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.

Galileos Finger

die zehn großen Ideen der Naturwissenschaft
Author: Peter W. Atkins
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783608941258
Category: Discoveries in science
Page: 526
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Pierre Curie


Author: Marie Curie
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3709144167
Category: Science
Page: 92
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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.

Untersuchungen über die radioaktiven Substanzen


Author: Marie Curie
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3845722223
Category: Science
Page: 144
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Marie Sklodowska Curie, Trägerin des Nobelpreises für Physik und für Chemie, untersuchte die von Henri Becquerel beobachtete Strahlung von Uranverbindungen. Gemeinsam mit ihrem Mann Pierre entdeckte sie das Radium und das Polonium und prägte den Begriff „radioaktiv“. Ihre Forschungsergebnisse fasste sie in ihrer hier vorliegenden Dissertation zusammen, die innerhalb eines Jahres in fünf Sprachen übersetzt wurde. Sorgfältig bearbeiteter Nachdruck der deutschsprachigen Ausgabe aus dem Jahr 1904.

Frau Einstein

Roman
Author: Marie Benedict
Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch
ISBN: 3462317253
Category: Fiction
Page: 368
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War Albert Einsteins erste Frau Mileva Maric das eigentliche Genie in der Familie? Dieser Roman rückt zum ersten Mal Mileva Maric in den Mittelpunkt der Geschichte um die Entdeckung der Relativitätstheorie. Die erste Frau des Nobelpreisträgers war maßgeblich beteiligt an seinen wissenschaftlichen Errungenschaften. Marie Benedict zeichnet eine atemberaubende Liebes- und Emanzipationsgeschichte nach, die Albert Einstein in ein völlig anderes Licht stellt. Zürich 1896: Mileva Maric, aufgewachsen in ärmlichen Verhältnissen in Serbien, ist eine der ersten Frauen, die am Polytechnikum studieren dürfen. Gegen alle Vorurteile und Widerstände gehört die ehrgeizige junge Frau bald zu den Besten ihres Faches. Ihr großes Talent für Mathematik bleibt auch einem ihrer Kommilitonen, dem charismatischen Physikstudenten Albert Einstein, nicht lange verborgen. Die beiden tauschen sich über ihre Arbeit aus, verlieben sich und werden ein Paar. Zusammen arbeiten sie an der Relativitätstheorie, zunächst weitgehend gleichberechtigt. Doch als Mileva schwanger wird und ihre gemeinsame Forschung die erste öffentliche Aufmerksamkeit erhält, wird sie immer unsichtbarer im Schatten ihres Mannes, der als strahlendes Genie bis heute weltberühmt ist. Marie Benedict erzählt in ihrem biografischen Roman die wahre Geschichte einer Frau, die mit ihrer Forschung Bahnbrechendes geleistet hat und dennoch bis heute eine Unbekannte ist.»Die bewegende Geschichte von Albert Einsteins erster Frau, einer brillanten Wissenschaftlerin, die ihr Leben in seinem Schatten fristen musste.« Sue Monk Kidd, Autorin von »Die Bienenhüterin«

Marie Curie

Little People, Big Dreams. Deutsche Ausgabe
Author: Isabel Sánchez Vegara,María Isabel Sánchez Vegara
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
ISBN: 3458762698
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
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Die Forscherin Marie Curie schuf mit ihrer Liebe zum Wissen Unglaubliches: Sie revolutionierte den Kampf gegen Krebs, indem sie die chemischen Elemente Radium und Polonium entdeckte, und gewann den Nobelpreis – zwei Mal! Little People, Big Dreams erzählt von den beeindruckenden Lebensgeschichten großer Persönlichkeiten: Jede dieser Frauen, ob Künstlerin, Pilotin oder Wissenschaftlerin, hat Unvorstellbares erreicht. Dabei begann alles, als sie noch klein waren: mit großen Träumen. Für welches Alter sind diese Bücher gedacht? Für Babys das perfekte Geschenk zur Begrüßung in eine Welt voller Träume! Und Eltern werden in schlaflosen Nächten von diesen Büchern dazu ermutigt, das Vorlesen zu einem selbstverständlichen Teil des Lebens zu machen. Kleinkinder werden von den Illustrationen verzaubert sein – sie werden zahlreiche Dinge entdecken. Auch sind die Bücher großartige „Vokabeltrainer“! 3- bis 5-Jährige werden alles, Illustrationen und Texte, geradezu in sich aufsaugen! 6-, 8- und 10-Jährige haben ein ausgeprägteres Verständnis für die Illustrationen und die Bedeutung der Geschichte – es geht nicht nur darum, sich selbst zu akzeptieren und die eigenen Zukunftsträume zu verwirklichen, sondern auch darum, andere so zu akzeptieren, wie sie sind. Später: Die Bücher sind gute Geschenke zu jedem Anlass, denn die Träume der Kindheit können das ganze Leben lang Wirklichkeit werden.

