Marie Curie: And the Science of Radioactivity

by Naomi Pasachoff

Oxford University Press | April 30, 1999 | Hardcover

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Marie Curie discovered radium and went on to lead the scientific community in studying the theory behind and the uses of radioactivity. She left a vast legacy to future scientists through her research, her teaching, and her contributions to the welfare of humankind. She was the first person to win two Nobel Prizes, yet upon her death in 1934, Albert Einstein was moved to say, "Marie Curie is, of all celebrated beings, the only one whom fame has not corrupted." She was a physicist, a wife and mother, and a groundbreaking professional woman. This biography is an inspirational and exciting story of scientific discovery and personal commitment.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 112 pages, 6.73 × 9.49 × 0.55 in

Published: April 30, 1999

Publisher: Oxford University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0195092147

ISBN - 13: 9780195092141

Appropriate for ages: 12 - adult

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Marie Curie: And the Science of Radioactivity

by Naomi Pasachoff

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 112 pages, 6.73 × 9.49 × 0.55 in

Published: April 30, 1999

Publisher: Oxford University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0195092147

ISBN - 13: 9780195092141

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Marie Curie discovered radium and went on to lead the scientific community in studying the theory behind and the uses of radioactivity. She left a vast legacy to future scientists through her research, her teaching, and her contributions to the welfare of humankind. She was the first person to win two Nobel Prizes, yet upon her death in 1934, Albert Einstein was moved to say, "Marie Curie is, of all celebrated beings, the only one whom fame has not corrupted." She was a physicist, a wife and mother, and a groundbreaking professional woman. This biography is an inspirational and exciting story of scientific discovery and personal commitment.

About the Author

Naomi Pasachoff is at Williams College.

Editorial Reviews

"A fascinating profile that combines personal information not found in other YA resources with a fairly detailed account of Curie''s research.... A chronology and an extensive bibliography round out a book that will be a valuable addition to both school and public library collections."--Booklist

Appropriate for ages: 12 - adult