AUTHORQuinn, Susan
TITLEMarie Curie: A Life
PUBLISHERSimon & Schuster
CITYNew York, NY

This biography of the renowned scientist, Marie Curie, presents her emotional life as well as her scientific accomplishments. Marie Curie with her husband, Pierre Curie and Henri Becquerel won the 1903 Nobel Prize for Physics for their discovery of radium and polonium. After her husband’s death, Marie Curie won the 1911 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for isolating radium and studying its chemical properties. She also founded the Radium Institute in Paris and and oversaw the installation of portable x-ray tubes in vans which treated the wounded on the front lines of World War I. Curie herself drove one of the vans. The book uses photographs, letters, diaries, interviews and books to bring together a carefully documented account of Marie Curie’s life.

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