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

deLauren Redniss

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21 décembre 2010|
Radioactive: Marie & Pierre Curie: A Tale of Love and Fallout de Lauren Redniss
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Lauren Redniss has created a fascinating and deeply moving visual biography that walks students through the story of Marie Curie's life, which was marked by both extraordinary scientific discover and dramatic personal trauma. From her romantic partnership with Pierre, through his tragic decline from radium poisoning and death in a traffic accident, to the scandalous affair with another fellow scientist that almost jeopardized her second Nobel Prize, it also casts an eye forward to survey the changes wrought by Curie's discovery of radioactivity—illuminating the path from the Curie laboratory past the bright red mushroom clouds in the Nevada desert through Three Mile Island and the advance in radiation therapy and nuclear technology today.

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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...
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Titre :Radioactive: Marie & Pierre Curie: A Tale of Love and Fallout
Format :Couverture rigide
Dimensions de l'article :208 pages, 11 X 8 X 1 po
Dimensions à l'expédition :208 pages, 11 X 8 X 1 po
Publié le :21 décembre 2010
Publié par :HarperCollins
Langue :anglais
Convient aux âges :Tous les âges
ISBN - 13 :9780061351327

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