The Plough that Broke the Steppes

Agriculture and Environment on Russia's Grasslands, 1700-1914
Author(s): 
Moon, David
ISBN: 
9780199556434
Date published: 
February 2013
Hardback
Price: 
£65.00

This is the first environmental history of Russia's steppes. David Moon focuses on the settlement of migrants from central Russia, Ukraine, and central Europe, and analyses how naturalists and scientists came to understand the steppe environment, including the origins of the fertile black earth.