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By Alekseï Nikolaevitch Tolstoï

ISBN-10: 2825139831

ISBN-13: 9782825139837

Peu après l. a. Première Guerre mondiale, l'ingénieur Loss se lance dans los angeles development d'une fusée pour rejoindre los angeles planète Mars. Mais personne ne veut l'accompagner dans ce voyage périlleux, à l'exception d'un aventurier, un ancien soldat de l'Armée rouge, Goussev. Arrivés sur Mars, ils y découvrent une civilisation millénaire, fondée par les rescapés de l'Atlantide où le luxe féodal de los angeles caste des gouvernants est le fruit du travail de mornes foules d'ouvriers...

Réflexion sur los angeles révolution, le progrès, les risks de los angeles décadence de los angeles civilisation, Aélita (1923) est considéré comme le premiere chef-d'oeuvre de l. a. science-fiction soviétique. Mais le roman de Tolstoï est avant tout un grand livre d'aventures, dans l'esprit des oeuvres de H.G. Wells, Jack London, Burroughs ou Brioussov. Les légendes de l'Atlantide, les épopées des Hommes du Ciel, les scènes d'amour et de strive against, les envolées mystiques de Loss, l'intelligence prosaïque et les réparties comiques de Goussev - un personnage classique du skaz du XIXe siècle -, les descriptions d'un monde inconnu et mystérieux, tout cela fait d'Aélita un roman exaltant.

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In July and August orders were placed for 204,900 tonnes of rails and 41,700 tonnes of associated ®ttings such as rail joiners and bolts. By the end of the year 56 shunting and medium-powered freight locomotives had been ordered for the Murmansk Railway from the H. K. 74 As for technical supervision, a so-called Commission of Ways of Communication in America was established under the chairmanship of a senior MPS technical inspector, Count S. I. Shulenburg. 75 The 2±10±0 locomotives, which were the product of the Shchukin commission's modernisation deliberations, were of®cially designated as the Class Ye but were known familiarly throughout Russia as the `decapod' (dekapod).

To judge by the MPS's traf®c predictions, they may even have been set for a new `boom'. Not only were the railways important to the state, but foreign capital remained vital for railway construction. Private investment, whether domestic or foreign, continued to be seen as politically undesirable but was now reaccepted as indispensable. With regard to procurement policy, the tradition of fairly strict protectionism prevailed. Unfortunately, it still soured relations between the engineering industry and the railways, imports naturally gaining the allure of the unattainable for the latter.

Remained among the driving forces of economic expansion in 1914. '9 Russia's railway age had begun in the late 1830s. It immediately raised the issue of tension between technological progress and political stability, some government ministers fearing that railways might encourage political unrest by allowing the population much greater freedom of movement. 10 He sanctioned the building of a short experimental line between St Petersburg and Tsarskoe Selo, and the successful opening of this venture in 1837 laid most doubts to rest, besides con®rming the technical practicability of railway operation in Russian conditions.

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