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Voted OUTSTANDING ACADEMIC TITLE 2003 by the editors of CHOICE: CURRENT REVIEWS FOR ACADEMIC LIBRARIES magazine in the category "History of Science & Technology"

Synopsis:

Marie Curie (1867-1934) was not only the first woman to win the Nobel Prize — she won two. For many years the scientific establishment in Paris neglected her work, but in 1903, with her husband Pierre and Henri Becquerel, she won the Nobel Prize for Physics for their pioneering work in the field of radioactivity. Eight years later, she was awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry for her discovery of Radium and Polonium. Sarah Dry offers a picture of a more dynamic and politically engaged Curie than the isolated genius of popular memory. This biography includes an essay by Sabine Seifert on the life of Marie Curie's little-recognized daughter and coworker, Irene Joliot-Curie, who was also awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1936.

Synopsis:

This is one title in a series of short, illustrated biographies. They tell the stories of those who have shaped our present and our past, from Beethoven to Dietrich, from Einstein to Churchill and are suitable for students and the general reader.

Synopsis:

Curie was not only the first woman to win a Nobel Prize she won it twice

About the Author

Sarah Dry won the Rona Jaffe prize for creative non-fiction at Harvard University and went on to study at the London Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine and to do post-graduate research at the University of Cambridge.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781904341291
With:
Seifert, Sabine
Publisher:
Haus Pub.
With:
Seifert, Sabine
Author:
arah
Author:
Dry, Sarah
Author:
Seifert, Sabine
Author:
Dry, S
Location:
London
Subject:
Women
Subject:
History
Subject:
Chemistry
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Chemists
Subject:
Radium.
Subject:
Famous persons.
Subject:
Women chemists
Subject:
Scientists - General
Subject:
Science & Technology
Subject:
Biography-Scientists
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Life & Times
Series Volume:
no. 85
Publication Date:
20050431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
7.8 x 5 x 0.8 in 9.5 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Marie Curie (1867-1934) was not only the first woman to win the Nobel Prize — she won two. For many years the scientific establishment in Paris neglected her work, but in 1903, with her husband Pierre and Henri Becquerel, she won the Nobel Prize for Physics for their pioneering work in the field of radioactivity. Eight years later, she was awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry for her discovery of Radium and Polonium. Sarah Dry offers a picture of a more dynamic and politically engaged Curie than the isolated genius of popular memory. This biography includes an essay by Sabine Seifert on the life of Marie Curie's little-recognized daughter and coworker, Irene Joliot-Curie, who was also awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1936.
"Synopsis" by , This is one title in a series of short, illustrated biographies. They tell the stories of those who have shaped our present and our past, from Beethoven to Dietrich, from Einstein to Churchill and are suitable for students and the general reader.
"Synopsis" by ,
Curie was not only the first woman to win a Nobel Prize she won it twice
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