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Madame Curie: A Biography

Eve Curie

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ISBN : 9780918377111
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Marie Sklodowska Curie (1867-1934) was the first woman scientist to win worldwide fame, and indeed, one of the great scientists of this century. Winner of two Nobel Prizes (for Physics in 1903 and for Chemistry in 1911), she performed pioneeringMoreMarie Sklodowska Curie (1867-1934) was the first woman scientist to win worldwide fame, and indeed, one of the great scientists of this century. Winner of two Nobel Prizes (for Physics in 1903 and for Chemistry in 1911), she performed pioneering studies with radium and contributed profoundly to the understanding of radioactivity. The history of her story-book marriage to Pierre Curie, of their refusal to patent their processes or otherwise profit from the commercial exploitation of radium, and her tragically ironic death from the very substance that had made her famous is the stuff of legend. But, as this book reveals, it was also true. An astonishing mind and a remarkable life are here portrayed by Marie Curies daughter in a classic and moving account.