Item description for Curie (Life & Times) (Life&Times) by Sarah Dry & Sabine Seifer...
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.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 5.25" Height: 7.75" Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 2005
Publisher Haus Publishing
ISBN 1904341292 ISBN13 9781904341291
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More About Sarah Dry & Sabine Seifer
Sarah Dry is a Research Officer at the STEPS Centre. She received her PhD in history of science from the University of Cambridge in 2006. Her research interests include the history of Victorian meteorology and 20th century radiation, and contemporary health policy.
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Curie Jun 7, 2008
Well written and edited. Comprehensive yet succinct. Relevant photos. Essay about Irene an excellent feature.
Madame Curie: Polish Patriot and Scientist Jun 15, 2005
This book goes beyond discussing the scientific achievements of Marie Curie, as well as the many tragedies she had to go through in life. It also focuses on her early life as a young Polish patriot under the oppressive heel of Russian rule. The young Curie describes attending a kulig, a traditional Polish sleigh party that was recognizably an act of resistance against Russian cultural domination. As a schoolgirl, the Marie Curie would walk to Saxony Square in Warsaw and spit on the obelisk set up by the Russia tsar. When she was older, Curie attended the "Floating University", an underground academy that held secret classes in living rooms and meeting halls. Not mentioned is the fact that the "floating university" was revived after the Germans conquered Poland during WWII and abolished all higher learning for Poles. A stirring read!