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Obsessive Genius: The Inner World of Marie Curie

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  • Obsessive Genius: The Inner World of Marie Curie (Weidenfeld & Nicolson) – Hardcover (2005)
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    Obsessive Genius: The Inner World of Marie Curie

    Hardcover, Weidenfeld & Nicolson
    2005
    320 pages

    ISBN: 0297847678
    ISBN-13: 9780297847670

    Marie Curie reamins the only woman to win two Nobel prizes - the first in 1903 for the discovery of radioactivity and the second in 1911 for the discovery of radium and polonium. Her discovery of radium opened the door to the exploration of the atom. What is even more remarkable is that the Nobel prize wasn't awarded to another woman until twenty years later, and it was Marie's daughter - Irene Joliot-Curie - who received it for discovering artificial radioactivity. In turn Irene's daughter, Helene Langevin-Joliot, helped ... Show more

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Jane

Marie Curie

by Jane on Apr 3, 2007

I was struck by Marie Curies determination to suceed in her chosen field. And curious why when working with radio active materials she and her husband did not recognize how dangerous their work was. She was ahead of her times in her sense of self determination to overlook the "correct behavior" for women in her time. A book worth reading if you are interested in women in Science.

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