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Madame Curie: A Biography (Da Capo Series in Science) [Paperback]

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12 Mar 2001 Da Capo Series in Science
Marie Sklodowska Curie (1867--1934) was the first woman scientist to win worldwide acclaim and was, indeed, one of the great scientists of the twentieth century. Written by Curie's daughter, the renowned international activist Eve Curie, this biography chronicles Curie's legendary achievements in science, including her pioneering efforts in the study of radioactivity and her two Nobel Prizes in Physics and Chemistry. It also spotlights her remarkable life, from her childhood in Poland, to her storybook Parisian marriage to fellow scientist Pierre Curie, to her tragic death from the very radium that brought her fame. Now updated with an eloquent, rousing introduction by best-selling author Natalie Angier, this timeless biography celebrates an astonishing mind and a extraordinary woman's life.

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  • Paperback: 442 pages
  • Publisher: DaCapo Press; New ed of "Madame Curie" edition (12 Mar 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0306810387
  • ISBN-13: 978-0306810381
  • Product Dimensions: 19.9 x 13.7 x 2.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 157,749 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"The actual record of Marie Curie's life is epic. Eve Curie writes that epic movingly." Chicago Tribune"

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Eve Curie Labouisse is the daughter of Marie and Pierre Curie. She has worked in human rights and diplomacy, traveling worldwide on behalf of NATO and the United Nations.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book for Young Women 20 Jan 1998
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Excellent work by a woman writer who is also the daughter of Madam Curie. I would recommend this book to all young women. It is an excellent account of a great woman who made a mark on history when (supposedly) women had little freedom or power. Miss Curie (the writer) exhibits a great deal of love and devotion to her mother, yet remains objective.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Marie Curie- A woman of wisdom and heart 1 Dec 1998
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Marie Curie never gave up in life. This book is truly well written and full of wisdom and great-doing. Bravo to the whole Curie family. Yours is one of true splendour!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning! 8 April 2008
I thought I knew a lot about her but found out plenty more. I couldn't put it down for a whole weekend. Someone borrowed it but I want it back! And now Im back for more copies to give to my friends! I simply cannot recommend this highly enough.
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Recently had 6.5 weeks of radiotherapy because of prostate cancer and I didn't know anything about radium. I read this book not knowing how amazing the Curie's were. Definately worth a read.
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