Madame Curie

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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 ...

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Overview

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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The actual record of Marie Curie's life is epic. Eve Curie writes that epic movingly.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780306810381
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press
  • Publication date: 3/12/2001
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 444
  • Sales rank: 256,150
  • Lexile: 1060L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.80 (w) x 5.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet 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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 10, 2010

    reads like a story, very informative

    For an autobiography this book will capture your interest from the start. It reads like a story and presents a lot of history in an easy to read manner. This book is great to learn about the life of Marie Curie.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2014

    The autobiography written by Eve Curie really captures the essen

    The autobiography written by Eve Curie really captures the essence of Madame Curie's life. Eve Curie writes in a way that is selfless it keeps the focus on Madame Curie the entire time. The book highlights the need for science and how involved science is in everyday life. Madame Curie's life and achievements opened doors for everyone but especially women when analyzing her different job endeavors. Madame Curie's strong will and love for science is what gets her through the hardships she faces, especially with the death of her husband. This book was as informative as it gets and it taught me an abundance of what science truly is about. (Sierra B.)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2012

    Terrible!

    This book has terrible grammer and spelling. It is hard to understand what is going on!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2012

    Great Book

    Marie Curie was a wonderful woman. This book about her life reads like a story.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2008

    a classically written masterpiece, an animal of it's own...

    This true story, written by Mme. Curie's youngest daughter and published in 1937, opened my eyes to a magical universe of science, beauty and strength that i did not know existed. Free from the puns and simple analogies of contemporary literature, it is a refreshing view of the world through the eyes of a woman, Marie Curie, who has the innocence of a child and boundless courage. I love books from that era because many authors used the English language so beautifully, in a way that is very rare today. For those not very knowledgeable in technical science, like myself, this book will not bore you with scientific terminology. I am sure you will enjoy this book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2006

    Beautifully written!

    This biography was composed in a captivating way that grabbed my attention from the very beginning. Her daughter, Eve Curie, presents her mother¿s life from her childhood to her death with extensive background information and research. The story of Madame Curie comes alive as Eve guides you through her mother¿s unique experiences. It was appealing to see the intertwining of historical events in Russia with Madame Curie and her family¿s lives. The transition of events from her childhood to her desperate circumstances to her escape to Paris for upper-level education captured me in a way that made me feel like I was reading about a fictional character. Eve Curie has an extraordinary ability for storytelling. She effectively portrays Madame Curie¿s genius. From the first chapters of the book, it becomes clear that little ¿Manya¿ had a great ability to lucidly understand everything she learned. Her impressive mind and determination allow her to lead a fascinating life of revolutionary discoveries under sometimes dire circumstances. Eve Curie goes well beyond the development of a scientific prodigy. More than half of the book¿s content explores Curie¿s background, surroundings and relations with acquaintances. The development of each of these aspects of Curie¿s life can be witnessed throughout the course of this intriguingly written biography of the first woman scientist to achieve such high honors during the time in which she lived.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2014

    I love that this book was written by Madame Curie's Daughter. It

    I love that this book was written by Madame Curie's Daughter. It shows the hardships she went through, and the accomplishments she made. I enjoy science, so to read about it is interesting for me, seeing how she made and discovered radium with her husband Pierre. It only was boring at certain parts where they went in to the more historical facts. But all in all I enjoyed learning about her life, as it opened doors for other women in the science world. (Rileigh S.)

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  • Posted May 8, 2014

    I read this book as a teenager in high school, more than half a

    I read this book as a teenager in high school, more than half a century ago, and loved it. It has lasted all these years and is still beloved by readers today. Now I am buying a copy to give to a girl graduating from high school in the hope that it will inspire her as it inspired me. What a book! What a scientist and a woman! What an inspiration to women today!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2013

    It's Suck

    It' Suck

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2012

    Horrible

    The content was fine, but the actual text itself was reakky hard to read. There were so many errors

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 8, 2012

    horrible quality

    Impossible to read-bad quality

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2012

    for those that like the book

    For those that like this book there is a movie that goes along with it the movie is really very intersting

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2012

    Emily

    Love short stories but i am a science geek and love to read but sounds good

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 15, 2010

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    Madame Curie Review, Great Book!

    This is a great novel for people who love to learn science! Madame Curie did many amazing things in her life and it is shared within this novel. It surprised me and millions who had read the novel that it is not fiction; it is actually a woman's life. I think it is inspiring to go out and want to achieve better things for yourself! And it is very caring that her own daughter, Eve Curie would want to write this novel in her honor. This novel really gives you a look into what it really takes to discover something that is just a tiny part of a bigger picture. A part that really touched me is, no matter what she kept on trying to answer the next question she had. Her husband also helped her accomplish so much and it is inspiring that they were able to work better at as team. It opened my eyes to something new about science and about persistence. This novel shows that woman of the 20th century can do stuff just like the men can do. You don't get many books like this, where woman are held at a higher standard than they used to be in that era. Madame Curie had lots of courage to go out and make these discoveries. I know many people will love this book, but you have to concentrate while you read the novel. It is not one of those easy reads, but it shows a lot of insight to the 20th century science.

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