Marie Curie: Genius Researcher of Radioactivity

Marie Curie: Genius Researcher of Radioactivity

by Margaret Poynter


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Marie Curie: Genius Researcher of Radioactivity tells the story of the discoverer of radium, from her impoverished childhood in Warsaw to her experiments with radioactivity in Paris, to her recognition; one of the preeminent scientists of her time. Marie Curie's painstaking research culminated in the isolation of two new elements, polonium and radium. For her achievements, she won two Nobel Prizes, one in physics in 1903 and the other in chemistry in 1911. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, the first person (and only woman) to win twice and the only persons to win twice in multiple sciences.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780766065819
Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 01/28/2015
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 10 - 13 Years

Table of Contents

1 Marie's Childhood Years 5

2 A Broken Heart 12

3 Freedom 18

4 An Exciting Discovery 24

5 Problems 31

6 A Tragedy 37

7 Life Without Pierre 45

8 A World at War 52

9 A Trip to the United States 60

10 An Ordinary Day 67

11 The End 73

Activities 78

Chronology 84

Periodic Table of the Elements 86

Chapter Notes 88

Glossary 92

Further Reading 93

Index 94

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