Marie Curie and Her Daughters

The Private Lives of Science's First Family
Author: Shelley Emling
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1137102616
Category: Science
Page: 256
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A new portrait of the two-time Nobel winner and her two daughters Focusing on the first family in science, this biography of Marie Curie plumbs the recesses of her relationships with her two daughters, extraordinary in their own right, and presents the legendary scientist to us in a fresh way. Although the common image is that of a shy introvert toiling away in her laboratory, highly praised science writer Shelley Emling shows how Marie Curie was nothing short of an iconoclast. Her affair with a younger and married man drew the enmity of a xenophobic French establishment, who denied her entry to the Academy of Sciences and tried to expel her from France. But she was determined to live life how she saw fit, and passed on her resilience to her daughters. Emling draws on personal letters released by Curie's only granddaughter to show how Marie influenced her daughters yet let them blaze their own paths. Irene followed her mother's footsteps into science and was instrumental in the discovery of nuclear fission. Eve traveled the world as a foreign correspondent and then moved on to humanitarian missions. Emling also shows how Curie, following World War I, turned to America for help. Few people know about Curie's close friendship with American journalist Missy Meloney, who arranged speaking tours across the country for Marie and Eve and Irene. Months on the road, charming audiences both large and small, endeared the Curies to American women and established a lifelong relationship with the United States that formed one of the strongest connections of Marie's life. Without the financial support of American women, Marie might not have been able to go on with her research. Continuing the family story into the third generation, Emling also interviews Marie Curie's granddaughter Helene Joliot-Curie, who is an accomplished physicist in her own right. She reveals why her grandmother was a lot more than just a scientist and how Marie's trips to America forever changed her. Factually rich, personal and original, this is an engrossing story about the most famous woman in science that rips the cover off the myth and reveals the real person, friend, and mother behind it.

El dedo de Galileo


Author: Peter William Atkins
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9788467027204
Category: Science
Page: 440
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Este ensayo explica, de manera amena y clara, cuestiones que afectan a nuestras vidas, como la herencia codificada en el ADN, la evolución por medio de la selección natural, la conservación de la energía y el razonamiento matemático. Un libro asequible pensado para ser consultado por un público amplio.

Marie Curie. Genio obsesivo


Author: Barbara Goldsmith
Publisher: Antoni Bosch editor
ISBN: 9788495348197
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 240
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El mito de Marie Curie -la pobre inmigrante polaca quien, gracias a su genio y a su obsesión por el trabajo, soportó años de vejaciones y esfuerzos para conseguir obtener radio, la luminosa panacea para todos los males de la tierra, incluido el cáncer- ha velado lo que realmente fue su vida de descubridora. La idea brillante pero controvertida de Curie fue que la radiactividad es una propiedad del átomo que podía emplearse para descubrir nuevos elementos. Aunque sus investigaciones le valieron dos premios Nobel y transformaron nuestro mundo, no consiguieron liberarla ni de los prejuicios de la comunidad cientifica, en la que las mujeres no eran bien recibidas, ni de los prejuicios de la sociedad francesa. Esta es la biografía de una mujer que intentó compatibilizar la ciencia, el amor y la familia. A partir de documentos jamás utilizados (cartas, diarios, entrevistas con la familia), Barbara Goldsmith, la aclamada escritora e historiadora, revela la mujer detrás del mito, ofreciendo un exuberante retrato de Curie, de sus sorprendentes descubrimientos y del precio que tuvo que pagar por haber alcanzado la fama. Traducción de Ma Esther Rabasco

Marie Curie and Her Daughter Irène


Author: Rosalynd Pflaum
Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780822549154
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 144
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Presents the life stories of Marie Curie, dicoverer of radium, polonium, and natural radiation, and her daughter Irene Joliot-Curie, discoverer of artificial radiation.

Marie Curie

Scientist
Author: Rachel A. Koestler-Grack
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1604130865
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 136
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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.

Madame Curie

A Biography
Author: Eve Curie
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 9780306810381
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 444
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"A biography [of Nobel Prize winner Madame Curie] that stirs the heart and the mind by a fine counterpoint of sense and sensibility, a great story superbly told."--New York Times Marie Sklodowska Curie (1867-1934) was the first woman scientist to win worldwide acclaim and was, indeed, one of the great scientists of the twentieth century. Written by Curie's daughter, the renowned international activist Eve Curie, this biography chronicles Curie's legendary achievements in science, including her pioneering efforts in the study of radioactivity and her two Nobel Prizes in Physics and Chemistry. It also spotlights her remarkable life, from her childhood in Poland, to her storybook Parisian marriage to fellow scientist Pierre Curie, to her tragic death from the very radium that brought her fame. Now updated with an eloquent, rousing introduction by best-selling author Natalie Angier, this timeless biography celebrates an astonishing mind and a extraordinary woman's life.

