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Emling, Shelley

Overview
Works: 6 works in 29 publications in 4 languages and 1,804 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: QD22.C8, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Shelley Emling
Marie Curie and her daughters : the private lives of science's first family by Shelley Emling( Book )

13 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Chinese and held by 981 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focusing on the first family in science, this biography explores Marie Curie's relationship with her two daughters. 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, including personal letters released by Curie's only granddaughter, 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. The author continues the family story into the third generation, showing how the passion for science has endured with Curie's grandaughter Helene Langevin-Joliot
The fossil hunter : dinosaurs, evolution, and the woman whose discoveries changed the world by Shelley Emling( Book )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mary Anning was only twelve years old when, in 1811, she discovered the first dinosaur skeleton - an ichthyosaur - while fossil hunting on the cliffs of Lyme Regis, England. The child of a poor family, Mary became a fossil hunter, inspiring the tongue-twister, "She Sells Sea Shells by the Seashore." She attracted the attention of fossil collectors and, eventually, of the scientific world. At the time, it was widely believed that animals did not become extinct but once news of the fossils reached the halls of academia, it became impossible to ignore the truth. Mary's peculiar finds helped lay the groundwork for Charles Darwin's theory of evolution." "A story worthy of Dickens, The Fossil Hunter chronicles the life of this young girl with dirt under her fingernails and without a shilling to buy dinner, who became a world-renowned paleontologist. Dickens himself said of Mary: "The carpenter's daughter has won a name for herself, and deserved to win it.""--BOOK JACKET
Your guide to retiring to Mexico, Costa Rica, and beyond : finding the good life on a fixed income by Shelley Emling( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retirees? Should I bring a car to my new home? Must I apply for residency? What should I do about auto and health coverage? Can I bring my pet? How will I meet other Americans? So make your retirement years the best years of your life. With Your Guide to Retiring, your memories are waiting to be made
Maria Skłodowska-Curie i jej córki : opowieść o najsłynniejszej w dziejach rodzinie naukowców by Shelley Emling( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in Polish and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focusing on the first family in science, this biography explores Marie Curie's relationship with her two daughters. 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, including personal letters released by Curie's only granddaughter, 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. The author continues the family story into the third generation, showing how the passion for science has endured with Curie's grandaughter Helene Langevin-Joliot
Setting the world on fire : the brief, astonishing life of st. catherine of siena by Shelley Emling( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marie Curie és lányai : fejezetek egy tudósdinasztia életéből by Shelley Emling( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in Hungarian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Your guide to retiring to Mexico, Costa Rica, and beyond : finding the good life on a fixed income