MARIE CURIE, SCIENCE OF RADIOACTIVITY

Hardcover, Wrap Closure, 120 gsm, ribbon marker, memento pouch

Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 18.0  x 2.2

Number Of Pages: 144

Marie Sklodowska Curie (1867â"1934) was a Polish and naturalized French scientist best known for her pioneering research on radioactivity. Seemingly contradicting the principle of energy conservation, her discoveries forced a reconsideration of the foundation of physics, allowing scientists and medical professionals to harness radioactivity for the greater good.For this book cover we have reproduced a page from one of Marieâs notebooks containing her handwritten calculation notes precisely measuring the radium and thorium content of different minerals. Today her lab books are kept in special lead boxes, still too radioactive to touch without protective clothing. Curieâs legacy and groundbreaking work encompasses both scientific and social achievements. As a woman in the scientific community she faced significant hurdles and prejudices to earn her position, and she remains the only woman to be awarded two Nobel Prizes. We are grateful to the Mus©e Curie for partnering with us to bring this unique sample of her thought process to the Paperblanks collection.

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