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In many ways, Marie Curie represents modern science. Her considerable lifetime achievements—the first woman to be awarded a Nobel Prize, the only woman to be awarded the Prize in two fields, and the only person to be awarded Nobel Prizes in multiple sciences—are studied by schoolchildren across the world. When, in 2009, the New Scientist carried out a poll for the “Most Inspirational Female Scientist of All Time,” the result was a foregone conclusion: Marie Curie trounced her closest…


Making Marie Curie

ISBN 10 : 9780226235844
ISBN 13 : 022623584X

"Making Marie Curie explores what went into the creation of this icon of science. It is not a traditional biography, or one that attempts to uncover the "real" Marie Curie. Rather,..


Accelerator And Radiation Physics

ISBN 10 : 8184871821
ISBN 13 : 9788184871821

ACCELERATOR AND RADIATION PHYSICS encompasses radiation shielding design and strategies for hadron therapy accelerators, neutron facilities and laser based accelerators. A fascinat..


The Experimental Self

ISBN 10 : 9780226351360
ISBN 13 : 022635136X

How did someone become a scientist before the profession itself existed? Jan Golinski finds an answer in the remarkable career of Humphry Davy (1778-1829), one of the foremost Brit..


Alchemy Tried In The Fire

ISBN 10 : 9780226577029
ISBN 13 : 0226577023

Winner of the 2005 Pfizer Prize from the History of Science Society. What actually took place in the private laboratory of a mid-seventeenth century alchemist? How did he direct hi..


Cultures Of Optimism

ISBN 10 : 9781137484819
ISBN 13 : 1137484810

What are the functions of optimism in modern societies? How is hope culturally transmitted? What values and attitudes does it reflect? This book explores how and why powerful insti..


The Lure Of The Dark Side

ISBN 10 : 9781317490791
ISBN 13 : 1317490797

Demons, devils, spirits and vampires are present throughout popular Western culture in film, music and literature. Their religious significance has only recently begun to be explor..


The Short Seller

ISBN 10 : 9781442452565
ISBN 13 : 1442452560

While seventh-grader Lindy Sachs is recovering from mononucleosis, her father gives her access to his etrading account as a way to pass the time and she discovers that she has a kn..


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