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The Resource Radioactive : Marie & Pierre Curie, a tale of love & fallout, by Lauren Redniss

Radioactive : Marie & Pierre Curie, a tale of love & fallout, by Lauren Redniss

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Radioactive : Marie & Pierre Curie, a tale of love & fallout
Title
Radioactive
Title remainder
Marie & Pierre Curie, a tale of love & fallout
Statement of responsibility
by Lauren Redniss
Title variation
Marie and Pierre Curie, a tale of love and fallout
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A visually stunning work of illustrative art, Radioactive walks the reader through the story of Curie's own life, which was marked by both extraordinary scientific discovery and dramatic personal trauma-from her romantic partnership with Pierre, through his tragic decline from radium poisoning and death in a traffic accident, to the scandalous affair with another fellow scientist that almost cost her her second Nobel Prize
Summary
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
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Illustration
Awards note
National Book Award finalist 2011.
Biography type
contains biographical information
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391081
Cataloging source
NJB
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Redniss, Lauren
Dewey number
540.92
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Curie, Marie
  • Curie family
  • Curie, Marie
  • Curie, Pierre
  • Curie, Pierre
  • Physicists
  • Chemists
  • Women chemists
  • Radioactivity
  • Radioactivity
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
Marie & Pierre Curie, a tale of love & fallout
Label
Radioactive : Marie & Pierre Curie, a tale of love & fallout, by Lauren Redniss
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Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "Many of the images in this book are made using a process known as cyanotype printing."--P. 199
  • "This book is set in Eusapia LR, a typeface I created based on the title pages of manuscripts at the New York Public Library. It is named after Eusapia Palladino, the Italian spiritualist medium whose séances the Curies attended."--P. 201
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 187-193)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Symmetry -- Magnetism -- Fusion -- White flash -- Instability of matter -- Half-life -- Isolation -- Exposure -- Daughter elements
Control code
000056401617
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
205 pages
Isbn
9780062416162
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)927136454
Label
Radioactive : Marie & Pierre Curie, a tale of love & fallout, by Lauren Redniss
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "Many of the images in this book are made using a process known as cyanotype printing."--P. 199
  • "This book is set in Eusapia LR, a typeface I created based on the title pages of manuscripts at the New York Public Library. It is named after Eusapia Palladino, the Italian spiritualist medium whose séances the Curies attended."--P. 201
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 187-193)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Symmetry -- Magnetism -- Fusion -- White flash -- Instability of matter -- Half-life -- Isolation -- Exposure -- Daughter elements
Control code
000056401617
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
205 pages
Isbn
9780062416162
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)927136454

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