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Madame Curie

Madame Curie

A Biography
April 2001
Trade Paperback · 444 Pages
$20.95 U.S. · $22.50 CAN · €14.99 E.U.
ISBN 9780306810381
Da Capo Press


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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.

About the Author

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.