Summer Reading Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


The Powell's Playlist | June 18, 2014

Daniel H. Wilson: IMG The Powell’s Playlist: Daniel H. Wilson



Like many writers, I'm constantly haunting coffee shops with a laptop out and my headphones on. I listen to a lot of music while I write, and songs... Continue »

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$21.00
New Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
25 Remote Warehouse Biography- Scientists

More copies of this ISBN

This title in other editions

Other titles in the Radcliffe Biography Series series:

Marie Curie: A Life (Radcliffe Biography Series)

by

Marie Curie: A Life (Radcliffe Biography Series) Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

One hundred years ago, Marie Curie discovered radioactivity, for which she won the Nobel Prize in physics. In 1911 she won an unprecedented second Nobel Prize, this time in chemistry, for isolating new radioactive elements. Despite these achievements, or perhaps because of her fame, she has remained a saintly, unapproachable genius. From family documents and a private journal only recently made available, Susan Quinn at last tells the full human story. From the stubborn sixteen-year-old studying science at night while working as a governess, to her romance and scientific partnership with Pierre Curie—an extraordinary marriage of equals—we feel her defeats as well as her successes: her rejection by the French Academy, her unbearable grief at Pierres untimely and gruesome death, and her retreat into a love affair with a married fellow scientist, causing a scandal which almost cost her the second Nobel Prize. In Susan Quinns fully dimensional portrait, we come at last to know this complicated, passionate, brilliant woman.

Book News Annotation:

Synthesizes the current understanding of the occurrence, structure, chemistry, genetics, assembly, function, and application potential of the monomolecular arrays of protein or glycoprotein subunits now known to be one of the most common surface structures found in prokaryotic organisms. Each of the eight chapters is self-contained to provide a focused treatment of such aspects as chemical composition and biosynthesis, the analysis of proteins and genes, vaccine development based on the technology of the layers, and molecular nanotechnology and biomimetics.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

"One hundred years ago, Marie Curie discovered radioactivity, for which she won the Nobel Prize in physics. In 1911 she won an unprecedented second Nobel Prize, this time in chemistry, for isolating ne"

Synopsis:

A brilliant, often surprising portrait--based on new information--that is sure to be the definitive work on one of history's greatest women. Quinn shows in this richly textured work, a well-rounded, in-depth view of Curie as a scientist, a woman, a wife and a lover. 16 pages of photos; notes; index.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [479]-484) and index.

About the Author

Susan Quinn is the author of two highly praised biographies: A Mind of Her Own: The Life of Karen Horney and Marie Curie: A Life. She lives in Brookline, Massachusetts.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780201887945
Author:
Quinn, Susan
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Location:
Reading, Mass. :
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Chemistry - General
Subject:
Scientists
Subject:
Curie, marie, 1867-1934
Subject:
Chemists
Subject:
Curie, Marie
Subject:
Chemists -- Poland -- Biography.
Subject:
Scientists - General
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Biography-Scientists
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Radcliffe Biography Series
Series Volume:
1177-3
Publication Date:
19960531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
528
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 25.5 oz

Other books you might like

  1. With Courage and Common Sense:... New Trade Paper $25.00
  2. Songs from a Lead-Lined Room:... New Trade Paper $23.75
  3. Adams Women: Abigail & Louisa Adams,... Used Trade Paper $5.50
  4. Parallel lives :five Victorian marriages Used Trade Paper $2.95
  5. The Lives of Danielle Steel: The... Used Mass Market $4.50
  6. Getting a Grip: Clarity, Creativity,... Used Trade Paper $3.95

Related Subjects

Biography » Science and Technology
Biography » Women

Marie Curie: A Life (Radcliffe Biography Series) New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$21.00 In Stock
Product details 528 pages Addison Wesley Publishing Company - English 9780201887945 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
"One hundred years ago, Marie Curie discovered radioactivity, for which she won the Nobel Prize in physics. In 1911 she won an unprecedented second Nobel Prize, this time in chemistry, for isolating ne"
"Synopsis" by , A brilliant, often surprising portrait--based on new information--that is sure to be the definitive work on one of history's greatest women. Quinn shows in this richly textured work, a well-rounded, in-depth view of Curie as a scientist, a woman, a wife and a lover. 16 pages of photos; notes; index.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.