Radioactive

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by Lauren Redniss | Biographies & Memoirs |
ISBN: 9780061351327 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingGoryDetailswing of Nashua, New Hampshire USA on 3/21/2019
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Journal Entry 1 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Thursday, March 21, 2019
I got this handsome hardcover from this Little Free Library in Dracut MA while dropping off some books of my own. It's a fascinating work, a combination of art, biography, and a history of radioactivity. The author's notes at the end describe the cyanotype printing used on her artwork, and the typeface she created (!). There are period photos and other illustrations along with the author's artwork, all interspersed with snippets of Curie's biography, the effects of radioactivity (including testimony from a Hiroshima survivor), and much more. There's even a "radioactive bestiary" at the end - which includes Spiderman (bitten by a radioactive spider).

While the overall effect is quite fascinating, I found the unusual typeface on multicolored backgrounds with odd spacing rather hard to read at times. Still, this is a remarkable work!

Journal Entry 2 by wingGoryDetailswing at Cambridge, Massachusetts USA on Saturday, March 23, 2019

Released 3 wks ago (3/23/2019 UTC) at Cambridge, Massachusetts USA

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I plan to take this book to this afternoon's BookCrossing Meetup at Panera. If nobody claims this one I'll retrieve it to release elsewhere. Hope someone enjoys it!

Journal Entry 3 by wingIddyluwing at Cambridge, Massachusetts USA on Saturday, March 23, 2019
Caught! This looks lovely.

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