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Emling, Shelley

Overview
Works: 5 works in 27 publications in 3 languages and 1,741 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History 
Classifications: QD22.C8, B
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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 )
11 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 924 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 613 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 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
More and more people are retiring South of the Border. And why not? Pension dollars that barely buy the necessities in the United States will stretch luxuriantly in Latin America, covering everything from servants to sirloin steaks. Yet, a move like this may seem intimidating. That's why Your Guide to Retiring to Mexico, Costa Rica, and Beyond was written - to help you choose the best place to spend your work-free years, and to guide you in making the move comfortably
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 7 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
Ju li fu ren he ta de nu er men : ni suo bu zhi dao ke xue jie di yi jia ting de si sheng huo by Shelley Emling ( Book )
2 editions published in 2013 in Chinese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Languages
English (23)
Chinese (2)
Polish (2)
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