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The Resource Marie Curie and her daughters : the private lives of science's first family, Shelley Emling

Marie Curie and her daughters : the private lives of science's first family, Shelley Emling

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Marie Curie and her daughters : the private lives of science's first family
Title
Marie Curie and her daughters
Title remainder
the private lives of science's first family
Statement of responsibility
Shelley Emling
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Marie Curie was the first person to be honored by two Nobel Prizes and she pioneered the use of radiation therapy for cancer patients. But she was also a mother, widowed young, who raised two extraordinary daughters alone: Irene, a Nobel Prize winning chemist in her own right, who played an important role in the development of the atomic bomb, and Eve, a highly regarded humanitarian and journalist, who fought alongside the French Resistance during WWII. As a woman fighting to succeed in a male dominated profession and a Polish immigrant caught in a xenophobic society, she had to find ways to support her research. Drawing on personal interviews with Curie's descendents, as well as revelatory new archives, this is a wholly new story about Marie Curie--and a family of women inextricably connected to the dawn of nuclear physics"--
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Biography type
individual biography
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Emling, Shelley
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
QD22.C8
LC item number
E46 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Curie, Marie
  • Curie, Marie
  • Joliot-Curie, Irène
  • Curie, Eve
  • Women scientists
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Women chemists
  • Women philanthropists
  • Women journalists
  • SCIENCE / History
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Science & Technology
  • HISTORY / Europe / France
Label
Marie Curie and her daughters : the private lives of science's first family, Shelley Emling
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [213]-214) and index
Contents
An Absolutely Miserable Year -- Moving On -- Meeting Missy -- Finally, America -- The White House -- New and Improved -- Another Dynamic Duo -- Turning to America -- Again -- Into the Spotlight -- The End Of A Quest -- Tributes and New Causes -- All About Eve -- The Ravages Of Another World War -- Rough Waters -- The Legacy
Control code
760974704
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
xx, 219 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780230115712
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012005625
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)760974704
Label
Marie Curie and her daughters : the private lives of science's first family, Shelley Emling
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [213]-214) and index
Contents
An Absolutely Miserable Year -- Moving On -- Meeting Missy -- Finally, America -- The White House -- New and Improved -- Another Dynamic Duo -- Turning to America -- Again -- Into the Spotlight -- The End Of A Quest -- Tributes and New Causes -- All About Eve -- The Ravages Of Another World War -- Rough Waters -- The Legacy
Control code
760974704
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
xx, 219 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780230115712
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012005625
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)760974704

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