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Obsessive genius : the inner world of Marie Curie

Author: Barbara Goldsmith
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2005.
Series: Great discoveries.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : Biography : English
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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 ... 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 elements. While  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Marie Curie; Marie Curie
Material Type: Biography, Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Goldsmith
OCLC Number: 59553373
Notes: Originally published: New York : W.W. Norton, c2005. 1st ed.
"Atlas books."
Description: 1 sound disc : digital, mono. ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Early influences --
"I came through it all honestly" --
Paris --
Pierre --
Remarkable accidents --
"Question was entirely new" --
"Best sprinters" --
"Beautiful color" --
"What is the source of the energy?" --
"I will make him an help meet for him" --
"Disaster of our lives" --
"We were happy" --
Metamorphosis --
"My children ... cannot awaken life in me" --
"Chemistry of the invisible" --
Honor and dishonor --
"She is very obstinate" --
"All my strength" --
Making of a myth --
To pass the torch --
Marie's legacy.
Series Title: Great discoveries.
Responsibility: Barbara Goldsmith.

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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 ... 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 elements. While her work won her two Nobel Prizes and transformed our world, it did not liberate her from the prejudices of either the male-dominated scientific community or society. In[this book we] discover the woman ... an all-too-human woman trying to balance a spectacular scientific career with the obligations of family, the prejudice of society, the constant search for adequate funding, and the battle for recognition.-Dust jacket.

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