AUTHORBrian, Denis
TITLEThe Curies: A Biography of the Most Controversial Family in Science
PUBLISHERJohn Wiley and Sons, Inc.
CITYNew York, NY
DATE PUBLISHED2005
ISBN978-0-471-27391


This engaging biography chronicles the professional and private lives of the famous Curie family, beginning with Pierre and Marie and concluding with Frederic Joliot’s post WW II scientific and political pursuits. In addition to the Nobel Prize winning contributions to nuclear science, the author presents the controversies and tragedies which encompassed members of the family. The author consulted living members of the family to assure an accurate account of events, as well as previous biographers of family members. The work adds to the portrait of the illustrious family by exploring its humanity.


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