By Barbara Goldsmith
The bestselling, "excellent…poignant―and scientifically lucid―portrait" (New York occasions e-book Review) of the amazing Marie Curie.
Through kin interviews, diaries, letters, and workbooks that have been sealed for over sixty years, Barbara Goldsmith finds the Marie Curie in the back of the myth―an all-too-human lady suffering to stability a mind-blowing clinical profession, a not easy family members, the unfairness of society, and her personal passionate nature. Obsessive Genius is a stunning portrait of Curie, her striking clinical good fortune, and the cost she paid for fame.
Read or Download Obsessive Genius: The Inner World of Marie Curie (Great Discoveries) PDF
Similar Biography books
The much-loved television superstar Fern Britten tells her tale for the 1st time in her Sunday instances bestselling memoir. For years now, Fern Britton has been generally enjoyed because the presenter ofReady regular prepare dinner, and, extra lately, co-presenter of This Morning with Philip Schofield. by no means one to shrink back from an excellent chuckle or cry on nationwide television, she has none-the-less by no means mentioned herself to the general public, who prefer to maintain her deepest lifestyles inner most.
"[Mom] bursts with tales which are unvarnished, unhappy, humorous, clever, and such a lot of all, very genuine. " -Chicago Tribune (Editor's selection) Featuring StoryCorps' so much revealing tales at the topic, mother appears to be like throughout a range of expertise to provide a completely unique portrait of motherhood. In conversations among mom and dad and young children, husbands and other halves, siblings and neighbors, the lifetime of the American mom unfolds.
Virginia Woolf is likely one of the so much influential figures in twentieth-century literature. She used to be unique, passionate, bright, devoted to her artwork. but so much writing approximately her nonetheless revolves round her social existence and the Bloomsbury set. during this clean, soaking up publication, Julia Briggs places the writing again on the heart of Woolf's existence, reads that existence via her paintings, and mines the novels themselves to create a compelling new type of biography.
This ebook is a magisterial account of the lifestyles and instances of Marcel Proust, one of many maximum literary voices of the 20 th century. in line with a number of lately on hand letters, memoirs, and manuscripts, it sheds new gentle on Proust's personality, his improvement as an artist, and his masterpiece looking for misplaced Time (long identified in English as Remembrance of items Past).
Extra info for Obsessive Genius: The Inner World of Marie Curie (Great Discoveries)
Technological know-how in 1896,” January 14, 1897. “Science in 1898: Physiology,” January 20, 1899. “The British Association—A Forecast,” August 29, 1899. “British Association,” September 6, 1900. “The research of Cancer,” April 21, 1902. “The secret of Radium,” March 25, 1903. “The secret of Radium” (letter to the editor), April thirteen, 1903. “Cancer and Its Origin,” December 10, 1903. “M. Curie on Radium,” February 22, 1904. “Cancer Research,” February 25, 1904. “The British Association,” August 18, 1904. “Sir Oliver inn and Huxley” (letters to the editor), October 25, 1904. “The overseas Congress for melanoma Research,” October 1, 1906. “The remedy of Cancer,” December 15, 1906. Loriot, Noëlle, with the collaboration of health care provider Houdard-Koessler. Irène Joliot-Curie: un destin au carrier de l. a. technology [a future within the provider of science]. Paris: Presses de l. a. Renaissance, 1991. (Direct translation from the French through Patricia Osbourne. ) McGrayne, Sharon Bertsch. Nobel Prize girls in technological know-how: Their Lives, Struggles, and Momentous Discoveries. Washington, DC: Joseph Henry Press, 1998. McKown, Robin. She Lived for technology: Irène Joliot-Curie. manhattan: Julian Messner, 1961. Pais, Abraham. “The Discovery of the Electron. ” Beam Line, spring 1997. ———. Inward certain. long island: Oxford collage Press, 1986. Parker, Steve. Marie Curie and Radium. technology Discoveries. big apple: HarperTrophy, 1992; reprint version. Pasachoff, Naomi E. Marie Curie and the technology of Radioactivity. Oxford graphics in technology. long island: Oxford collage Press, 1996. Perrin, Jean. “Madame Curie et los angeles découverte du Radium. ” Vient de paraitre (monthly bibliographical bulletin), February 1924. Peterson, M. Jeanne, “The Victorian Governess: prestige Incongruence in relations and Society. ” In endure and Be nonetheless: girls within the Victorian Age. Edited by way of Martha Vicinus, 3–19. Bloomington: Indiana collage Press, 1972. Pflaum, Rosalynd. Grand Obsession: Madame Curie and Her global. big apple: Doubleday, 1989. ———. Marie Curie and her Daughter Irène. Minneapolis: Lerner Publica tions, 1993. Poynter, Margaret. Marie Curie: Discoverer of Radium. Berkeley Heights, NJ: Enslow Publishers, 1994. Quere, d’Yves. Leçons de Marie Curie: Recueillies par Isabelle Chavannes en 1907. Paris: EDP Sciences, 2003. Quinn, Susan. Marie Curie: A lifestyles. long island: Simon & Schuster, 1995 Radvanyi, Pierre. “Les Curie, Deux radioactifs. ” Pour l. a. technological know-how: Édition française de medical American, November 2001-February 2002. ———, and Monique Bordry. los angeles Radioactivité artificielle et son histoire. Paris: Seuil / CNRS, 1984. Reid, Robert. Marie Curie. manhattan: Saturday assessment Press / E. P. Dutton, 1974. Rhodes, Richard. The Making of the Atomic Bomb. long island: A Touchstone e-book / Simon & Schuster, 1986. Romer, Alfred, ed. the invention of Radioactivity and Transmutation. manhattan: Dover courses, 1964. ———. The stressed Atom. backyard urban: Anchor Books, 1960. Rossiter, Margaret W. girls Scientists in the USA: Struggles and techniques to 1940. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins college Press, 1982.