Marie Curie

Marie Curie

by Marilyn Bailey Ogilvie

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781616142162
Publisher: Prometheus Books
Publication date: 10/01/2010
Pages: 172
Sales rank: 1,214,375
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Marilyn Bailey Ogilvie (OK), now retired, is formerly a professor of the history of science and curator of the history of science collections at the University of Oklahoma. She is the author of Searching the Stars: The Story of Caroline Herschel and Women in Science: Antiquity through the Nineteenth Century; the editor of The Biographical Dictionary of Scientists; and the coeditor (with Joy Dorothy Harvey) of The Biographical Dictionary of Women in Science.

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

Timeline of Events in the Life of Marie Curie 11

Chapter 1 Early Life and Education 13

Chapter 2 Preparing for the Future 25

Chapter 3 Paris and the Sorbonne 35

Chapter 4 Pierre and Marie 43

Chapter 5 The Discovery of Radium: A Scientific Breakthrough 59

Chapter 6 A Year of Contrasts: Good News, Bad News 81

Chapter 7 "Pierre Is Dead? Dead? Absolutely Dead?" 95

Chapter 8 Scandal! 105

Chapter 9 The Second Nobel Prize, Its Aftermath, and War 121

Chapter 10 Marie and the United States of America 137

Chapter 11 Last Years 151

Conclusion 169

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