Marie & Pierre Curie: A Tale of Love & Fallout

by Lauren Redniss


Hardcover, 208 pages, Harpercollins, List Price: $29.99 | purchase


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Presents the professional and private lives of Marie and Pierre Curie, examining their personal struggles, the advancements they made in the world of science, and the issue of radiation in the modern world.

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