Cover of: Marie Curie | Kathleen Krull

About the Book

Marie Curie, the woman who coined the term radioactivity, won not just one Nobel Prize but two—in physics and chemistry, both supposedly girl-phobic sciences.

About the Edition

Describes the life and work of the scientist who won two Nobel Prizes and died of radiation poisoning from years of investigating the dangerous elements that she herself had discovered. Readers will learn about the dark side of a woman and her devotion to science--the politics of science, her depression, and the drive to succeed. It is a brutally honest portrayal of a woman in a field dominated by men.

Table of Contents

Introduction -- -- ch. 1. The
gold-medal girl -- -- ch. 2. The
pact -- -- ch. 3.
Magnetic attraction -- -- ch. 4.
Mr. and Mrs. Radioactive -- -- ch. 5. The
legend begins -- -- ch. 6.
Suddenly famous -- -- ch. 7.
Shock -- -- ch. 8.
Embarrassment-on a national scale -- -- ch. 9.
War heroine -- -- ch. 10.
Madame Curie -- -- ch. 11.
Genius genes -- -- ch. 12.
How she changed the world --
Bibliography --
Index.

Edition Notes

Series
Giants of science
Genre
Biography, Juvenile literature., Biography.

The Physical Object

Pagination
142 p. :
Number of pages
142

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL24213414M
Internet Archive
mariecurie00krulrich
ISBN 10
0142412651
ISBN 13
9780142412657
OCLC/WorldCat
236344701
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