Marie Curie: The Pioneer, the Nobel Laureate, the Discoverer of Radioactivity (Great Thinkers) (Hardcover)
This illustrated biography explores all of Marie Curie's accomplishments, from her discoveries of radioactivity, polonium, and radium to her Nobel Prize victory and her continuing influence today.
When Marie Curie and her husband, Pierre, discovered the atomic nature of radioactivity, and isolated polonium and radium, they revolutionized modern science. Her work not only contributed to our understanding of the structure of the atom, but also laid the foundation for modern medical innovations such as X-rays and radiotherapy.
This illustrated biography details Marie's tumultuous personal life at a time of social upheaval, and her struggle to gain recognition in an era when women scientists were almost unknown.
About the Author
Dr Richard Gunderman is John A. Campbell Professor of Radiology at Indiana University. He has written 10 books, including X-ray Vision and We Come to Life with Those We Serve.