Madame Curie: A Biography

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Da Capo Press, 2001 - Biography & Autobiography - 393 pages
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Marie Sklodowska Curie (1867-1934) was the first woman scientist to win worldwide acclaim and was, indeed, one of the great scientists of the twentieth century. Written by Curie’s daughter, the renowned international activist Eve Curie, this biography chronicles Curie’s 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 woman’s life.
 

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Contents

MANYA
4
DARK DAYS
18
ADOLESCENCE
31
VOCATIONS
48
GOVERNESS
61
THE LONG WAIT
71
THE ESCAPE
82
PARIS
94
A DOCTORS THESES AND FIVE MINUTES TALK
194
THE ENEMY
207
EVERY DAY
224
APRIL 19 1906
244
ALONE
264
SUCCESSES AND ORDEALS
275
WAR
290
PEACE HOLIDAYS AT LARCOUEST
309

FORTY RUBLES A MONTH
106
PIERRE CURIE
120
A YOUNG COUPLE
139
THE DISCOVERY OF RADIUM
153
FOUR YEARS IN A SHED
166
A HARD LIFE
179
AMERICA
323
FULL BLOOM
338
ON THE ILE SAINTLOUIS
350
THE LABORATORY
362
THE END OF THE MISSION
377
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About the author (2001)

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

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