On March 1st, the Rare Books Section of the VSU Regional Scientific Library opened an exhibition "Outstanding Russian Scientist" dedicated to the 170th birthday of Vasily Dokuchaev.
Vasily Vasilievich Dokuchaev (1846–1903) was a Russian geologist who is credited with laying the foundations of soil science and developing science in general. He developed soil science in Russia and introduced the idea that all the elements of nature – landscape, climate, soil – are interconnected and depend on each other. The exhibition presents the lifetime editions of Dokuchaev's works, with one of the most prominent – Russian Black Soils (St.Petersburg, 1883) – among them. This work was the basis of the scientist's PhD thesis. Of great interests are the books with the author's signature.
The exhibition is open until 18th April at the address: 24 Prospekt Revolutsiy, room 222 (Rare Books Section).