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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

Emling, Shelley. (Author).

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Main Biography Curie, Marie (Text) 31307020364651 Biography Checked out 12/29/2017

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  • ISBN: 9780230115712 : HRD
  • ISBN: 0230115713 : HRD
  • Physical Description: xx, 219 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York City : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. [213]-214) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: 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, etc.: "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 dominatedprofession 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--anda family of women inextricably connected to the dawn of nuclear physics"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Curie, Marie, 1867-1934.
Curie, Marie, 1867-1934 > Family.
Joliot-Curie, Irn̈e, 1897-1956.
Curie, Eve, 1904-2007.
Women scientists > Family relationships.
Mothers and daughters.
Women chemists > Biography.
Women philanthropists > Biography.
Women journalists > Biography.
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