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Curie And Radioactivity The Big Idea

Curie And Radioactivity The Big Idea

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  • ISBN-13: 9780756787318
  • ISBN: 0756787319
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Publisher: DIANE Publishing Company

AUTHOR

Strathern, Paul

SUMMARY

Marie Curie's contribution to science won her 2 Nobel prizes. Her research into radioactivity made her one of the most outstanding scientists of the 20th cent. Curie's work on radium furthered our understanding in nuclear physics & caused huge advances in the treatment of cancer. Yet the inherent dangers of her work were unknown. Curie died of leukemia as a result of years of exposure to radium. Her life was upheld as an example to women fighting for recognition & independence. This book presents a brilliant snapshot of Curie's life & work. It gives a clear, accessible explanation of the meaning & importance of the discovery of radioactivity & the implications this has had for life in the 20th century & beyond. Aimed at scientists & non-specialists alike.Strathern, Paul is the author of 'Curie And Radioactivity The Big Idea', published 1998 under ISBN 9780756787318 and ISBN 0756787319.

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