Ilin, M.

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ILIN, M. (Ilya Yakovlevich Marshak ; 1895–1953), Russian author. An engineer by profession, Ilin was a prolific writer of children's books on technical subjects and was widely translated. His works include Solntse na stole (1927; Turning Night into Day, 1936), on electric lighting; Rasskaz o velikom plane (1930, 19366; Story of the Five-Year Plan, 1932); Gory i lyudi (1935; Men and Mountains, Man's Victory over Nature, 1935); and Puteshestviye v atom ("Journey into the Atom," 1948).