Curie

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Haus Publishing, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 170 pages
Marie Curie made pioneering discoveries in the field of radioactivity and discovered two elements, Radium and Polonium, the latter having acquired new notority over one hundred years after Curie’s discovery, when she named it in honour of her native Poland
 

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Concise and engaging, this amply illustrated history of Madame Curie, the first woman ever to win a Nobel Prize, makes an excellent introduction to the feminist icon and scientific pioneer. Dry does ... Read full review

Contents

Early Years 18671891
1
Discovering Radium 18971902
26
Theorizing Radioactivity 19021906
53
Death and Laboratory Life 19061911
70
War 19141918
95
Irene JoliotCurie 18971956
129
Notes
151
Picture Sources
165
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Sarah Dry won the Rona Jaffe prize for creative non-fiction at Harvard University and went on to study at the London Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine and to do post-graduate research at the University of Cambridge. This book also includes an essay by Sabine Seifert on Irčne Joliot-Curie, Marie Curie's little-recognised daughter and co-worker, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1935.

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