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The Curie Family : Exploring Radioactivity

By: Henderson, Harry.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Trailblazers in Science and Technology: Publisher: New York : Infobase Publishing, 2012Description: 1 online resource (137 p.).ISBN: 9781438138466.Subject(s): Curie family -- Juvenile literature | Curie, Marie, -- 1867-1934 -- Juvenile literature | Curie, Pierre, -- 1859-1906 -- Juvenile literature | Physicists -- France -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Physicists -- Poland -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Radioactivity -- History -- Juvenile literatureGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Curie Family : Exploring RadioactivityDDC classification: 539.7520922 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1; A Child of Poland; 2: Science and Love; 3: Breakthroughs; 4: Difficult Years; 5: A Life of Service; 6: The Next Generation; Conclusion; Periodic Tableof the Elements; Chronology; Glossary; Further Resources; Index
Summary: Marie and Pierre Curie, their daughter Ir ne Joliot-Curie, and her husband Fr d ric Joliot-Curie were one of science''s most remarkable and influential families. Their painstaking research into the mysteries of radioactivity allowed scientists to reach a new understanding about the structure of atoms and opened a new field of medical treatment. The Curie Family: Exploring Radioactivity illustrates how the Curies'' startling discoveries were major factors in the development of nuclear physics. This new branch of science would have profound implications for our understanding of matter and energy, in addition to giving rise to hopes for abundant power and fears of ultimate destruction. In addition, Madame Curie''s lasting legacy can be found in today''s growing number of highly talented women scientists.
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Cover; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1; A Child of Poland; 2: Science and Love; 3: Breakthroughs; 4: Difficult Years; 5: A Life of Service; 6: The Next Generation; Conclusion; Periodic Tableof the Elements; Chronology; Glossary; Further Resources; Index

Marie and Pierre Curie, their daughter Ir ne Joliot-Curie, and her husband Fr d ric Joliot-Curie were one of science''s most remarkable and influential families. Their painstaking research into the mysteries of radioactivity allowed scientists to reach a new understanding about the structure of atoms and opened a new field of medical treatment. The Curie Family: Exploring Radioactivity illustrates how the Curies'' startling discoveries were major factors in the development of nuclear physics. This new branch of science would have profound implications for our understanding of matter and energy, in addition to giving rise to hopes for abundant power and fears of ultimate destruction. In addition, Madame Curie''s lasting legacy can be found in today''s growing number of highly talented women scientists.

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