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Author Emling, Shelley.
Title Marie Curie and her daughters : the private lives of science's first family / Shelley Emling.
Published New York : Palgrave Macmillan, August 2012.
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 Floor4  QD22.C8 E46 2012    IN LIBRARY
Edition First edition.
Description xx, 219 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Content Type text
Format volume
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Prologue -- An Absolutely Miserable Year -- Moving On -- Meeting Missy -- Finally, America -- The White House -- New and Improved -- Another Dynamic Duo -- Turning to America -- Again -- Into the Spotlight -- The End Of A Quest -- Tributes and New Causes -- All About Eve -- The Ravages Of Another World War -- Rough Waters -- The Legacy.
Summary "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, 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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Curie, Marie, 1867-1934.
Curie, Marie, 1867-1934 -- Family.
Joliot-Curie, Irène, 1897-1956.
Curie, Eve, 1904-2007.
Women scientists -- Family relationships.
Mothers and daughters.
Women chemists -- Biography.
Women philanthropists -- Biography.
Women journalists -- Biography.
ISBN 0230115713 (hardback)
9780230115712 (hardback)
OCLC number 760974704