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Marie Curie and Her Daughters

The Private Lives of Science's First Family

Emling, Shelley

(Book - 2012)
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
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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.
Publisher: New York, NY :, Palgrave Macmillan,, 2012
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 0230115713
9780230115712
Branch Call Number: B-C975e 2012
Characteristics: xx, 219 pages, [8] pages of plates :,illustrations ;,25 cm

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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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