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Marie Curie and Her Daughters

The Private Lives of Science's First Family
Emling, Shelley (Book - 2012 )
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"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 descendants, 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"-- Provided by publisher.
Authors: Emling, Shelley
Title: Marie Curie and her daughters
the private lives of science's first family
Publisher: New York, NY :, Palgrave Macmillan,, 2012
Edition: First edition
Characteristics: xx, 219 pages, [8] pages of plates :,illustrations ;,25 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Shelley Emling
Contents: Prologue
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
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 descendants, 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"-- Provided by publisher.
ISBN: 0230115713
9780230115712
Branch Call Number: B-C975e 2012
Copyright Date: ©2012
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Headings: Women journalists Biography Women philanthropists Biography Women chemists Biography Mothers and daughters Women scientists Family relationships Curie, Eve, 1904-2007 Joliot-Curie, Irène, 1897-1956 Curie, Marie, 1867-1934 Family Curie, Marie, 1867-1934
Topical Term: Women journalists
Women philanthropists
Women chemists
Mothers and daughters
Women scientists
LCCN: 2012005625
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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.

"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... Read More »


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