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Obsessive genius : the inner world of Marie Curie

Author: Barbara Goldsmith
Publisher: London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2005.
Series: Great discoveries.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The myth of Marie Curie - the penniless Polish immigrant who through genius and obsessive persistence endured years of toil and deprivation to produce radium, a luminous panacea for all the world's ills, including cancer - has obscured the remarkable truth behind her discoveries. Marie Curie's shrewd though controversial insight was that radioactivity was an atomic property that could be used to discover new  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Marie Curie; Irène Joliot-Curie; Hélène Langevin-Joliot; Marie Curie; Irène Joliot-Curie; Hélène Langevin-Joliot
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Goldsmith
ISBN: 0297847678 9780297847670
OCLC Number: 56653087
Description: 256 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 23 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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Marie Curie reamins the only woman to win two Nobel prizes - the first in 1903 for the discovery of radioactivity and the second in 1911 for the discovery of radium and polonium.  Read more...

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"[E]xcellent short biography of Marie Curie... [A] poignant-and scientifically lucid-portrait." The New York Times "[N]ever a dull moment in this true tale, and Goldsmith's nostalgic yet Read more...

 
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