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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
Creator
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 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"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Emling, Shelley
Dewey number
  • 540.92/52
  • B
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
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocm760974704
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xx, 219 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780230115712
Lccn
2012005625
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)760974704
  • (Sirsi) a1141743
Label
Marie Curie and her daughters : the private lives of science's first family, Shelley Emling
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocm760974704
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xx, 219 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780230115712
Lccn
2012005625
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)760974704
  • (Sirsi) a1141743

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