various forms in the production processes, consists in the study of the forces of nature and their exploitation. Homo neandertalensis possessed very limited knowledge of the wealth of nature, extremely meagre indeed from our present point of view. Our remote ancestor probably took stock of the supplies of stone from which he made axes, hammers and flint arrows; he may have had some selection of trees from which he prepared sticks for himself, kept stock of a small quantity of animal and vegetable raw materials which served him as food, and so forth. However, as the conditions of production became more numerous and more complex, the art of adapting the forces of nature directly to human requirements likewise became more widespread and more complex. In