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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User Review  - Pat Murphy - Goodreads

A classic. Lots of evidence of the women are as good as ( or better than) men. Chronicles the life of Madame Curie, the discoverer of radium. She was an amazing character. Her interest was in science ... Read full review

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User Review  - Casey - Goodreads

Very interesting biography of Madame Curie. Interesting and engrossing. Somewhat awkward language at times, probably due to translation from the original French, but a very good read nonetheless. Read full review

Contents

MANYA
3
DARK DAYS
17
The Sklodovski Children
27
in ADOLESCENCE
30
VOCATIONS
47
The House in Which Marie Curie then Manya Sklodovska
52
GOVERNESS
60
THE LONG WAIT
70
Pierre and Marie Curie with the Bicycles on Which They
172
A HARD LIFE
178
A DOCTORS THESIS AND FIVE MINUTES TALK
193
THE ENEMY
206
EVERY DAY
223
APRIL 191906
243
PART THREE
261
ALONE
263

THE ESCAPE
81
The Diploma of the Second Nobel Prize Award Made
84
PART
91
PARIS
93
FORTY RUBLES A MONTH
105
The Curie Family
116
PIERRE CURIE
119
A YOUNG COUPLE
138
THE DISCOVERY OF RADIUM
152
Two Views of the Shed at the School of Physics on the
156
FOUR YEARS IN A SHED
165
SUCCESSES AND ORDEALS
274
WAR
289
PEACEHOLIDAYS AT LARCOUEST
308
AMERICA
322
FULL BLOOM
337
ON THE ILE SAINTLOUIS
349
THE LABORATORY
361
THE END OF THE MISSION
376
APPENDIX
387
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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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