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Marie Curie: A Biography

Marie Curie A Biography

Prometheus Books

Author: Marilyn Bailey Ogilvie

The author is Marilyn Bailey Ogilvie and it was published on the 7th of December, 2010 by Prometheus Books. The book is 189 pages long. The book dimensions are 9.02"H x 5.98"L x 0.51"W. It weighs roughly 0.52 lbs. To buy a copy at the lowest price, click on our partners via the button below.

There is most most likely no woman scientist more well-known than Marie Curie (1867-1934 ). Not only did she coin the term radioactivity, but her painstaking investigation culminated inside the isolation of two new elements, polonium and radium. She made one of a lot of most significant theoretical breakthroughs from the twentieth century when she postulated that radiation was an atomic as opposed to a chemical property, an vital milestone in understanding the structure of matter. For her achievements she won two Nobel Prizes, one in physics (in 1903) as well as the other in chemistry (in 1911 ).

Ogilvie also candidly discusses the controversy that surrounded Marie when detractors charged that her execute was really performed by her late husband. Finally, she describes Curie's work in founding the radium institutes to study radiation and in establishing mobile X-ray units during World War I. Eventually, her long exposure to radium led to her death from aplastic anemia in 1934. A year later, Albert Einstein published a tribute to her in memoriam, praising both her intuition and her tenacity below almost certainly the most trying circumstances.


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