Category Archives: Marie Curie

Radioactive: Marie & Pierre Curie: A Tale of Love and Fallout.

Redniss, Lauren. (2010) Radioactive: Marie & Pierre Curie: A Tale of Love and Fallout. New York, NY: It Books (Harper Collins). Advertisements

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Radioactive Properties

Radioactivity, as explained by Marie Curie: “If a radioactive substance is placed in the dark in the vicinity of the closed eye or of the temple, a sensation of light fills the eye.” “Crystals of barium chloride containing radium are … Continue reading

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Fallout We Know About

Hiroshima Fallout from Mark Monmonier’s Cartographies of Danger: Nuclear Accidents: Three Mile Flower: Chernobyl Fallout (one map in three images): The Chernobyl reactor in the then-Soviet Union exploded on April 26, 1986. For days a nuclear fire burned as billowing … Continue reading

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Tests in the US

Images from Lauren Redniss’ book, “Radioactive: Marie and Pierre Curie: A Tale of Love and Fallout” (2010).

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A Brief History of Radioactivity

Images and information from Lauren Redniss’ book, “Radioactive: Marie and Pierre Curie: A Tale of Love and Fallout” (2010). We pick up the story in 1897.  Marie had moved to Paris in 1891, at the age of 24, to pursue higher … Continue reading

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