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Description - Madame Curie by Eve Curie

The professional triumphs and personal struggles of a pioneering woman scientist. Marie Sklodowska Curie (18671934) 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 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 womans life.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780306810381
ISBN-10: 0306810387
Format: Paperback
(133mm x 204mm x 25mm)
Pages: 444
Imprint: Da Capo Press Inc
Publisher: INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
Publish Date: 2-Apr-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Eve Curie

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