Pierre Curie

With Autobiographical Notes by Marie Curie

Author: Marie Curie

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 128

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Intimate memoir of the Nobel laureate, written by his wife and lab partner, analyzes the nature and significance of the Curies' experiments. In addition, the author reconstructs her own work with radiation.

Marie Curie

And the Science of Radioactivity

Author: Naomi Pasachoff

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 109

View: 541

Examines the life of the Polish-born scientist who, with her husband Pierre, was awarded a 1903 Nobel Prize for discovering radium.

Marie Curie

Scientist

Author: Rachel A. Koestler-Grack

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 136

View: 918

Traces the life and work of the Polish-born scientist whose study of radioactivity lead to her receiving two Nobel Prizes.

Marie Curie

Author: Robert William Reid

Publisher: Signet

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 309

View: 957

Delves into Marie Curie's childhood in Poland, marriage to the brilliant French physicist, Pierre Curie, and scientific work

Marie Curie

Honesty in Science

Author: Carl Rollyson

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 37

View: 354

Professional biographer Carl Rollyson has pioneered a new kind of biography for children and adults alike. His narrative of "Marie Curie's" life is rendered in simple, precise prose, but he also includes material addressed to adults--especially to parents who wish some guidance in discussing what their children read. This home schooling biography also includes a timeline, sources for further study, a glossary, and an index. Vivid quotations from those who knew "Marie Curie" as well as a "points to ponder" section in each chapter are designed to provoke further discussion and research into the life and career of one of the century's greatest scientists and--as Rollyson shows--one of the most important figures in human history. At a time when the ethics of science and of scientists has been called into question, Rollyson's searching examination of Madame Curie's methods and morality makes this a sharply focused and challenging biography. The "Marie Curie" that emerges from this account is a woman of great integrity and self-discipline, acutely conscious of her historic role, keenly devoted to protecting her private life, and yet willing to shape her personality to the public roles demanded of her.

Marie Curie

Author: Demi

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

View: 573

Celebrated author and artist Demi beautifully portrays the life and story of Marie Curie, the revolutionary scientist and winner of two Nobel Prizes. Maria Salomea Sklodowaska was born on November 7, 1867. Her family called her Manya, but the world would remember her by another name: Marie Curie, one of the greatest scientists who ever lived. In a time when few women attended college, Marie earned degrees in physics and mathematics and went on to discover two elements: radium and polonium. She also invented a new word along the way: radioactive. This book celebrates her momentous achievements while also educating its readers about her scientific accomplishments and their implications.

Marie Curie

Mother of Modern Physics

Author: Janice Borzendowski

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 124

View: 936

A biography of the scientist and Nobel Prize winner Marie Curie explores both Curie's personal and professional life.

Madame Curie

A Biography

Author: Eve Curie

Publisher: Turtleback Books

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page:

View: 359

The professional triumphs and personal struggles of a pioneering woman scientist

Marie Curie: A Life

Author: Susan Quinn

Publisher: Plunkett Lake Press

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page:

View: 649

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, a life

Author: Françoise Giroud

Publisher: Holmes & Meier Pub

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 291

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Perhaps the most illustrious women of her era, Marie Curie is well-known for her Nobel Prize-winning research in physics and chemistry and for her discovery with husband Pierre of polonium and radium. Less familiar is the complex character of this renowned woman. While grounding her work in a historical context, the author provides a fresh human perspective on the life of this famous yet enigmatic precursor of today's atomic scientists.