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142 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Giants of science
Krull, Kathleen. Giants of science.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 135-137) and index.
The gold-medal girl -- The pact -- Magnetic attraction -- Mr. and Mrs. radioactive -- The legend begins -- Suddenly famous -- Shock -- Embarrassment-on a national scale -- War heroine -- Madame Curie -- Genius genes -- How she changed the world.
Describes the life and work of the scientist who won two Nobel Prizes and died of radiation poisoning from years of investigating the dangerous elements that she herself had discovered. Readers will learn about the dark side of a woman and her devotion to science--the politics of science, her depression, and the drive to succeed. It is a brutally honest portrayal of a woman in a field dominated by men.
Ages 11 up.
Accelerated Reader AR MG 8.3 4.0 118058.