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Obsessive genius : the inner world of Marie Curie

Author: Barbara Goldsmith
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, ©2005.
Series: Great discoveries.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Draws on diaries, letters, and family interviews to discuss the lesser-known achievements and scientific insights of the Nobel Prize-winning scientist, documenting how she was compromised by the prejudices of a male-dominated society.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Biography
Biographies
Named Person: Marie Curie; Marie Curie; Marie Curie; Marie Curie
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Goldsmith
ISBN: 0393051374 9780393051377 0393327485 9780393327489
OCLC Number: 55797910
Notes: "Atlas books."
Description: 256 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Contents: Early influences --
"I came through it all honestly" --
Paris --
Pierre --
Remarkable accidents --
"The question was entirely new" --
"The best sprinters" --
"A beautiful color" --
"What is the source of the energy?" --
"I will make him an help meet for him" --
"The disaster of our lives" --
"We were happy" --
The metamorphosis --
"My children ... cannot awaken life in me" --
"The chemistry of the invisible" --
Honor and dishonor --
"She is very obstinate" --
"All my strength" --
The making of a myth --
To pass the torch --
Marie's legacy.
Series Title: Great discoveries.
Responsibility: Barbara Goldsmith.
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Using original research--diaries, letters, and family interviews--to peel away the layers of myth and reveal the woman behind the icon, acclaimed author and historian Goldsmith offers a dazzling  Read more...

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"Never a dull moment .... Goldsmith leads the reader through a wonderland of facts with just the right blend of science and story. In the end, the mystery of the great Madame [Curie] remains, but a Read more...

 
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Curie primarily as mother, then as scientist

by vleighton (WorldCat user published 2012-06-22) Excellent Permalink

  This text is a well-written, current biography of the famed scientist Marie Curie. Goldsmith writes as a woman trying to investigate how Curie balanced traditional female roles (mother, wife) with her life as a scientist, so the science takes a bit of a backseat to social relations. One edition...
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