Marie and Pierre Curie
Marie and Pierre Curie were pioneers in the study of radioactivity, achieving world renown for their Nobel prize-winning discovery of radium and polonium. This biographical introduction to the couple describes the Curies' lives, their research, their marriage and Marie's controversial final years.
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The Discovery and Isolation of Radium
Making a Living
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