Madame Curie: A Biography (Da Capo Series in Science) Paperback – 2 Apr 2001
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Paperback. Pub date: 2001 Pages: 442 Publisher: the the DaCapo Press The professional triumphs and personal Struggles of a pioneering woman Scientist Marie Sklodowska Curie (18.671.934) was the first woman Scientist to win Worldwide Acclaim and was indeed one of the great scientists of the twentieth century. Written by Curies daughter. the renowned international activist Eve Curie. this biography chronicles Curies 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 ought her fame. Now updated with an eloquent. rousing introduction by best-selling author Natalie Angier . this timeless biography cele...
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25 April 2013
I have my grandmothers diary for the year 1942 - in so many passages she writes of this book, how inspiring it is, and that she cannot put it down.. So I thought I would send for it and was thrilled to see it was still available after all these years. One always knows about the Marie Curie nurses, but I had simply no idea of the life this lady lead and what greatness she achieved as a women and a scientist. All her life she shunned fame and money - even when she and her equally talented husband Pierre founded "Radium". They could have become wealthy overnight by patenting the product, but decided instead to share it with scientists all over the world. Only half way through - one amazing story - highly recommended
4 November 2013
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.
I have just finished reading this biography and would recommend this as one of the most moving and inspiring ...22 August 2016
I have just finished reading this biography and would recommend this as one of the most moving and inspiring insights into a woman of great genius, love and complete devotion . Brilliant !
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