Traite de Radioactivite. Madam P. Curie.
Traite de Radioactivite
Traite de Radioactivite

Traite de Radioactivite

Paris: Gauthier-Villars, Imprimeur-Libraire 1910. 2 volumes. Vol 1: portrait frontispiece, XIII, [1]-426 pages + 2 plates (labelled I, II). Vol 2: [2], [1]-548 pages + 5 plates (labelled III-VII). Vol 2 lacks half title leaf with title on recto and printer's imprint on verso (supplied in facsimile). Nice green cloth spine gilt over marbled boards. 8vo. (boards 7 x 9 1/2 inches). Zurich bookbinder ticket on front pastedowns. Faded ink stamp at head of front endpaper in each volume, "cat 1923" inked at base of title pages, and unobtrusive faded/erased ink stamp at top of title pages. No other markings. Text in French. Very Good. Boards. [27569]

"Marie Curie's first major treatise is based upon her lectures at the Sorbonne as professor of physics. Almost 1000 pages in length, the text is the most comprehensive summary of the period. Volume one treats measurements and laboratory practice and volume two describes the nature of radiations and the properties of radioactive substances. Volume one has a portrait in heliogravure of Pierre Curie, whose position at the Sorbornne she occupied after his death." (Extraordinary Women in Science and Medicine, Four Centuries of Achievement, Grolier Club Exhibition, #34).

"The Nobel Prize in Physics 1903 was divided, one half awarded to Antoine Henri Becquerel "in recognition of the extraordinary services he has rendered by his discovery of spontaneous radioactivity", the other half jointly to Pierre Curie and Marie Curie, née Sklodowska "in recognition of the extraordinary services they have rendered by their joint researches on the radiation phenomena discovered by Professor Henri Becquerel." (nobel org)

Marie Sk odowska Curie (born Maria Salomea Sk odowska 7 November 1867 – 4 July 1934) was a Polish and naturalized-French physicist and chemist who conducted pioneering research on radioactivity. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, is the only woman to win the Nobel prize twice, and is the only person to win the Nobel Prize in two different scientific fields. She was part of the Curie family legacy of five Nobel Prizes. She was also the first woman to become a professor at the University of Paris, and in 1995 became the first woman to be entombed on her own merits in the Panthéon in Paris. (wiki)

Heirs of Hippocrates, 1156. Milestones of Science 41.


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