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Marie Curie and Her Daughters

The Private Lives of Science's First Family

Emling, Shelley

(Book - 2012)
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"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 descendants, 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"--
Published: New York City : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 0230115713
9780230115712
Branch Call Number: 940.9252 EML
Characteristics: xx, 219 pages, [8] pages of plates :,illustrations ;,25 cm

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