Curie and Radioactivity

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Anchor Books, 1999 - Science - 99 pages
A scientific "biography" of the first family of radioactivity--Marie, Pierre, and daughter Irene Curie--focuses on their ground-breaking contributions to science, including the discovery of radium. Original.

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Good short bio of Marie Curie. Nothing spectacular, nothing boring. Read full review

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Paul Strathern has a Ph.D. in Mathematics and Philosophy and lectures at Kingston University. Strathern is the author of several novels, including A Season in Abyssinia, which won a Somerset Maugham prize, and Mendeleyev's Dream: The Quest for the Elements. He has also published two series of books, one on philosophy: Philosophers in 90 Minutes, and another on science, but is best known for his 39 short biographies of philosophers and scientists

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