¿Quién Fue Marie Curie?


Author: Megan Stine
Publisher: loqueleo
ISBN: 9781631134241
Category:
Page: 112
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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.

¿Harías esto por mí?


Author: Lisa Verge Higgins
Publisher: Grupo Planeta Spain
ISBN: 8408105612
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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¿Cómo se convierte una esposa en amante? Kate sabe que su matrimonio perdió la chispa hace años, aunque a su marido no parece importarle. Los hijos consumen todo su tiempo y energía, pero tiene que encontrar la manera de reavivar la pasión de antaño. ¿Cómo se convence a un hombre para que se convierta en el amor de tu vida? Sarah es enfermera de Médicos Sin Fronteras, y su hogar está en las sofocantes aldeas africanas. Pero el único hombre al que ha amado se mueve en los confines de una clínica climatizada de Los Ángeles. La imagen idealizada de este hombre del pasado le impide ver al amor de carne y hueso que tiene a su lado. ¿Cómo se convierte una mujer en madre de la noche a la mañana? La exitosa carrera de Jo la ha llevado a creer que carece del más mínimo instinto maternal. Cuando irrumpe en su vida una pequeña huerfanita, Jo se ve obligada a afrontar las secuelas de su desdichada infancia y a derribar el muro que protegía su corazón. ¿Qué tienen en común Kate, Sarah y Jo? A Rachel Braun, una amiga generosa y entusiasta que les ha ocultado la grave enfermedadque padece. Entre sus últimas voluntades les ha pedido que cumplan un deseo capaz de alterar el orden reinante de la existenciade sus tres amigas. Sin embargo, gracias a Rachel descubrirán que su amistad está por encima de todo.

Marie Curie

la mujer que cambió el curso de la ciencia
Author: Philip Steele
Publisher: Altea S A Ediciones
ISBN: 9788437224695
Category: History
Page: 64
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A lively and engaging biography brings the reader into Marie Curie's world through personal diaries and revealing quotations, covering all aspects of her life, from her Nobel Prize awards to her contributions to the discovery of radioactivity.

Lo que Einstein le contó a su cocinero


Author: Robert L. Wolke
Publisher: Ediciones Robinbook
ISBN: 9788496222007
Category: Cooking
Page: 267
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The Biography Book

A Reader's Guide to Nonfiction, Fictional, and Film Biographies of More Than 500 of the Most Fascinating Individuals of All Time
Author: Daniel S. Burt
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781573562560
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 629
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From Marilyn to Mussolini, people captivate people. A&E's "Biography, " best-selling autobiographies, and biographical novels testify to the popularity of the genre. But where does one begin? Collected here are descriptions and evaluations of over 10,000 biographical works, including books of fact and fiction, biographies for young readers, and documentaries and movies, all based on the lives of over 500 historical figures from scientists and writers, to political and military leaders, to artists and musicians. Each entry includes a brief profile, autobiographical and primary sources, and recommended works. Short reviews describe the pertinent biographical works and offer insight into the qualities and special features of each title, helping readers to find the best biographical material available on hundreds of fascinating individuals.

Marie Curie: A Life


Author: Susan Quinn
Publisher: Plunkett Lake Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: N.A
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Marie Curie was long idealized as a selfless and dedicated scientist, not entirely of this world. But Quinn's Marie Curie is, on the contrary, a woman of passion — born in Warsaw under the repressive regime of the Russian czars, outspokenly committed to the cause of a free Poland, deeply in love with her husband Pierre but also, after his tragic death, capable of loving a second time and of standing up against the cruel, xenophobic attacks which resulted from that love. This biography gives a full and lucid account of Marie and Pierre Curie’s scientific discoveries, placing them within the revelatory discoveries of the age. At the same time, it provides a vivid account of Marie Curie’s practical genius: the X-Ray mobiles she created to save French soldiers' lives during World War I, as well as her remarkable ability to raise funds and create a laboratory that drew researchers to Paris from all over the world. It is a story which transforms Marie Curie from an bloodless icon into a woman of passion and courage. "Quinn's portrait of Curie is rich and captivating. Quinn strives to peel back... layers of myth and idealization that have grown up around the physicist... She succeeds beautifully. Quinn has written a worthy successor to her previous work, the award-winning biography of American psychiatrist Karen Horney." — Washington Post Book World (page 1) "A touching, three-dimensional portrait of the Polish-born scientist and two-time Nobel Prize winner." — Kirkus "I've read many biographies of Marie Curie and Susan Quinn's is magnificent. It's so complete and so evocative that I can't imagine anyone coming away from reading it without feeling they actually know Marie Curie." — Alan Alda "Quinn portrays a woman who was both independent and ambitious, in a society that was unprepared for either. The result is a fresh, powerful new biography of a very human Marie Curie... This is an exemplary work, rich in the details and connections that bring a person and her era to life. It is certain to be this generations' definitive biography of Marie Curie." — Science "Quinn breaks ground in her detailed description, drawn from newly available papers, of Marie's life after Pierre's accidental death in 1906. At first so grief-stricken she neglected her two daughters, Irene and Eve, Marie later had a love affair with French scientist Paul Langevin. Because Langevin was married, Marie was vilified by the French press and was almost denied the 1911 Nobel Prize for chemistry." —Publishers Weekly "Susan Quinn's excellent biography gives a lucid account of Curie's contribution to our understanding of 'things'... but Quinn also draws on new material to paint a more rounded and attractive picture of Curie the person... For Marie, the enchantment of her science never waned, and it is this enchantment which Quinn's biography communicates so well." — London Observer

