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Marie Curie and her daughters : the private lives of science's first family

Author: Shelley Emling
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, August 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Marie Curie; Marie Curie; Irène Joliot-Curie; Eve Curie
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Shelley Emling
ISBN: 9780230115712 0230115713
OCLC Number: 760974704
Description: xx, 219 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Prologue : America: a fresh point of departure for the world's greatest scientist --
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.
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The first book to focus on the relationship between famed scientist Marie Curie and her two remarkable daughters. Drawing on personal interviews with Curie's descendents, as well as revelatory new  Read more...

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Emling offers an intimate look at Curie's relationship with her children [and a] fascinating, moving story [with an] inspiring message conveyed throughout. "Carmela Ciuraru, The Boston Globe" The Read more...

 
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