Marie Curie: Discoverer of Radium

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Marie Curie is one of the most famous women of all time in the field of science. She was born in Poland in 1867, where there was little opportunity for a Polish person, especially a woman, to get an education. So Marie moved to France, where she met and married her husband, Pierre Curie.

Marie and Pierre pursued their interest in science together. Fascinated by the newly discovered phenomenon of radiation, they discovered two new elements-radium and polonium. For their ...

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Overview

Marie Curie is one of the most famous women of all time in the field of science. She was born in Poland in 1867, where there was little opportunity for a Polish person, especially a woman, to get an education. So Marie moved to France, where she met and married her husband, Pierre Curie.

Marie and Pierre pursued their interest in science together. Fascinated by the newly discovered phenomenon of radiation, they discovered two new elements-radium and polonium. For their discoveries, the Curies shared the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1903 with Antoine Becquerel, the discoverer of radioactivity. Marie was also awarded a second Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1911.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780766027954
  • Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/28/2007
  • Series: Great Minds of Science Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 112
  • Age range: 10 - 14 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.72 (w) x 9.34 (h) x 0.46 (d)

Table of Contents


Marie's Childhood Years     5
A Broken Heart     12
Freedom     19
An Exciting Discovery     28
Problems     36
A Tragedy     43
Life Without Pierre     54
A World at War     62
A Trip to the United States     71
An Ordinary Day     80
The End     87
Activities     93
Chronology     100
Periodic Table     102
Chapter Notes     104
Glossary     108
Further Reading     109
Internet Addresses     110
Index     111
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2009

    Marie Curie:Discoverer of Radium

    This biography is very educational. It taught me the facts about radium the discoveries of radium and the theroies. This is not a very detailed book or an indepth book. At times it was interesting but at most times it was uninteresting.I wasn't fond of how the book was written, it took you step-by-step through the events almost like a children's book. It was not a very challenging book because the vocabulary was simple.It was also a short book which made it unchalleging. Another reason why I did not enjoy the book was because it only had one page on Marie Curie's childhood and the rest was about her dicoveries of Radium and how she did not enjoy being famous. Some reasons why I enjoyed this book was because it was humerous at times.For example, when she was returning home from the United States to Paris, her driver twisted the steering wheel and crashed upside down in a ditch.When he went to go see if Madame Curie was dead she laughed and said "No". I found it humerous that she laughed when she got in a car accident and also that she cared more about the Radium than herself. I also like how not all of the book is about Marie Curie. It showed the relationships between her and her family, and if any of her relationships had an effect on her discoveries of Radium. If you are a an of Marie Curie and you have read some of her biographies you might like this book. If you are not a fan of Marie Curie and have not read any of her biographies you may not enjoy this book. I gave this book one star because it was not at my grade level and it was a very tedious book.

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