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Radioactive: Marie & Pierre Curie: A Tale of Love and Fallout | Lauren Redniss
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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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BookishMarginalia
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This graphic novel is an idiosyncratic take on Pierre and Marie Curie‘s relationship and work, with haunting, evocative illustrations, and interesting digressions. Highly recommended! And isn‘t #GiorgioCat adorable? #CatsofLitsy (Our kitties now have their own Instagram account! Follow their antics there at Lexie.Giorgio.and.the.five)

charl08 😍 3w
stretchkev Lauren Redniss graphic novels are works of art. She does some amazing things in (edited) 3w
BookishMarginalia @stretchkev Good to know, since I just got that one! 3w
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vivastory
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I just stumbled across this graphic memoir while browsing at the library. The bright #yellow cover isn't the only thing about it that caught my attention. In addition to being intrigued by blurbs from Malcolm Gladwell & Nicole Krauss, I was also interested in the imaginative take on the subjects. #GratefulHarvest @Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Eggs Looks good 💛💛 2mo
Cortg I just read an article today that Marjane Satrapi (author of Persepolis)is working on a film of this book. I‘ll have to read this one! https://bookriot.com/what-happened-to-some-well-known-authors/ 2mo
vivastory @Cortg I had no idea! Now I'm even more excited to read it! 2mo
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LeahBergen Oh, cool! 2mo
Cortg @vivastory I just put a library hold on it! 2mo
Bookzombie @Cortg If you have Amazon Prime, the movie is available on there. I haven‘t got to it yet. I also stacked this book. 🙂 2mo
BookBosomed1 I received this as a gift last year. It‘s a beautiful book. 2mo
Vansa This is an absolutely stunning book, it's both a work of art and beautifully written. My husband and I exchanged books, along with rings,at our engagement ( because we met at a literature pub quiz), and this was the book he gave me, so it has additional emotional resonance for me😀The movie...isn't too good, really. 2mo
Cortg @Bookzombie Thanks! I rarely watch TV/movies so I had no idea. I do have Amazon Prime, I‘ll check it out after I read the book ❤️ 2mo
vivastory @Vansa That's a wonderful story about how you & your husband met! I'll manage my expectations with the movie, but am definitely looking forward to it as I love Satrapi 2mo
vivastory @Bookzombie Thanks for the heads up! 2mo
vivastory @BookBosomed1 I love all of the comments on this thread about receiving this as a 🎁📚 2mo
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Grrlbrarian
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Picked up my #DoubleSpin with the tagged!

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 9mo
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Battledoll
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I really enjoyed this book and thought it was beautiful. Very unique. Redniss sketches out a brief biography of Marie Curie‘s life interspersed with examples of how the work of Curie and her family influenced the larger world, from x-rays to the Manhattan project to Chernobyl. It has illustrations throughout. This won‘t be for everyone. If you aren‘t into non traditional books/art or want a very in depth biography of Curie you might hate this.

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Carissa-Green-Reads
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ILLs come from many corners. Thanks to all libraries that lend. An instant five-star rating from me—beautiful book.

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PaperbackPirate
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Marie Curie won a Nobel Prize for discovering radium and polonium. She coined the term “radioactivity.” She died in the summer of prolonged exposure to radiation from her work.
📒 Bonus! The cover glows in the dark!
🌸 Taken in front of my cousin‘s lilacs.
#summertimesadness
#songsofsummer
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
@OriginalCyn620

OriginalCyn620 😎📚🎶 3y
marleed Ohhh I should read as a follow up to radium girls! 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful photo 💜💜 3y
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GatheringBooks
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#PrinceOfJuly Day 21: “There is no connection between my scientific work and the facts of private life.” Marie Curie became known for this quote whereby she demanded a separation between what goes on in her private affairs & her scientific discoveries, which for a time, were put into question, as she was deemed amoral, her entire credibility and character perceived as too #Scandalous for comfort. Full review here: https://wp.me/pDlzr-h8S

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I didn‘t know that she was #scandalous Beautiful illustrations! 4y
vkois88 Whaaaat??? I didn't know that, that's crazy 4y
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CoffeeCatsBooks
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This illustrated book uses a variety of styles and mediums, including photographs, to tell the tragic story of Marie Curie. Great read and beautiful. #backtoreading #womeninscience @JoeStalksBeck @Tiffy_Reads

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Kimberussell
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I have waited a long time to get this beautiful book at my library. Some books just need to be held and not sideloaded into an ereader.

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bookloversnevergotobedalone
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Congratulations to Lauren Redniss for being awarded the MacArthur Genius grant.

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Erynecki
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There was something magical about this book for me...the way in which the text and images really needed each other to tell the story was powerful. It's history and a work of art combined with a love story, science, and language...

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Rlweasley
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With apologies to Marie Curie, who said, "There is no connection between my scientific work and the facts of private life."