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Emling, Shelley

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Works: 6 works in 31 publications in 4 languages and 1,827 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: QD22.C8, 540.9252
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Publications about Shelley Emling
Publications by Shelley Emling
Most widely held works by Shelley Emling
Marie Curie and her daughters : the private lives of science's first family by Shelley Emling( Book )
13 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Chinese and held by 1,002 libraries worldwide
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 role in the development of the atomic bomb, and Eve, a highly regarded humanitarian and journalist, who fought alongside the French Resistance during WWII. As a woman fighting to succeed in a male dominated profession and a Polish immigrant caught in a xenophobic society, she had to find ways to support her research. Drawing on personal interviews with Curie's descendents, including personal letters released by Curie's only granddaughter, as well as revelatory new archives, this is a wholly new story about Marie Curie, and a family of women inextricably connected to the dawn of nuclear physics. The author continues the family story into the third generation, showing how the passion for science has endured with Curie's grandaughter Helene Langevin-Joliot
The fossil hunter : dinosaurs, evolution, and the woman whose discoveries changed the world by Shelley Emling( Book )
10 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 578 libraries worldwide
"Mary Anning was only twelve years old when, in 1811, she discovered the first dinosaur skeleton - an ichthyosaur - while fossil hunting on the cliffs of Lyme Regis, England. The child of a poor family, Mary became a fossil hunter, inspiring the tongue-twister, "She Sells Sea Shells by the Seashore." She attracted the attention of fossil collectors and, eventually, of the scientific world. At the time, it was widely believed that animals did not become extinct but once news of the fossils reached the halls of academia, it became impossible to ignore the truth. Mary's peculiar finds helped lay the groundwork for Charles Darwin's theory of evolution." "A story worthy of Dickens, The Fossil Hunter chronicles the life of this young girl with dirt under her fingernails and without a shilling to buy dinner, who became a world-renowned paleontologist. Dickens himself said of Mary: "The carpenter's daughter has won a name for herself, and deserved to win it.""--Jacket
Your guide to retiring to Mexico, Costa Rica, and beyond : finding the good life on a fixed income by Shelley Emling( Book )
3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 176 libraries worldwide
Retirees? Should I bring a car to my new home? Must I apply for residency? What should I do about auto and health coverage? Can I bring my pet? How will I meet other Americans? So make your retirement years the best years of your life. With Your Guide to Retiring, your memories are waiting to be made
Setting the world on fire : the brief, astonishing life of St. Catherine of Siena by Shelley Emling( Book )
2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
"One of only two patron saints of Italy, the other being St. Francis of Assisi, St. Catherine was ahead of her time. As a political powerhouse in late 14th century Europe, a time of war, social unrest and one of the worst natural disasters of all time--the plague--she worked for peace between Christians while campaigning for a holy crusade against Muslims. She was illiterate but grew into a great writer by dictating to assistants. She was frail and punished herself mercilessly, often starving herself, while offering moral guidance and inspiration to kings, queens, and popes. It's easy to see why feminists through the years have sought to claim the patronage of St. Catherine. From her refusal to marry to her assertion that her physical appearance was of no importance, the famous Saint is ripe for modern interpretation. She was a peacemaker during Siena's revolution of 1368, sometimes addressing thousands of people in squares and streets; she convinced Pope Gregory XI to return the papacy to Rome at a time when the Catholic Church was unraveling. How did this girl, the second-youngest of 25 children of a middle-class dyer, grow to become one of the most beloved spiritual figures of all time, a theological giant to rank alongside the likes of Thomas Aquinas? In Setting the World on Fire, Emling gives an intimate portrayal of this fascinating and revolutionary woman"--
Maria Skłodowska-Curie i jej córki : opowieść o najsłynniejszej w dziejach rodzinie naukowców by Shelley Emling( Book )
2 editions published in 2013 in Polish and held by 8 libraries worldwide
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 role in the development of the atomic bomb, and Eve, a highly regarded humanitarian and journalist, who fought alongside the French Resistance during WWII. As a woman fighting to succeed in a male dominated profession and a Polish immigrant caught in a xenophobic society, she had to find ways to support her research. Drawing on personal interviews with Curie's descendents, including personal letters released by Curie's only granddaughter, as well as revelatory new archives, this is a wholly new story about Marie Curie, and a family of women inextricably connected to the dawn of nuclear physics. The author continues the family story into the third generation, showing how the passion for science has endured with Curie's grandaughter Helene Langevin-Joliot
Marie Curie és lányai : fejezetek egy tudósdinasztia életéből by Shelley Emling( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in Hungarian and held by 1 library worldwide
 
Languages
English (26)
Chinese (2)
Polish (2)
Hungarian (1)
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