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

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

by Janice Borzendowski
     
 

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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

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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 - 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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402753183
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
02/03/2009
Series:
Sterling Biographies Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
375,837
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
10 - 12 Years

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