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Author: Sarah Dry
Publisher: London : Haus Pub., 2003.
Series: Life & times (London, England)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Marie Curie was not only the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, she won two - in 1903 and 1911. Though her work was neglected by the scientific establishment in Paris, she made pioneering discoveries in the field of radioactivity and discovered two elements, Radium and Polonium. Sarah Dry offers a picture of a more dynamic and politically engaged Curie than the isolated genius of popular belief." "This book also  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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biografi
Named Person: Marie Curie; Marie Curie; Marie Curie; Marie Curie
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Dry
ISBN: 9781904341291 1904341292
OCLC Number: 51270545
Description: 170 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 20 cm.
Contents: Early years (1867-1891) --
Paris (1891-1897) --
Discovering radium (1897-1902) --
Theorizing radioactivity (1902-1906) --
Death and laboratory life (1906-1911) --
Scandal (1911-1914) --
War (1914-1918) --
Final years (1919-1934) --
Irène Joliot-Curie (1897-1956) / Sabine Seifert.
Series Title: Life & times (London, England)
Responsibility: Sarah Dry ; with an essay by Sabine Seifert.

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Marie Curie made pioneering discoveries in the field of radioactivity and discovered two elements, Radium and Polonium, the latter having acquired new notoriety over one hundred years after Curie's  Read more...

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