Madame Curie: A Biography

Eve Curie (Author)


"A biography of Nobel Prize winner Madame Curie] that stirs the heart and the mind by a fine counterpoint of sense and sensibility, a great story superbly told."--New York Times

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.

Product Details

Price: $20.95  $18.86
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Published Date: April 02, 2001
Pages: 444
Dimensions: 5.4 X 1.05 X 7.82 inches | 1.02 pounds
ISBN: 9780306810381
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About the Author

Eve Curie Labouisse (1904--2007) was the daughter of Marie and Pierre Curie. After a career as a journalist and author, she worked tirelessly with UNICEF, helping children and mothers in developing countries.


"The actual record of Marie Curie's life is epic. Eve Curie writes that epic movingly."--Chicago Tribune