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Madame Curie
     

Madame Curie

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by Eve Curie, Vincent Sheean (Translator)
 

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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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780306802812
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
08/21/1986
Series:
Da Capo Series in Science
Pages:
393
Product dimensions:
5.36(w) x 8.36(h) x 0.92(d)
Lexile:
1060L (what's this?)

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Madame Curie 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 40 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.)
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Marie Curie was a wonderful woman. This book about her life reads like a story.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.)
Gardenseed More than 1 year ago
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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The content was fine, but the actual text itself was reakky hard to read. There were so many errors
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Impossible to read-bad quality
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This book has terrible grammer and spelling. It is hard to understand what is going on!
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