Marie Curie

And the Science of Radioactivity
Author: Naomi Pasachoff
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195092147
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 109
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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.

El científico rebelde


Author: Freeman Dyson
Publisher: DEBATE
ISBN: 8499921922
Category: Science
Page: 384
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Estos ensayos, surgidos de la pluma de un extraordinario científico y magnífico escritor, iluminan tanto la historia de la ciencia como los polémicos debates actuales sobre ciencia, ética y religión. Desde Galileo hasta los astrónomos aficionados de la actualidad, los científicos siempre han sido rebeldes, espíritus libres que resisten las ataduras que la sociedad les impone. En su búsqueda de las verdades de la naturaleza les guía tanto la imaginación como la razón, y sus teorías más importantes tienen la excepcionalidad y la belleza de las grandes obras de arte. Freeman Dyson, uno de los científicos más respetados del mundo, opina que la mejor manera de entender la ciencia es entender a quienes la practican. Nos cuenta las historias de científicos trabajando: desde la entrega de Newton a la física, la alquimia, la teología y la política, hasta el descubrimiento de la estructura del átomo que hizo Rutherford o la tenaz resistencia de Einstein a la idea de los agujeros negros. Reseñas: «Una de las mentes más originales del mundo.» The Times «Dyson se ha convertido en uno de los más elocuentes intérpretes de la ciencia.» George Johnson, The New York Times «Lo que este libro contiene realmente es sabiduría, una sabiduría que nos ayuda a comprender cómo piensan y trabajan los científicos, y cómo la ciencia, bien entendida, nos ayuda a comprender mejor nuestro mundo.» Gregory M. Lamb, The Christian Science Monitor «Un caso evidente de omisión en los premios Nobel. Esta adictiva antología muestra a las claras su inteligencia.» Pathik Guha, The Telegraph «Dyson personifica el ideal del científico como iconoclasta. En esta fantástica antología reflexiona sobre la ética de la nanotecnología y la ingeniería genética, el crucial papel de los amateurs en ciencia y la riqueza de la "imaginación de la naturaleza.» «Provocador, emocionante y siempre sorprendente.» Wired «En esta ecléctica y maravillosa antología, Dyson exhibe la precisión de sus ideas en una prosa clara como el cristal, y los lectores acabarán entusiasmados ante la amplitud de sus conocimientos, la increíble habilidad para enlazar temas distintos y sus múltiples afirmaciones provocadoras.» Publishers Weekly

Madame Curie - A Biography by Eve Curie


Author: Vincent Sheean
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 1447485459
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 460
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Marie Curie is a women who changed the face of science for all time, not just because of her discovery of the radioactive element Radium and her work with it, but because of her incredible strides forward in a such a male dominated world as laboratory science at the turn of the 19th century. This is the Madame Curie many people know but here is a biography written by her daughter Eve that shows her human side, in a way that can only be viewed and admired from a family member describing her as a caring mother, devoted and passionate wife. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Grand Obsession

Madame Curie and Her World
Author: Rosalynd Pflaum
Publisher: Doubleday Books
ISBN: N.A
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 496
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Tells of the lives and revolutionary work of Curie and her husband Pierre, whose work with radiation had an enormous impact on modern physics, and whose legacy was carried on by their daughter and son-in-law

Cuerpos negros y gatos cuánticos


Author: N.A
Publisher: Editorial Norma
ISBN: 9584502816
Category:
Page: 437
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Curie y la radiactividad


Author: Paul Strathern
Publisher: Siglo XXI de España Editores
ISBN: 8432317268
Category: Science
Page: 104
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Curie y la radiactividad presenta una brillante instantánea de la vida y la obra de Marie Curie y ofrece una explicación clara y accesible del significado e importancia del descubrimiento de la radioactividad y de las implicaciones que ello tendría para la vida en el siglo XX y el futuro.

Marie Curie

Mother of Modern Physics
Author: Janice Borzendowski
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9781402765438
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 124
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A biography of the scientist and Nobel Prize winner Marie Curie explores both Curie's personal and professional life.