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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:   Print book : English : Paperback edView all editions and formats
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The bestselling, "excellent...poignant-and scientifically lucid-portrait" (New York Times Book Review) of the remarkable Marie Curie.

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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Marie Curie; Marie Curie
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Goldsmith
ISBN: 0393327485 9780393327489
OCLC Number: 664374612
Notes: "Atlas Books."
Includes reading group guide.
Awards: Winner of The American Institute of Physics Science Writing Award 2005.
Description: 257 pages : illustrations ; 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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"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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