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

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.

Marie Curie

Die erste Frau der Wissenschaft
Author: Barbara Goldsmith
Publisher: Piper eBooks
ISBN: 3492977022
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 256
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Marie Curie war eine Besessene, deren wissenschaftliche Karriere alle Rekorde brach. Sie ist die einzige Frau, die zwei Nobelpreise bekam, die erste, die diese Auszeichnung überhaupt erhielt. Bahnbrechend waren ihre Forschungen über Radioaktivität. Die renommierte Journalistin Barbara Goldsmith hat für die Recherche an diesem einfühlsamen Porträt noch immer schwer radioaktive Zeitdokumente eingesehen: Tagebücher, Briefe und Aufzeichnungen einer Ausnahmewissenschaftlerin und Frau, die für ihre Leidenschaft den eigenen Tod in Kauf nahm.

Marie Curie


Author: Kathleen Krull
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101024771
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 144
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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

Mother of Modern Physics
Author: Janice Borzendowski
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9781402753183
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.

Die Ordnung der Dinge

Im Reich der Elemente
Author: Sam Kean
Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe
ISBN: 3455850030
Category: Psychology
Page: 448
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Woraus besteht die Welt, woraus Mikroben, Meere, der Mensch? Kean gelingt etwas Schönes: Man kapiert’s auch ohne dröge Formeln. Das Hauptgebäude der modernen Chemie, das Periodensystem der Elemente, sieht langweilig aus, doch in ihm verbergen sich spannende Geschichten über Alchimisten, Entdecker und Goldgräber, Medizinalräte und Quacksalber, Kriegsstrategen, Spione, Geschäftemacher und Spinner. So macht Naturwissenschaft Spaß! Das periodische System der Elemente ist nicht nur eine große wissenschaftliche Leistung, sondern auch eine Schatzkiste voller skurriler Episoden, die von Leidenschaft, Abenteuern, Betrug und Besessenheit handeln. Während Kean die Grundbausteine des Universums und die Ordnung, die sie schaffen, erklärt, erzählt er zugleich, welche Rolle sie vom Urknall bis heute gespielt haben. Wie etwa Gerhard Domagk das Leben seiner Tochter riskierte, um die ersten Antibiotika zu entwickeln. Wie Portugal sowohl den Nazis als auch den Alliierten zu astronomischen Preisen Wolfram lieferte, weil beide Seiten es dringend für den Krieg brauchten.

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.

The Changing Image of the Sciences


Author: Ida H. Stamhuis,Teun Koetsier,Cornelis De Pater,Albert Van Helden
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401005877
Category: History
Page: 226
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This volume is written as a reaction to the worldwide decreasing interest in the natural sciences. It addresses many intriguing questions. How is the changing image of the distinct sciences experienced by the general public, by the scientists themselves, or in disciplines in which natural sciences are applied? How can it be connected to the phenomenon of the low number of women in science? It is of interest to researchers, teachers, and students of natural sciences, the history of science, and philosophy.

Chemistry


Author: John S. Holman,Phil Stone
Publisher: Nelson Thornes
ISBN: 9780748762392
Category: Science
Page: 314
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This series builds on the Nelson Science and Nelson Balanced Science series. It was developed for those studying for a Double or Triple Award at GCSE. It includes coverage of all the major GCSE science specifications, a range of case studies and other materials to further develop ideas and evidence in science and a range of questions including actual examination questions.

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

Inventors and Explorers of the 20th Century


Author: N.A
Publisher: Allied Publishers
ISBN: 9788177646931
Category:
Page: N.A
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Curie And Radioactivity


Author: Paul Strathern
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448107032
Category: Science
Page: 96
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At a moment of great discovery, one Big Idea can change the world... Marie Curie had one of the finest scientific minds of the twentieth century, overturning established ideas in both physics and chemistry. She had an equally profound effect in the social arena, challenging the commonly held belief that women were intellectually inferior to men. Her work influenced current cancer research and her exploration of radioactivity was groundbreaking. Curie & Radioactivity tells the captivating story of Curie's early life in which she worked as a governess to support her sister during medical school, through to her later life, as the first person ever honoured with Nobel Prizes in two different sciences. Her untimely death from cancer, due to overexposure to radium, marked the end of an exceptional career of a woman who was ahead of her time and never far from controversy. The Big Idea: Curie & Radioactivity is accessible and absorbing, placing Curie's remarkable life in the context of the times and rendering the essence of her unprecedented discoveries in a form comprehensible even to non-scientists. The Big Idea series is a fascinating look at the greatest advances in our scientific history, and at the men and women who made these fundamental breakthroughs.