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Marie Curie

By Kathleen Krull

Talk about a ?glowing reputation?! Marie Curie, the woman who coined the term radioactivity, won not just one Nobel prize but two?in physics and in chemistry, both supposedly girl-phobic sciences. As with her previous star-studded biographies of Leonardo da Vinci, Isaac Newton, and Sigmund Freud?all three chosen as ALA Notable Books?Kathleen Krull offers readers a fascinating portrait of this mythic ?giant of science? who abhorred publicity. And she also places Curie?s ground-breaking discovery of two elements within the framework of science at that time.

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Publish Date

2007

ISBN

0670058947


Format: Book
Author: Krull, Kathleen
Summary: 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.
Title: Marie Curie / by Kathleen Krull ; illustrated by Boris Kulikov.
Publisher Date: New York : Viking Children's Book, 2007.
Subject: Curie, Marie, 1867-1934 Women chemists -- Poland -- Biography -- Juvenile literature Women chemists -- France -- Biography -- Juvenile literature. Chemists -- Poland -- Biography -- Juvenile literature Chemists -- France -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Isbn: 0670058947 (hardcover) 9780670058945 (hardcover)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 4
System Items Total: 5
Call Number: CB Curie
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Bib Id: 291795

Format: Book
Author: Krull, Kathleen
Summary: 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.
Title: Marie Curie / by Kathleen Krull ; illustrated by Boris Kulikov.
Publisher, Date: New York : Viking Children's Book, 2007.
Description: 142 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Target Audience Note: 011 up.
Series: Giants of science
Series: Giants of science
Subjects: Curie, Marie, 1867-1934
Subjects: Women chemists -- Poland -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
Subjects: Women chemists -- France -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Subjects: Chemists -- Poland -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
Subjects: Chemists -- France -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Other Author: Kulikov, Boris
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 135-137) and index.
Contents: Introduction -- Gold-medal girl -- Pact -- Magnetic attraction -- Mr. and Mrs. Radioactive -- Legend begins -- Suddenly famous -- Shock -- Embarrassment-on a national scale -- War heroine -- Madame Curie -- Genius genes -- How she changed the world -- Bibliography -- Index.
LCCN: 2007024251
ISBN: 0670058947 (hardcover)
ISBN: 9780670058945 (hardcover)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 4
Total Copies: 5
Call Number: CB Curie