Obsessive Genius The Inner World of Marie Curie Great Discoveries

Author: Barbara Goldsmith
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393079767
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The bestselling, "excellent…poignant—and scientifically lucid—portrait" (New York Times Book Review) of the remarkable Marie Curie. Through family interviews, diaries, letters, and workbooks that had been sealed for over sixty years, Barbara Goldsmith reveals the Marie Curie behind the myth—an all-too-human woman struggling to balance a spectacular scientific career, a demanding family, the prejudice of society, and her own passionate nature. Obsessive Genius is a dazzling portrait of Curie, her amazing scientific success, and the price she paid for fame.

Marie Curie

Author: Rachel A. Koestler-Grack
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1604130865
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Traces the life and work of the Polish-born scientist whose study of radioactivity lead to her receiving two Nobel Prizes.

Marie Curie

Author: Carl Rollyson
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595340598
Format: PDF, ePub
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Professional biographer Carl Rollyson has pioneered a new kind of biography for children and adults alike. His narrative of "Marie Curie's" life is rendered in simple, precise prose, but he also includes material addressed to adults--especially to parents who wish some guidance in discussing what their children read. This home schooling biography also includes a timeline, sources for further study, a glossary, and an index. Vivid quotations from those who knew "Marie Curie" as well as a "points to ponder" section in each chapter are designed to provoke further discussion and research into the life and career of one of the century's greatest scientists and--as Rollyson shows--one of the most important figures in human history. At a time when the ethics of science and of scientists has been called into question, Rollyson's searching examination of Madame Curie's methods and morality makes this a sharply focused and challenging biography. The "Marie Curie" that emerges from this account is a woman of great integrity and self-discipline, acutely conscious of her historic role, keenly devoted to protecting her private life, and yet willing to shape her personality to the public roles demanded of her.

Marie Curie

Author: Kathleen Krull
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101024771
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Marie Curie, the woman who coined the term radioactivity, won not just one Nobel Prize but two?in physics and chemistry, both supposedly girl-phobic sciences.

Marie Curie

Author: Naomi Pasachoff
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195092147
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Examines the life of the Polish-born scientist who, with her husband Pierre, was awarded a 1903 Nobel Prize for discovering radium.

Pierre Curie

Author: Marie Curie
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 048632057X
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Intimate memoir of the Nobel laureate, written by his wife and lab partner, analyzes the nature and significance of the Curies' experiments. In addition, the author reconstructs her own work with radiation.

Marie Curie

Author: Beatrice Gormley
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416915451
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Highlights the life and accomplishments of the world-renowned scientist who was a pioneer in the field of radioactivity, won the Noble Prize twice, and became the first female professor at the Sorbonne.

Who Was Marie Curie

Author: Megan Stine
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698171845
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Born in Warsaw, Poland, on November 7, 1867, Marie Curie was forbidden to attend the male-only University of Warsaw, so she enrolled at the Sorbonne in Paris to study physics and mathematics. There she met a professor named Pierre Curie, and the two soon married, forming one of the most famous scientific partnerships in history. Together they discovered two elements and won a Nobel Prize in 1903. (Later Marie won another Nobel award for chemistry in 1911.) She died in Savoy, France, on July 4, 1934, a victim of many years of exposure to toxic radiation. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Marie Curie

Author: Janice Borzendowski
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9781402765438
Format: PDF
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A biography of the scientist and Nobel Prize winner Marie Curie explores both Curie's personal and professional life.