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Marie Curie : a life

Author: Susan Quinn
Publisher: Reading, Mass. : Addison-Wesley, 1996.
Series: Radcliffe biography series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Biography of Marie Curie, the first woman to receive a Nobel Prize and one of the discovers of radium and polonium. The author sheds light on the tragic losses and patriotic passion that infused her early years in Poland, as well as, the intimacy and joy of her marriage to Pierre Curie and the depth of her despair at his premature death.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Named Person: Marie Curie; Marie Curie
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Quinn
ISBN: 0201887940 9780201887945
OCLC Number: 34115111
Notes: Originally published: New York : Simon & Schuster, ©1995.
"A Merloyd Lawrence book."
Description: 509 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: A family with convictions --
A double life --
Some very hard days --
A precious sense of liberty --
A beautiful thing --
Everything hoped for --
Discovery --
A theory of matter --
The prize --
Turning toward home --
Desolation and despair --
A new alchemy --
Rejection --
Scandal --
Recovery --
Serving France --
America --
A thousand bonds --
Legacies.
Series Title: Radcliffe biography series.
Responsibility: Susan Quinn.
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A brilliant, often surprising portrait--based on new information--that is sure to be the definitive work on one of history's greatest women. Quinn shows in this richly textured work, a well-rounded,  Read more...

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