Marie Curie / by Kathleen Krull ; illustrated by Boris Kulikov
Book | Viking Children's Book | 2007

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Description
142 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Series
Giants of science
Krull, Kathleen. Giants of science.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 135-137) and index.
Contents
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.
Summary
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.
Audience
Ages 11 up.
Study Program
Accelerated Reader AR MG 8.3 4.0 118058.
Subject
Added Author
ISBN
0670058947 hardcover
9780670058945 hardcover
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