Radioactive: Marie & Pierre Curie: A Tale of Love and Fallout by Lauren RednissRadioactive: Marie & Pierre Curie: A Tale of Love and Fallout by Lauren Redniss

Radioactive: Marie & Pierre Curie: A Tale of Love and Fallout

byLauren Redniss

Paperback | August 4, 2015

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A National Book Award finalist, the mesmerizing, landmark illustrated biography Radioactive is finally available in a stunning paperback edition. Through words and her own gorgeously crafted illustrations, artist and journalist Lauren Redniss tells the story of Marie Curie, née Marya Sklodowska, and her working and romantic relationship with Pierre Curie, including their discovery of two new scientific elements with startling properties—as well as the tragic car accident that killed Pierre, Marie’s two Nobel Prizes, and her scandalous affair with a married scientist. And Radioactive looks beyond the contours of Marie’s life, surveying the changes wrought by the Curies’ discoveries—nuclear weapons, radiation in medical treatment, and nuclear energy as a possible energy source—to create an eerie, wondrous, and moving evocation of one of history's most intriguing figures.

Lauren Redniss is the author ofCentury Girl: 100 years in the Life of Doris Eaton Travis,Last Living Star of the Ziegfeld FolliesandRadioactive: Marie & Pierre Curie,A Tale of Love and Fallout, a finalist for the 2011 National Book Award for non fiction. Her writing and drawing has appeared in numerous publications including theNew Yor...
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Title:Radioactive: Marie & Pierre Curie: A Tale of Love and FalloutFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 11 × 8 × 1.04 inPublished:August 4, 2015Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062416162

ISBN - 13:9780062416162

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“Radioactive offer innumerable wonders. Colors suddenly bloom into tremendous feeling, history contracts into a pair of elongated figures locked in an embrace, then expands again in an explosive rush of words. In this wholly original book about passion and discovery Lauren Redniss has invented her own unique form.”