Land in Bloom – Safonov

In this post, we will see the book Land In Bloom by Vadim Safonov.

About the book

A celebration of Soviet agricultural science, using literary techniques to bring the main characters to life. A propagandized history of plant breeding. This entertaining work won the 1949 Stalin prize. Mendelian genetics, developed in the U.S., are attacked in favour of the inheritance of acquired characteristics as espoused by Michurin, Lysenko, and others.

The book was translated from Russian by J. Fineberg was published in 1951 by Foreign Languages Publishing House.

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A Great Battle
The battlefield. Green land
The Inhabitants of Green Land
Living Dust
A Planet in an Olive-Coloured Mist
Threads of Life
A Great Army
Explorer and Master
Alphonse De Candolle
The Circle Expands
The mystery of mysteries
A Few Observations on Sweet Peas, Luck and Tumbler Pigeons
The Year 1859
The Monastery in Brno
Giants and Pygmies – Twenty-Two Mice Generations
The Resurrection of Gregor Mendel
The Morganists
Professor Muller’s Flies
The birth of a great science
The Perfect Slipper. More About the Pygmy Science and the Giant Science
The Californian Wizard
Struggle and Triumph
A Mighty Science Is Born
Land in Bloom
A Creator
Commander of the fields
The Discovery of Vernalization
The Stages of Life
The Mystery of Birth
The Conquest of Old Age
Marriage for Love
Kooperatorka’s New Life
The Story About the Poplar Tree
The Thing Most Needed
The History of the Dandelion
The victor generation
An Experiment on 500 000 Hectares
An Experiment on 700 000 Hectares
The Shpolians
A Million Hectares
What Is Socialist Romanticism?
The Morning of the World
A Thousand and Thirty-Five Tubers
Green Land is altering its frontiers

Grain Grows in Hibini
Arctic Agriculture
The Treasures at Blue Bridge
Undying Heroism
Living earth
A Giant
A Planet’s “Iliad”
The Human Era
Land of the Fгture
Creative life
Land of Twilight
In the Land of Life
A Historic Session
Explanatory Notes

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