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

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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781904341291
  • Publisher: Haus Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/1/2005
  • Series: Life&Times Series
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 1,441,385
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.80 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet 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. This book also includes an essay by Sabine Seifert on Irène Joliot-Curie, Marie Curie's little-recognised daughter and co-worker, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1935.

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Table of Contents

Early Years (1867-1891) 1
Paris (1891-1897) 11
Discovering Radium (1897-1902) 26
Theorizing Radioactivity (1902-1906) 53
Death and Laboratory Life (1906-1911) 70
Scandal (1911-1914) 81
War (1914-1918) 95
Final Years (1919-1934) 106
Irene Joliot-Curie (1897-1956) 129
Notes 151
Chronology 154
Further Reading 162
Picture Sources 165
Index 166
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