Title: Madame Curie (Da Capo Series in Science)
Binding: Paper Back
Book Condition: Used - Very Good
Publisher: Da Capo Press August 1986
0306802813 / 9780306802812
Seller ID: 20090507155777
Very good to fine. Previous owner embossing on title page, a virtually flawless copy.
An Eighth Day View:
Marie Sklodowska Curie (1867--1934) was the first woman scientist to win worldwide fame, and indeed, one of the great scientists of this century. Winner of two Nobel Prizes (for physics in 1903 and for chemistry in 1911), she performed pioneering studies with radium and contributed profoundly to the understanding of radioactivity. The history of her story-book marriage to Pierre Curie, of their refusal to patent their processes or otherwise profit from the commercial exploitation of radium, and her tragically ironic death are legendary and well known but are here revealed from an inside perspective. But, as this book reveals, it was also true. An astonishing mind and a remarkable life are here portrayed by Marie Curie's daughter in a classic and moving account.