"Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas": First Edition of Madame Curie; Inscribed to Nelson Doubleday
Item Number: 32044
Paris: Gallimard, 1938.
First edition. Octavo, original wrappers. Inscribed by the author to publisher Nelson Doubleday, “To Nelson, Whose confidence in this book has been my first, my best encouragement.” In very good condition.
Marie Sklodowska Curie was the first woman scientist to receive worldwide acclaim and one of the greatest scientists of the twentieth century. Written by Curie's daughter, international activist Eve Curie, Madame Curie’s biography chronicles her achievements in science, including her pioneering efforts in the study of radioactivity and her two Nobel Prizes in Physics and Chemistry. It also provides insight into her personal life, from her childhood in Poland to her marriage to fellow scientist Pierre Curie, and finally her tragic death likely caused by long-term exposure to the radiation she was exposed to in her studies.