Marie Curie: Mother of Modern Physics (Sterling Biographies Series)

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Nearly seventy years after her death, Marie Curie continues to be one of the most famous female scientists. Despite being at a disadvantage compared to her male counterparts in the late nineteenth century, Marie changed not only the course of science, but also history itself. Marie, along with her husband, Pierre, discovered two new chemical elements - polonium and radium. These discoveries opened up the field of radioactive science. In recognition of their accomplishment, Pierre and Marie received a Nobel Prize ...
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Overview

Nearly seventy years after her death, Marie Curie continues to be one of the most famous female scientists. Despite being at a disadvantage compared to her male counterparts in the late nineteenth century, Marie changed not only the course of science, but also history itself. Marie, along with her husband, Pierre, discovered two new chemical elements - polonium and radium. These discoveries opened up the field of radioactive science. In recognition of their accomplishment, Pierre and Marie received a Nobel Prize - she was the first woman ever awarded this honor. Marie Curie made a historic impact on science and the world - and continues to inspire generations of young people.
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School Library Journal

Gr 7-10

This interesting, informative biography of the scientist and Nobel Prize winner explores both Curie's personal and professional life. It includes numerous archival and modern photos and reproductions. The writing is awkward at times, and there are some omissions; the scientific definitions tend to be difficult, aimed at older students. The source notes confusingly use abbreviated titles (for example, MCB for Madame Curie: A Biography instead of the more standard and efficient use of the author's surname). Still, the book is far more thorough and satisfying than most biographies of Curie for teens. Carla Killough McClafferty's Something Out of Nothing: Marie Curie and Radium (Farrar, 2006) is the only other title that can be recommended.-Ann W. Moore, Schenectady County Public Library, NY

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402753183
  • Publisher: Sterling
  • Publication date: 2/3/2009
  • Series: Sterling Biographies Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 365,275
  • Age range: 10 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: A Glow in the Dark 1

Chapter 1 Youngest and Brightest 2

Chapter 2 An Independent Life 14

Chapter 3 Paris, and Pierre 23

Chapter 4 Match Made in Science 34

Chapter 5 New Science 42

Chapter 6 Something Out of Nothing 55

Chapter 7 Reluctant Celebrities 66

Chapter 8 Facing the Future Alone 77

Chapter 9 In the Shadow of Success 85

Chapter 10 War Service 96

Chapter 11 The Last Years 104

Chapter 12 Marie Curie's Legacy 113

Glossary 118

Bibliography 119

Source Notes 120

Image Credits 122

About the Author 122

Index 123

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  • Posted December 5, 2011

    Great history or women in science

    The story of Marie Curie is written for all age levels. I did not know she was the first woman to win a Nobel prize and in two categories. To date, no one has accomplished that! A woman a head of her time in science realizing the dangers of mixing elements and discovering radium and Polonium both of which are radioactive. This book was appropriate for a young reader of 8 years old and a perfect biographical book for a book report.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2010

    Great Bio for Book Reports!

    My daughter used this book for her third grade biography reading project. It was full of lost of useful info and amusing stories that made her report something special.

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